Microplastic, water quality, soil quality conservation

Project name:

Archipelagos (3)

Project purpose:

Microplastic, water quality, soil quality conservation

Project activities:

  • data collection/analysis

  • development goals

  • habitat restoration/management

Weekly cost (approx USD):

$

185

Lab

Greece

Europe

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Direct benefits you gain:

  • cultural integration

  • data/statistical skills

  • field research skills

  • remote scenic location

Noteworthy conservation points:

  • development goals (supporting local community)

  • publishes peer-reviewed science

  • publishes work

Accommodation:

Shared accommodation in the research centre/research vessel

When does the project run?

Facilities:

accommodation included, food included, wifi, refillable drinking water, electricity, toilet (western)

How long can I stay?

Requirements:

Details of the day-to-day life on the project:

Minimum duration of 3 months is highly recommended for all volunteers/interns, but placements can be up to a year long.

Archipelagos’ terrestrial research focuses on:

  • Rare wetland habitats: the protected Alyki salt marsh, Mesokampos salt marsh and Potokaki pools in the southeastern part of Samos.

  • Internationally important and protected bird species: greater flamingo, ruddy shelduck, Eleonora’s falcon, Audouin’s gull, Scopoli’s shearwater etc.

  • Mammals: golden jackals, wild boars, beech martens, weasels, hares and small rodents.

  • Reptiles and amphibians: Mediterranean chameleons,Caspian whip snakes, Balkan terrapins, tree frogs and numerous other species.

  • Insects: dragonflies, butterflies, moths and beetles, as well as other brackish and freshwater species.

  • Plants: ancient trees, orchids, marshland flora and endemic plant species.

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