Research support biodiversity and environmental problems in Nueva Loja, Ecuador

  • Ecuador
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  • Last activity: 21 Mar 2023




  • Description


    I am a university professor in the northern Amazon of Ecuador, usually I always have research projects. These are focused on biodiversity and all its problems due to human activities. Before contacting me, I recommend you to read a little about the activities and topics I work on: you can look for me as Carlos Mestanza-Ramón. I am currently working on the use of Hg mercury in gold mining processes and on the other hand I evaluate the landscape of tourist resources such as waterfalls in Sucumbíos Ecuador and Putumayo Colombia.

    The collaboration will be in field work, for example, tours, sampling, others ....

    On weekends we will take advantage of the opportunity to make trips to the jungle or areas of interest.


    Soy un profesor de universidad en la Amazonía norte de Ecuador, por lo general siempre tengo proyectos de investigación. Estos están enfocados en la biodiversidad y todos sus problemas por las actividades humanas. Antes de ponerte en contacto conmigo, te recomiendo leas un poco sobre las actividades y temas que trabajo: puedes buscarme como Carlos Mestanza-Ramón. En la actualidad trabajo en temas de uso de mercurio Hg en procesos de minería aurífera y por otra parte evaluo el paisaje de recursos turísticos como cascadas en Sucumbíos Ecuador y Putumayo Colombia.

    La colaboración será en trabajo de campo, por ejemplo, recorridos, tomas de muestras, otros...

    Los fines de semana aprovechamos para realizar recorridos por la selva o zonas de interés.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    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
  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    Ayuda en trabajo de campo variado.

  • Languages spoken

    Spanish: Fluent
    English: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    Dormitorio compartido - Camping

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Come with all the desire to work and spend pleasant moments .

    Venir con todas las ganas de colaborar y pasar momentos muy agradables.

    1. Reserva Biologica Limoncocha.
    2. Parques locales
    3. Ríos y Cascadas.

  • 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

  • ...

    Hours expected

    maximum 4-5 hours, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 884178953252

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