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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 axes:
- 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 program:
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/