Marine conservation mission in Tenerife. A mission made for ocean enthusiasts, it enables ecovolunteers to increase their knowledge of the protection of Tenerife's marine ecosystem, while at the same time taking an active role in conservation. You'll be researching the fauna (whales, dolphins, etc.) as well as the marine flora. A special mission for teenagers!
Cetacean and marine fauna study mission in Tenerife
Every year, the island of Tenerife alone welcomes up to five million tourists from all over the world to discover the island's biodiversity! This Canary Island is renowned for its wealth of marine life, including whales,
dolphins, sea turtles and other forms of marine life. However, Tenerife is a victim of its own success. Too many tourists on its beaches! This tourist pressure is endangering the island's entire biodiversity.
In addition to tourist pressure, commercial shipping is threatening cetaceans, as are intensive fishing and water pollution. The consequences of intensive exploitation of marine areas are manifold: injury to fish and marine mammals; destruction of the natural habitat of marine fauna. Despite these threats, the cetacean population is still numerous. The aim of the project is to study them in order to better protect them.
Summer camp in Tenerife, Spain
The ecovolunteers will undergo initial training and then participate in the three main activities of this mission:
- Data collection, photography and observation of local cetacean populations and marine fauna. These data enable us to monitor the number and health of species, their behavior and habitat conditions. All this makes it possible to carry out a global monitoring of the marine fauna and flora of the island of Tenerife.
- Mission to raise awareness among the local population about the protection of the marine environment, particularly cetaceans, in Tenerife but also at international level. The team of local researchers works with locals and tourists to raise awareness of environmental issues. For example, the volunteers will work with locals and tourists to clean up the beaches in the south of Tenerife, a good way of taking action for the environment during this mission, as waste has a huge impact on the marine ecosystem.
- Survey missions along the region's coasts to assess cetacean numbers and behavior, monitor vessel traffic, analyze weather and environmental conditions and their impact, and observe cetacean behavior towards fish farmers and vessels. Once again, all this data is invaluable for understanding and conserving Tenerife's marine flora and fauna.
Two dates are scheduled for the summer of 2024
- Saturday July 6 to Saturday July 20, 2024
- Saturday, July 20, 2024 to Saturday, August 3, 2024
2 Weeks: €3515 / €1195.1 after tax deduction*.
Included in price
- Accommodation in shared rooms
- All meals
- Management and training
- Boat expeditions
- Material and equipment
- Airport transfer AR
- Project donation
Not included in price
- Airline tickets
- Travel and repatriation insurance
Mission eligible for tax deduction *.
The partner association's educational mission and its commitment to environmental and social development mean that it is considered to be an association of general interest. As a result, the people who participate in and contribute to the projects can deduct up to 66% of the sums involved from their taxable income.
- Participants sleep in dormitories accommodating 4 to 6 people. Bathrooms with showers and flush toilets are shared. Accommodation is equipped with electricity and running water.
- When it comes to meals, staff and volunteers share the tasks. Meals are generally simple but healthy, combining the flavors of Canary Island ingredients.
- You will be met by a member of the team on arrival at the airport, and transferred to the project site.
- An intermediate level of English is required
The partner association
Le partenaire is a 1901 association registered in France, whose mission is to encourage participation in ethical and sustainable development projects. It connects NGOs, social action associations and government structures with volunteers. It promotes solidarity and participative travel. The partner is a certified WYSE Travel Confederation Member. WYSE is a global non-profit organization representing youth and student travel stakeholders worldwide. It is also a member of the AFNOR commission for the development of the international standard on responsible tourism, a member of the International Mobility Committee, certified as an Australian specialist, accredited by the international group ICEF, a member of EAIE (European Center of Expertise, Networking and Resources for the Internationalization of Higher Education) and a member of the travel4impact Network. All missions with Freepackers