Location: Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador
Dates: Feb-March 2019 (preferred) or January-March, June-July, August-December 2019
Project Length: 14 days
Application Deadline: TBD
Project ID: 1950
ABOUT THE PARTNER PROJECT
This organization uses bioregional principles to address social needs and promotes a cultural shift from environmental depletion to one of remediation. The focus of their projects is the restoration of Dry Tropical Forest habitat and bioregional education.
Their goals include: propagate native Dry Tropical Forest fruit and forest species for habitat recovery; produce, plant, and manage over 10,000 native seedings annually; educate about bioregional principles through workshops at regional schools and communities; conserve forest land in the Cordillera del Balsamo biological corridor with nature reserve partnerships.
SDGs: protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss.
The photographer will visit several project areas, including: Greenhouse site, Dry Tropical Forest Revegetation site, nature reserve La Gorda, Bamboo construction, Sustainable agriculture practices farm, as well as Bahia de Caraquez municipality. He/she will also attend a community tree-planting workshop, and related educational activities with local school. The images will be posted on the organization’s website and social media in order to raise awareness regarding their mission, attract more volunteers to assist with project goals, and raise funding to support the program.
Proficient in photo-documentary/photojournalism (and videography)
Experience using editing software (Photoshop, InDesign)
Excellent interpersonal and communications skills
Adaptable to new and different situations, flexible and patient
Storytelling - Must submit a minimum of one (1) article 800-1000 words upon completion of the project, to complement the images/footage of this assignment.
Some knowledge of Spanish
*allergies alert (bees)
Note: As per the NGO, you should expect approximately $325 out of pocket expenses based on your food and recreational preferences.
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