Statia Conservation Project, St. Eustatius, Caribbean
- Biological Research
- Building & Construction Projects
- Marine Conservation
- Trail Building
- Tree Planting
5-8 Weeks, 9-12 Weeks, 3-6 Months
4 weeks up to 12 weeks all year round
Worldwide Participants. This Program is also open to Couples.
Cost in USD per week
Varies depending on the duration of stay.
The cost for the 8 week project is GBP 1260 and for 4 weeks is GBP 720, which covers all project costs, including all food (monthly allowance of 300 USD), lodging in volunteer house, drinking water, materials for trail project, all training and supervision by STENAPA staff, pickup and drop off from airport in Statia, project t-shirts, use of mountain bikes, WorkingAbroad Projects backup and placement support, and so on. For those volunteers assisting with the work at the marine park in addition to the trail work, STENAPA will provide dive gear and tanks for this. The airfare to St. Eustatius, travel/medical insurance and personal expenses are not included within this price. It is mandatory for you to take out travel and medical insurance for the duration of the project.
The main aim of the project is to assist St. Eustatius National Parks Foundation with the conservation of their two parks in the Marine Park and the Quill National Park. You will have the opportunity to acquire new skills and knowledge about conservation, the local flora and fauna of Statia and take part in trail work and species monitoring in the parks.
You should be at least 20 years old, fit, healthy and capable of carrying out manual work in all conditions in a hot climate. No specific skills are needed, but those with previous experience of manual conservation work, trail work, gardening etc. would be particularly useful, as well as those who are self-motivated, as you will get more out of the project if you are. The project will especially appeal to those with an interest in conservation and tropical botany. Anyone with additional skills, such as ornithology or marine biology (for future sea turtle projects) are especially welcome. In addition, for the trail work, some geometry, planning skills are needed, so those with mathematical and logical thinking would greatly benefit the project!