Heart of the Taiga
Description: The Republic of Komi is a federal subject of Russia. It is situated to the west of the Ural Mountains and very famous for its rich forests. Virgin Komi Forests is the first natural UNESCO World Heritage site in Russia and the largest expanse of virgin forests in Europe. The main aim of the workcamp is conservation and safeguard of the natural heritage. It’s a great chance to see breathtaking landscapes, geological monuments, hike and explore Russia’s largest natural park Yugyd Va.
Type of Work: Volunteers will be:
- Exploring the Taiga forest;
- Marking touristic path with special signs;
- Doing easy physical work like cleaning bushes and path from natural garbage (old trees and branches);
- Cutting grass;
- Cleaning the riverside;
- Collecting garbage;
- Creating a new tourist path
Study Theme: The surrounding offers numerous possibilities for hiking and discovering cultural and national heritage of the area, regional flora and fauna, and geological monuments.
Accommodation: Volunteers are going to stay in a wooden cabin in the Taiga forest, far from any civilization. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be cooked in the specially organized field kitchen by volunteers together with the natural reserve staff. Please keep in mind that there is no internet/mobile connection, running water, shops/supermarkets and be ready to stay in basic conditions. Be ready to tolerate mosquitoes.
Requirements: Tourist mat, sleeping bag, hiking warm clothes, waterproof shoes, raincoat, personal hygiene means + medical insurance is necessary. (Special healthcare products – if needed)
Approximate Location: Komi region, Inta
Notes: As the workcamp takes place in the forest, there is no internet or mobile connection. Volunteers will be supported by the staff of the National Park with a sat phone in case of emergency.
Volunteers should arrive at Syktyvkar on the 2nd of July, and depart from Syktyvkar on the 15th, as there will be cultural programme prepared for the 14th.
Use this once in a lifetime opportunity! This region is famous for its amazingly beautiful nature.
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