05.Sep - 19.Sep 2017
Mie , Japon


  • chantiers 1-3 semaines
  • ENVI
  • NICE-17-115
Age minimum : 18
Frais d’inscription : 150.00 EUR


Working hard for cutting and carrying trees in SATOYAMA forest to keep biodiversity and encourage sustainable life!

  • Code : NICE-17-115
  • Dispo : 3M / 2F (Total Part 11)
  • Langue du Projet : ENG / JAP
  • Age : 18 - 99


NICE – NGO/ NPO to organize workcamps and other voluntary service projects mainly in Japan – Founder &Treasurer of NVDA/ Member of CCIVS and ALLIANCE/ Partner of SCI – Enjoying to create a new global age by mentally young people! — This workcamp has been organized with "Akame no SATOYAMA wo Sodateru kai", a local environmental NPO for conservation of SATOYAMA forest since 1999. Since this area is close from big cities Osaka and Nagoya, there were plans to build a golf field and an incinerator, but local people have stopped those plans by the movent called "National Trust". They founded the group in 1996 to collect donations to buy and protect lands, to accept people who want to enjoy nature, to maintain forests, to create a pond for dragonflies, to host national copse meeting, etc. SATOYAMA needs to be maintained by humans for its biodiversity and water adjustment function. Our ancestors had protected and utilized the forest in ecological and sustainable way, which was neglected by modernization. We will try to revive it by global voluntary power!!


Volunteers will cut down trees in the forest and carry them out so that SATOYAMA forest can keep healthy condition for biodiversity. For work, volunteers need to use blades and sometimes machineries with lecture how to use. Work is quite hard from morning to evening even in rain if it’s not so heavy. Sometimes, we may interact with mentally challenged people who are working everyday for the same things as you will do. — Study Theme : Volunteers will get knowledge of conservation work in SATOYAMA forest. — Please see the presentation of the camp leader for the IVS contest in Japan 2015 https://www.slideshare.net/nice-workcamp/w55 (only Japanese for the moment, but you can at least enjoy the pictures!)


Volunteers will stay in a log house. Meals will be cooked by volunteers by turns.


Hiking, cultural exchange parties, etc. — Workcamp is held in Kami-mitani area, Nabari city, Mie prefecture, about 60 km from Osaka. There are famous falls nearby that many hikers visit.


Strong motivation and Physical strength are highly needed. — English (Japanese is also welcomed!) — The nearest international airport is Kansai int. airport(Osaka) or Chubu Centrair Int. airport(Nagoya). To the meeting point, it will take about 1.5 hour by train from both. Volunteers need to arrive at the airport by 10:00 on 5th and can leave there after 19:00 on 19th.

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