Mexico | Natuur en sociaal

Samen met 14 andere vrijwilligers ga je voor 13 dagen naar een natuur en sociaalproject.
Het project duurt van 4 t/m 17 juli.

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The Butterfly reserve has 12 sanctuaries and 4 of them are open to public. The volunteers mainly be working at the Sierra Chincua Sanctuary which is located nearby the town of Angangueo, Michoacán. The work will focus on restructuring the natural habitat of the butterflies in order to prevent the extinction and protect future generations. There will also be activities organized for reforestation, sanitation and cleaning, strengthening the infrastructure by using environment-friendly methods. In addition, the volunteers will be organizing campaigns to increase the awareness of the locals and the tourists.
Food and hosting will be provided during the workcamp.
The camp will be organized nearby the town of Angangueo which is among the magic towns (Pueblo Magico) in Mexico. The word Angangueo means the town between the mountains as that is where it is located and the town is where the butterflies selected to pass the winter. As you will be working there, you will have time to dicover this beautiful town and try the delicious Michoacan cuisine. During their free time, the volunteers can spend time in Morelia city. Morelia is the state capital of Michoacan and it’s a dynamic and beautiful city. Also, Morelia is an increasingly popular destination, and rightly so: the colonial heart of the city is so well preserved that it was declared a Unesco World Heritage site in 1991, and its cathedral is not just gorgeous, it’s inspirational. You can walk in downtown which has many cultural activities and discover the variety of historic buildings and monuments. Morelia, founded in 1541, was one of the first Spanish cities in Nueva España. The first viceroy, Antonio de Mendoza, named it Valladolid after the Spanish city and he encouraged Spanish nobility to move here with their families. In 1828, after Nueva España had become the Republic of Mexico, the city was renamed Morelia in honor of local hero José María Morelos y Pavón, a key figure in Mexico’s independence. Read more: Read more:
The Monarch Butterfly Reserve is located between the state of Michoacan and the state of Mexico, in the central part of Mexico. It is under a threat of disappearance due to environmental contamination and the lack of environmental consciousness. The habitants of the region contributed to deforestation in the area as it is their main source of income. The project aims to help the conservation of the butterfly reserve with the help of volunteers.

Conservation the Home of Monarch Butterflies




Soort werk






Aantal vrijwilligers

15 (7 mannen en 8 vrouwen)


18 t/m 99 jaar


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