This terrific project gets the local community of a small city engaged to make the conservation of the Atlantic Rainforest more attractive than its destruction. Iracambi aims at preserving and retrieving this fundamental biome for Brazilian biodiversity. They take a great number of activities, from which the international volunteer can choose the one that best fits their personal interests.
The projects are divided into 4 fields:
- Forest restoration: Reforesting at communities for water problems, plant nursery with native species, promoting solutions for environmental problems.
- Environmental Education: empowering students to advocate for environmental change, visiting schools to promote the idea of conservation outside of Iracambi.
- Sustainable Agriculture: Agroforestry as a role model for agriculture in endangered areas, organic vegetable garden, promotion of native, wild eatable plants and native medicinal plants.
- Research: Understanding the ecosystem Atlantic Rainforest through monitoring and Research.
Activities that the international participant can do during the programme:
- Harvesting and planting of seedlings within Agroforestry;
- Medicinal Plants and Reforestation projects;
- Assistance and support of school visits and pedagogical assistance in education activities;
- NGO Marketing Support for Taking Pictures, Making Videos and Fundraising;
- Agricultural visits for the reforestation project and monitoring of its land;
- Tracks maintenance;
- Monitoring of projects in general.
Watch here a testimonial video from an international volunter: https://www.facebook.com/iracambi/videos/858411570993657/
The team at AFS Brazil are looking forward to discussing the programmes with you and can be called or Whatsapp’d on +55 21 992 275 917 between 11am and 8pm.
Alternatively apply now and we’ll call you back.