Description: General objectives: - Prevention of forest and populations against fire; - Promotion of sustainability, environmental awareness, and biodiversity protection; - Promotion of intercultural relationships, good environmental practices, and citizenship; - Promotion of specific skills in the field of environmental management, nature protection and biodiversity.
Participants will perform tasks but also learn about nature conservation and engage in conservation-training activities in Villa Maria, a beautiful agro-forest which needs intervention in order to make it more resilient and fire-prepared. This forest also has an important role in protecting Pampilhosa village against fires, since it has water and may also function as an ecological corridor/shelter for fauna.
Type of Work: - Protection of Villa Maria and the forests of the village of Pampilhosa (central Portugal) against forest fires;- Control of pyrophyte alien invasive species;- Management of fuelwood;- Construction of a water point for irrigation / control of possible fires;- Rehabilitation of a traditional water transport system;- Cleaning of the bed and banks of the River Cértima, for the regularization of the flow and hydrology, and restoration of the riparian forest;- Improvement of local fauna, flora, and landscape;- Encouragement of international exchange and exchange of experience;- Presentation and discussion of the natural and social reality of the regions of origin of the participants;- Promotion of environmentally and socially responsible attitudes and values;
Accommodation: Participants will sleep in a former firefighter’s headquarters that is currently managed by the Scouts of Pampilhosa. There are beds in shared rooms, and there are blankets, but participants have to bring their own sleeping bag (or sheets), towels and hygiene products. There are hot water showers. The organization will provide breakfasts, lunches and dinners. Meals will be prepared/cooked by a cook of the organization. There will be at least one dinner in a restaurant (in Coimbra). There will always be a vegetarian option.
Requirements: - High sense of citizenship and environmental protection. - Will to work for nature protection and improvement. - Will to learn and share nature protection techniques and good practice. - Language skills (English preferable, but also Portuguese, Spanish or French). - Always be punctual. - Always respect others’ opinions.
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