A couple of weeks ago I received a request (one of many) to fill out a questionnaire. This particular one was about eco-volunteering. Had I done it, where, what kind, what did I think of it, etc, etc. So that got me thinking about what I had done in the past as well as what I do now.
No, I haven’t been on an expensive eco-volunteer holiday. That doesn’t mean to say I’m not an eco-volunteer at other times – I take part in various surveys organised by the British Trust for Ornithology, and for Butterfly Conservation, both of which get a mention in this issue.
In past issues I’ve tagged holidays with a recommended by responsibletravel.com badge. For this issue, they’ve provided a few suggestions for what to look for when doing an eco-volunteer holiday.
If you’d like to add links, or make suggestions for places to visit, please write in the comments box below, and we’ll see what we can do.
Belgium - Kalmthoutse Heide
Butterflies - organisations, books, apps
England - Nunnery Lakes Reserve and the BTO
Greece - Delphi and Mount Parnassus with Naturetrek
Norway - Trondheimsfjord with Din Tur
Research & updates
Spain - Teba Gorge
Volunteering - get involved
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