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Conservation of natural areas in Campanarios de Azaba

Fundación Naturaleza y Hombre


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Project description

The Campanarios de Azaba Biological Reserve is located in the province of Salamanca, in the cross-border area of Portugal and Spain. The location and characteristics of this enclave make it a privileged natural area for different species that find a favorable habitat in the meadows with Mediterranean forest. You will have the opportunity to participate in the monitoring and study of habitats, plant species and fauna. You will also participate in the management of the reserve, environmental education and communication and dissemination of the activities in social networks. In this way you will acquire knowledge about the functioning of the different ecosystems, the identification and differentiation of species. You will put into practice different methodologies of population study, you will know strategies for the recovery of species and the restoration of natural degraded areas attending to the management of the same and identifying the challenges as well as the solutions adopted.

Accommodation, food and transport arrangements

Volunteers will be staying at the Rural Tourism Center “La Estación” in Espeja, 10 km away of the reserve. You will have access to a common kitchen equipped with all appliances. Transport to the work center will be ensured, either by bicycles or by an alternative means of transport. Pocket money will be provided according to the conditions set out in the Erasmus + Program, food, accommodation and local transportation costs will be also covered by the program.

Training during the project

Activities related to the conservation of the nature and environment of Campanarios de Azaba will be carried out, among which are the monitoring or census of flora, fauna and habitats characteristic of the area, in addition to carrying out environmental education activities or dissemination both with adults as with children or university students. The volunteers will also collaborate with the tasks of management and administration of the Biological Reserve and maintenance of natural spaces.

Volunteer profile

There is no need for a specific educational profile but it is desirable to show interest in issues related to the protection of nature as well as motivation to work in various tasks both outdoors and indoors. The motivations and the benefit that the project will have on the volunteer will be evaluated, as well as the capacity to adapt to intense field trips that involve flexible timetables to adapt the activity to the behaviors of the fauna.

Placement dates

A total of 24 week(s) during the period 01/05/2019 to 31/01/2020

Placement location


Looking for volunteers from

Albania, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Belgium, Bulgaria, Belarus, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Algeria, Estonia, Egypt, Greece, Spain, Finland, France, Georgia

Placement topics

Environment and natural protection

Placement deadline

No application deadline