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Cat Ba Island
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Persons: 10+
Category: Other
Host ID: 51455
Country: Vietnam

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Last Updated: December 15, 2016

Volunteers needed for Cat Ba National Park – home of the rare monkey

Cat Ba National Park is situated in Cat Hai District, Hai Phong City of northern Vietnam. The Park is located in a group of some 366 islands of Cat Ba Archipelago 45km East of Hai Phong City, 150km South - East of Ha Noi and borders with Ha long Bay to the North. The Park was established on the 31 March 1986 and now covers some 17,362.96 ha, approximately 10,912.51 ha are situated on Cat Ba Island and others small islands and some 6,450.45 ha are marine waters. It is the first national park of Vietnam is including tropical rain forest on mountainous area and marine ecosystems. The Park is divided into three zones: strict protection; ecological recovery; and administrative services.

Key functions and tasks of the National Park: Conservation; Scientific research; Ecotourism and environmental education; and assistance to local community development.

Monkey home: The Cát Bà langur, also known as the white-headed langur (Trachypithecus poliocephalus) is resident within the park and is classified by the International Union for Conservation of Nature as a critically endangered primate; one of the rarest in the world.

Type of volunteering:
• Teaching English to locals
• Ecotourism development
• Marketing and communications (website, posters, events etc.)
* Design projects for biodiversity conservation, ecotourism development, environmental education and find the funding.
• Capacity building
• Volunteer recruitment
• Your own ideas and projects!

Requirements:
You should love nature and aim to protect it. If you would like to be outside a lot, physical fitness might be an asset. Otherwise, it really depends on which kind of volunteering you prefer. We can talk about everything with you in detail.

Benefits:
• Free local food
• Free accommodation close to nature
• Contact with local people
• Enjoy nature
• Sharing your skills can be a great feeling
• Gain experience (also good for your CV / resume)

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