Interacting with children and conducting environmental activities on Cat Ba Island

CAT BA - Viêt Nam - Chantier court terme

Work with kids

  • Chantier International
  • 02-07-2019 - 13-07-2019
  • 15 volontaires
  • 18-99 ans
  • 200 EUR de frais de participation
  • SJV1905

Description

Cat Ba is the largest of the 366 islands spanning 260km2 that comprise the Cat BaArchipelago, which makes up the southeastern edge of Ha Long Bay in Northern Vietnam. Cat Ba is the largest island in the Bay and approximately half of its area is covered by a National Park, which is home to the highly endangered Cat Ba Langur. The island has a wide variety of natural ecosystems, both marine and terrestrial, leading to incredibly high rates of biodiversity. Types of natural habitats found on Cat Ba Archipelago include limestone karsts, tropical limestone forests, coral reefs, mangrove and sea grass beds, lagoons, beaches, caves, and willow swamp forests. For all of its natural beauty, Cat Ba Island faces numerous environmental problems. Increases in tourism and recent developments threaten the ecological integrity and biodiversity of the island, reducing and fragmenting the natural habitat for Cat Ba's numerous species. Illegal hunting and poaching, overfishing, and water pollution in Ha Long Bay continue to threaten the ecological health of the island. The island is a national park of Vietnam and was recognized by UNESCO in December 2004 as a Biosphere reserve of the world.

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Travail

Organize activities for the children from the village nearby, small renovation at school if needed, activities to raise awareness of youth and local people about environment, climate change, protect white-headed langur at Cat Ba National park, etc. Organized educational activities for children related to environmental activities.

Logement & Nourriture

Volunteers will stay inside the tourism center, within a very basic condition: a shared room for all.

Emplacement & Temps libre

Cat Ba Island, Hai Phong city. Nearest International Airport Noi Bai International Airport (HAN)

Nécessaire

Flash light, sleeping bag, prove-water clothes, raincoat, gifts from your country for host-family, toys and learning materials for the children if you have.