Training on the environment and sustainable development in the Canary Islands offers the opportunity to deepen your knowledge of the marine ecosystem and the different conservation techniques. The center is located in Tenerife, and is made up of an international team. Meet people from all walks of life, experience work abroad and contribute to the preservation of dolphins and whales alongside experts. Benefit from theoretical and practical training, applying your knowledge directly in the field!
Dolphins and whales are threatened in the waters of the Canary Islands by water pollution, the omnipresence of commercial fishing boats and intensive fishing. Direct consequence of these intensive human activities: the degradation of their environment, of their habitat. The environmental and sustainable development training in Tenerife allows, in addition to gaining a comprehensive experience, to contribute to the preservation of the marine ecosystem and marine species.
Like all of our training courses for working in the environment abroad , this project in the Canaries allows you to benefit from complete learning while contributing to the preservation of the region's ecosystems.
The participants are thus integrated into the teams on site, and actively help to protect these animals by collecting various data. The latter are thus used to establish better management of the region and its marine environment in the long term.
This vocational training program is part of the so-called “career” projects. In addition to the mission that you carry out on site, it allows you to benefit from real support, and to access the position of project coordinator in 6 months. Here you combine theoretical training with practical learning, with online modules to be completed after the end of the mission. At the end of the program, you obtain an international certification recognized and issued by the University of Richmond, in the United States.
The accompaniment is therefore present upstream, on site but also downstream of the project. During the course of the mission, you will also have a remote project to carry out: you will have to solve a problem with other partner organizations in marine conservation, environment, animal protection... A coach will follow you and support you to help you better in solving these problems, and at the end of the project you will have access to a platform of job offers in NGOs, following the professional training you will have received.
The distance learning projects included in the vocational training will be completed AFTER completing the environmental and sustainability training.
If your training lasts 4-11 weeks, you will work on a remote project for a period of 4 weeks after completing the field assignment.
If your training lasts 12 weeks or more, you will work on 2 remote projects for a duration of 8 weeks after completing the field mission.
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Participant Missions and Tasks:
Following the training on the environment and sustainable development of the first days, the volunteers can carry out three different missions:
The frequency of these activities will depend on the season in which you carry out your training on the environment and sustainable development in the Canary Islands.
Founded in 1997, our partner organization has received over 200,000 participants on humanitarian and sustainable projects around the world. With a seat on the United Nations International Commission on Sustainable Tourism, all their actions are carried out in collaboration with communities and local authorities.