Volunteer in Cloud Forest - Ecuador
The volunteer programmers in the Cloud Forest is located in villages close to Mindo and Otavalo, with 350 species of birds.
Cloud Forest Reserves offer the worlds richest bird bio-diversity, unexplored wilderness, natural and archaeological remains, and vibrant landscapes with 80% native forest and 20% organic farmland for the milking of the cows. It is a small place with 200 inhabitants; they came from other towns to this area for better conditions of life. The community was dedicated to cultivating sugar cane, raising cattle, to craft and to exploitation of woods. People of the town are very friendly and helpful. They have a little school, a communal meeting and a church; most of the community is catholic.
The Yumbos culture lived in the northwestern from 13th to 16th centuries. One of the archaeological remnants of this culture are the “Yumbos” pool (located in Tulipe town at 9km in one of projects).
Some people worry about exploitation of the woods and the waste contamination in the forest of Ecuador, especially in the Cloud Forest and this problem has many ecological disasters. Other people think that they cannot do anything about it or the problems are so big that they are out of their hands, therefore, we need people to worry in order to save the Cloud Forest and to teach English to the children communities. Volunteers or Scientists are very welcome.