Clients’ Experience

/Clients' Experience

My trip to Iguazu

My Trip To Iguazu National Park I have just finished my third year studying Materials Science at Oxford University and went to Iguazu national park in June-July 2018 to work on Green Planet Ventures’ ICMBio data analysis project. The opportunity to be in a real working environment in another country was a very useful, but also challenging experience. I spent the first week adjusting to work in the office and immersing myself in the culture of a new country, with people

My Trip Was Brilliant!

I am Belinda, a second year student in Natural Sciences at Cambridge University My trip was brilliant! I went to do the vertebrates’ monitoring trip in Serra da Bodoquena National Park. This is an 8 day expedition into the National Park area to monitor bird and mammal species. I did four treks, spending four to five hours walking in the jungle to take note of all species we could see. The trails are about nine kilometres long and you walk in

Oxford University Students in Iguazu

Oxford University Summer Internship and Green Planet Ventures in Iguazu National Park Green Planet Ventures is a social enterprise dedicated to tropical forests conservation. Our work involves helping forest research and conservation institutes in the tropics, to overcome some of their challenges. Part of our work is bringing university students, qualified and or studying a relevant subject to do work experience and internships in these organisations. In this way we achieve win, win situations. The students get opportunities to: Apply their theoretical

OUR BATS PROJECT IN COSTA RICA HAS RE-DISCOVERED A SPECIES!!

The ecological reserve of Sarapiqui in Heredia, Costa Rica, where Green Planet Ventures’ interns and volunteers work, has found a species of bat (Furipterus horrens), unseen for years. The species had not been seen in Costa Rica for 45 years (since 1973) and they were about to declare it extinct in the country, when the finding took place. See the local news. This is a rare species with a reported distribution range from Nicaragua to Brazil, appearing mainly in caves in

WHAT TO EXPECT CHOOSING A PLACEMENT WITH GPV

So, you’ve seen the Green Planet Ventures website, you’re looking to gain useful experience in sustainability, but you want to know more about what you’ll be doing, where you’ll be staying and who you will be working with! That’s why I’ve written this introduction; to help you anticipate what to expect when you take a placement with Green Planet Ventures. Firstly, what will you be doing? The project placements are designed to help you gain useful work experience in sustainability (sustainable development

My Master’s Dissertation Research with GPV

My Master’s Dissertation Research with Green Planet Ventures June- July 2018 I am Rosie, I joined Green Planet Ventures’ sustainable development project in the Amazon for six weeks from June- July 2018. The project is hosted by their partner ICMBio based in Acre (the western most part of the Brazilian Amazon).I did my undergrad in Geography at Sussex University and worked for a few years before I enrolled in the Environmental Governance Master’s at Oxford University.The objective of my trip was