Help us create a new Nature Trail filled with wild animal encounters in Oslob, Philippines

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  • Description

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    ------Due to the current corona virus situation and lock down of the philippines, we are unable to able to accept volunteers right now.. as we dont know when this will be over or when people can even fly into the philippines.

    Updates to come..




    Come help on our new eco-project where we will work together to turn a rocky beach and trash filled canyon into a Wild Animal Nature Preserve.

    Here in Hagdan, Oslob we are setting up a community cleaning/developing project, where we will begin cleaning and building a new NATURE TRAIL through a totally unused and neglected part of the villages shore line. We plan to take a cliff covered in trash, a beach filled with large stones and plastic bottles, and an over grown canyon filled with sewage and garbage, and with the help of both local and international volunteers we will clean and enhance the natural environment, and create animal habitats to encorage the presence of local wild life like hermit crabs sea turtles and especialy wild monkeys. In time we hope to create a successful and ethicaly run Eco-tourism funded nature preserve… out of nothing.

    We want to show how a destroyed area filled with rubbish and rocks, left unused, unseen, and unappreciated, can be turned into in time into a nature filled Wildlife Animal Sanctuary. Here visitors can have an up close encounter with various different wild animals in their natural environment.

    I am not doing this to set up any kind of business for myself but if it helps the locals to create their own jobs and money then we will work to create many new opportunities to bring in more commerce from the influx of tourism to the local community and island as a whole.



    My love is NATURE. And for me the greatest joy I find in life is working with the nature I find and uncovering its hidden or neglected beauty and secrets… I believe that hidden in all of nature there is undiscovered beauty and potential that can be uncovered.



    Our volunteers have built a camp down by the ocean where international volunteers can come stay to help add their own creativity and ideas into this project. We will have a group camp where we take turns to cook meals and clean. Volunteers will be encouraged to add to the beauty and future functionality of this place in their own unique but natural way.

    This is a very new project and we are just getting started...


    I believe that if we ever truly want to see a beautiful and abundant planet then we ourselves have to begin now to co-create it together. We can not wait any longer for someone else to make the change we all want to see in the world. We are the ones the rest of the world has been waiting for. The time to create a better brighter more abundant planet we all can be proud to be part of is here and now. We live on an amazing planet and this is your chance to help us co-create it into an even more beautiful one that many animals and visitors alike will come to enjoy hopeful for generations...

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help with Eco Projects
    Animal Care
    Hospitality/Tourism
    Art Projects
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    There are no cages and no ropes keeping any of the animals in the area, and all is kept as natural as possible and built entirely using the native materials. We will encourage visitors to interact with and learn about the local wild life and ecosystem in a beneficial way. In time, we can have signs and information about each of the animals in the different habitats and educate the public about many different animals and ecosystems found in the area. If this is something you think you can help create we really could use your skills.




    This is a perfect place to connect with nature and especially wild monkeys

  • Help

    Help

    ~~~~~~~~~~We are currently accepting only limited volunteer help do to the lockdown~~~~~~~~~~~~
    I believe every single one of us has skills and passion. bring yours here and lets see how we can work together to utilize all of our own unique talents together.

    This is a new project we are just starting and there are many ways that we can use help. If you have skills that you think you can offer that would be very helpful for us especial landscaping, planting plants, light construction with bamboo or other native material, or even creating art out of natural materials like a woodcarver or painter. We are especial looking for people with knowledge about wildlife esp. crabs, marine life, and monkeys. but any skills such as social media, networking, arts and sign design, cooking, and even interacting with local children can all be helpful here in some way.
    Mainly we are looking for passionate people who love nature and want to help enhance and create a magical space the animals and visitors alike can enjoy.


    You need to bring a deep love and respect for nature and positive energy to join here with the others and help make this place so much more alive with beauty and life.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    As for accommodations, we have built a CAMPING area down next the ocean. The beach is pretty rocky but has a great view. We have a few tents and hammocks we can offer volunteers, but if you have your own gear so much better. Though we usally have plenty for people to use. With the help from the previous workawayers, we are making a cool natural comunal camping area around the beach. there is a clean working toilet, shower, and outdoor kitchen as part of an abandoned house on the beach. It’s nothing fancy but it’s clean and provides a nice camp central area…


    As for food. Most all meals will be communally shared. We will try to provide a nicely stocked supply of veggies for volunteers to cook as we hope the volunteers can take turns cooking and sharing their own recipes. But if there is anything else you would like to cook or prepare, there isn’t much selection in the Barangay its self, but there is a local market in Oslob town center about 5 km away if you would like to cook or have something else to eat, however with the current lockdown, options for travel are limited.


    This is a project for the nature lovers who love being up close with nature and experiencing another side of traveling. We will be camping right in the middle of what will soon become a sea crab and hermit crab sanctuary. We are working in the jungle and rocks where there may be snakes bugs and sea urchins but nothing poisoness. We want people who love being in with the nature.... but nothing big or poisonous you need to worry about...

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Location: Hagdan, Oslob, Cebu (about 3-4hrs bus ride from Cebu South Bus Terminal)
    How to get here:
    3.5 hrs bus ride from Cebu South Bus Terminal

    Or

    30min Boat ride + 40mins’ bus ride from Dumaguete/Sibulan Port then
    40mins bus or motorbike ride from Lilo-an Port to us in hagdan
    transportations:

    What to do nearby:
    1. Whaleshark watching – 5 km away
    2. Timulong Falls – 2km away
    3. Sumilon Isladn –7KM Highway then 15 mins boat ride
    4. Many beautiful waterfalls (+10) within 1-3hr motorbike ride
    Other Places to go:
    5. 3 hrs motorbike ride to Moalboal
    6. 3.5 hrs bus ride to Cebu City
    7. 2hrs boat to Bohol
    8. 2hrs boat ride from Siquijor (1 Boat Every other day)

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    1-4 per day

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