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    Atlantic Rainforest Conservation in Brazil

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    • Listing Type: Gap Year Programs
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Destinations: Brazil
    • Credit Awarded: College
    • Program Length: Six Weeks, Four Weeks, Two Months, Academic Year, Semester, Quarter, Five Weeks
    • Start Month: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
    • Category: Environmental Conservation
    • Selective: No
    • Gender: Coed
    • Ages: 18, 19+, 19
    • Housing: Cabins
    • Affiliation: Gap Year Association
    • Financial Aid: Not Available
    • Minimum Cost: < $1,000
    • Meeting: Schedule a Meeting
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    Overview

    Develop a comprehensive understanding of biodiversity conservation and gain practical experience in ecological restoration as you live and work in one of the most biodiverse regions in the world. This is a fantastic opportunity to develop a wealth of conservation knowledge and skills whilst making a tangible impact for the climate crisis.

    Founded in 1999, Iracambi is an accomplished conservation and sustainability focused non-profit organization located in one of the world’s most biodiverse regions: the Brazilian Atlantic Forest. Their mission is to help reverse the effects of the climate crisis by restoring the rainforest.

    They take a multi-faceted approach to this mission. Not only do they proactively plant their trees, they also work with local communities to create a paradigm shift by which the preservation and sustainable use of the forest is more attractive than its destruction. Among their projects are research into medicinal plants, huge-scale reforestation, and educational programs in local schools and communities. 

    Your work will be varied, hands-on research and development for their reforestation strategies. Due to the seasonal change, the focus of your internship will vary across the year. Between March and September, work will focus more on the nursery, and October through to March is when planting and monitoring takes place. You’ll need to be able to withstand the challenging climate of the rainforest, willing to get your hands dirty, and passionate about making a difference for the environment.