Mission bénévole posté(e) par CADIP - Canadian Alliance for Development Initiatives and Projects
Publié le : 22 janv. 2013
Volunteer project: Can Gio Mangrove Biosphere Reserve is located in the coastal district southeast of Ho Chi Minh City. It covers 75,740 hectares and is dominated by mangroves, including both salt water and brackish water species. The mangroves in Can Gio have a high biodiversity with more than 200 species of fauna and 52 species of flora. The effects of the recent wars on these ecosystems have been devastating and large efforts have been made by local people to rehabilitate the mangroves. Today, Can Gio Mangrove Biosphere Reserve has one of the best protected forests in Vietnam and internationally. The site also has great potential for research and ecotourism.
The volunteers will plant and take care of new trees in the forest. They will also help to raise awareness of the local population about the importance of protecting and preserving the environment. The group will visit schools and local communities, and organize awareness workshops for students and adults.
Project dates: July 16 - July 27, 2013 & August 6 - August 17, 2013
Leisure activities: Taking a boat ride on the big Dong Nai and Long Tau Rivers or on the smaller Vam Sac, Dong Thanh and Soai Rap Rivers, which run through Can Gio, visitors wouldn't think that they are visiting a district on the outskirts of Ho Chi Minh City. They would be surrounded by the watery areas of Ca Mau and Kien Giang, the southernmost area in Vietnam with vast mangrove and cajeput forests. The roots of the mangrove trees on the sides of the river twist with one another then spread out and root deep into the earth. It is these roots that make Can Gio a protected forest and an ideal ecological tourist site as well. From the town of Can Gio, volunteers could take a boat trip to Vung Tau beach.
Location: Can Gio Mangrove Biosphere Reserve, Can Gio district, Ho Chi Minh city.
For more information and enrollment, please go to: www.cadip.org/volunteer-in-vietnam.htm or give us a call: 646-582-9000; 310-882-7400; 617-841-0400
CADIP International Volunteer Programs: www.cadip.org