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Dry Tropical Forest Revegetation and Bioregional Education Project

Project name:

Planet Drum Foundation

Project purpose:

Dry Tropical Forest restoration to stabilize severely eroded terrain, create habitat for endangered species...both plant and animal, and educate residents and volunteers on bioregional practices. Planet Drum Foundation’s Ecuador Program offers an excellent opportunity to combine academic theory with hands-on ecological restoration experience, bioregional education practices, and service-learning work with local communities.

Project activities:

  • community awareness

  • data collection/analysis

  • habitat restoration/management

  • teaching



Central America

average rating is 5 out of 5, based on 1 votes, Ratings


Weekly cost (approx USD):



Direct benefits you gain:

  • cultural integration

  • data/statistical skills

  • hands-on restoration experience and bioregional education.

Noteworthy conservation points:

  • contributes to environmental policy

  • development goals (supporting local community)

  • ethical rehabilitation centre/practices

Wild Sun Rescue Center


Shared house plus local bed & breakfast accommodation

When does the project run?

All year


accommodation included, breakfast included, cooking facilities, electricity, local shops, hot shower, western toilet. Accommodations at the Planet Drum house cost $100/month and include: a bed in one of the dorm rooms, use of the house and private yard, internet, drinking water, laundry, and bicycles.

How long can I stay?

Minimum one month


  • Spanish-speaking skills are recommended.

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

Participating in the projects, either as a volunteer or intern, is free. Payment is for the accommodation and breakfast on-site. Volunteers help further Planet Drum’s year-round revegetation and bioregional education projects. The work can be labor-intensive and includes greenhouse duties, revegetation site planting and maintenance, and community visits.

Volunteers work approximately 20 hours per week and stay at the Planet Drum Ecuador house in downtown Bahía de Caráquez.

Reviews & ratings



19 Dec 2021

An amazing project with amazing staff

average rating is 5 out of 5

I work as a travel agent, bringing volunteers to DAKTARI and other projects around the world. After helping a lot of volunteers fulfill their dreams of coming to South Africa, I managed to arrange 2 weeks to spend at the project. What a wonderful time I had starting with the staff who are so friendly and polite, the animals being taken care of as if they were family and the amazing food that was prepared catering to each of the volunteers individual needs. I can only say that if you are looking for an unique and quality experience involving a well thought out educational program and the preservation of native animal species, this is the one for you.


Daktari Bush School & Wildlife Orphanage



19 Dec 2021

great experience

average rating is 4 out of 5

i had an enjoyable stay here in DAKTARI. be surrounded by wild animals is a chance and i also loved the teaching part of my stay


Daktari Bush School & Wildlife Orphanage

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