Practical Nature Conservation - Work Hands on Figh
Description: Welcome to National Park Thy aeuro( Denmarkaeuros largest wildernessAt the camp you will be working for and within National Park Thy.The national park covers 55 km of the coast line along the North Sea. Here waves wash up on the wide beaches, and the wind blows the sand over the high dunes. Behind the dunes is a landscape with dune heaths and beautiful clear lakes.Here you will find some of the most unique habitat types in Denmark, some of which are rare in an international context. At the Work Camp you will work hands on preserving the unique dune, dune heaths and forest ecosystems, while learning about these magnificent habitatsYour hosts will be Cathrine Lykke SErensen from National Park Thy and Morten Brown Stummann from the Danish Nature Agency. Both Cathrine and Morten have studied forestry and are now working with volunteers. The core ideas of a Danish National Park are both to preserve nature and involve people in order for them to better understand and care for nature. For sev
Type of Work: The Work Camp consists of different projects all involving manual work and all aiming at restoring and protecting unique habitats. The main projects and their purpose:200 years ago huge amounts of sand drifted inlands in Thy covering the localsaeuro fields. To prevent this people planted mountain pine (Pinus mugo), contorta pine (Pinus contorta) and sitka spruce (Picea sitchensis) imported from the Alps and North America. Today the sand has stopped drifting but now the plantation forests are spreading across the dune and dune heath. The pine and spruce trees are threatening the very existence of the National Parkaeuros endangered habitats and species. You can help prevent this by cutting down the invasive species of pine and spruce The habitats of nutrient poor soils have become extremely rare due to the agricultural adding of nutrients. Nutrients need to be removed in order to preserve these rare habitats. We do this by harvesting hay with scythe. The method enriches biodiversity as
Accommodation: Sleeping facilities:All participants sleep in large tipi tents on primitive military beds. Bring your own warm sleeping bag and an isolating and soft sleeping pad aeuro( it can get quite cold during nights. Kitchen bathroom facilities: At the camp site there is an indoor kitchen, an outdoor kitchen and a fireplace. Free food will be provided for all meals. We will aim at providing organic and local food aeuro( if you have any special preferences (e.g. vegetarian) just let us know. You will chop the wood, make fire, cook and clean together. There is a modern indoor shower or you can go for a swim in the nearby lake or bike to the ocean
Requirements: Be aware that you must: be able to bike as bicycling will be a common way of transportation at the camp love being outdoors doing manual work in all kinds of weather (though no experience with this specific kind of work is necessary). be in shape (to work and bike) be willing to speak English as this will be the only spoken language at the camp.A motivational letter is required.
Approximate Location: The camp site is located in the middle of the national park less than half an hour bike ride from the beach and the cozy fishing- and surf town of VorupEr. The coast line of the national park is world famous for its tremendous surfing and has the nick name, Cold Hawaii. Last summer the small town of VorupEr hosted the World Champion Ship in Stand Up PaddleIf you are more into a relaxing and quiet nature experience then walk along the lonely beaches, go bird watching in the protected Ramsar Site of the national park (Wetland of International Importance) or take a hike in the dune heath scouting for otter, beaver, osprey, sea eagle and the majestic red deer. We also have a few activities planned: A biological plant trip looking for the endangered butterfly Alcon blue and the three different species of the meat eating plant Drosera, Kayaking, sightseeing to the light house and a WWII bunker, biking trip, and eating at home with locals.
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