Description: Organized with Organization of Green and Water (OGW) since 2007. OGW was established in 1992 to advocate the importance of prairies and forests in our ecosystem. Oda city is the attractive city which has "Iwami Ginzan" world heritage, National park Mt. Sanbe, and beautiful sea. However, the city is suffering from out-migration of young people and lack of interact with foreigners. Though the workcamp, local people hope that volunteers can understand and spread the attraction of the city to others. OGW has been working for conservation of Iwami Ginzan, and these days they are working to make a community for youths who are isolated from the regular society too.
Type of Work: We will undertake various kinds of work such as maintenance of the bamboo forest around the Iwami Ginzan (cutting down trees and converting into chips), cutting grasses in the local mountain to conserve biodiversity, preparing the local event about biomass energy. You might have chance to interact with local youths too.
Study Theme: Volunteers will get knowledge of history and culture of Oda including Iwami Ginzan silver mine, and skills of conservating nature in Japan.
Accommodation: Shared room in community center. Meals will be cooked by volunteers by turns.
Language: English (Japanese is also welcomed!)
Requirements: Interested in nature conservation
Approximate Location: Oda city, Shimane prefecture. About 250 km north west of Osaka. Near the Sea of Japan
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