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Climate Change Mitigation, Agroforestry, and Forest Conservation Ecuador



The Amazon rainforest is one of the most biodiverse ecosystems in the world and has thousands of species of trees, plants, insects and animals. For thousands of years, Amazonian indigenous peoples have lived in the forest and dedicated themselves to agroforestry-style farming to feed their families and generate income. Today, the rainforest is a major producer of oil, lumber, and minerals (e.g. gold, copper), many of which are extracted in unsustainable ways that damage the environment.

This a unique opportunity for interns to learn about the intersection of ancestral knowledge and climate change mitigation and how they can come together to conserve the forest, preserve cultures, generate income for local communities, and combat the effects of climate change. Potential activities include:


Amazon Learning



Dates of program:
Year round

Duration of program:
4 weeks minimum

Age requirement:
Adults of both sexes 18+

US$350 per week. The fee includes pre-departure support, host family stay and three meals per day, the internship placement with on-the-ground support, 24/7 emergency support from our team, and more.

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