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Saving species – Education, communities, and their place in the protection of endangered species

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Where and when

Costa Rica. 25 July to 8 August 2018.

Educational content area

Sustainable Development

Project description

Costa Rica has a wide variety of habitats and is home to over 5% of the world’s biodiversity, including some species that can only be found in Costa Rica. Living in one of the many conservation areas that cover a quarter of the country, participants will take part in community activities supporting the protection of endangered species. 

ASVO is a not for profit environmental organization whose main goal is the active protection, education, and conservation of natural resources in the protected Areas of Costa Rica. 

Participants will learn how to manage a protection of these endangered species and consider how these often remote communities, with very limited resources, can continue to develop in a sustainable way.

Participant profile

Participants should ideally:

  • be willing to cooperate and work with tropical fauna species
  • be healthy and able to do daily hiking in probably warm and humid weather
  • able to take a diverse diet (very limited access to special diet needs)
  • preferable with at least basic Spanish level as many people in the community won´t speak English
  • willing to work in a location with limited facilities – internet, electricity etc

How to take part

Contact your nearest CISV National Association and register your interest for IPP P-2018-003 Costa Rica

Download general 2018 IPP information

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