About the local hosting organizationThe "Isola delle Femmine" is a natural reserve established in 1997 by the Sicilian Region and managed by LIPU (Italian league for birds protection) since 1998. This little uninhabited island is the ideal place for a specific species of birds called Gabbiano reale (Larus michahellis) allowing them to rest from migration and to grow numerically. Due to financial cutting, this area is suffering of maintenance and the support received along the year, of course is not as such as should be provided. This is the reason why InformaGiovani togerher with LIPU organize every year workcamps to support the maintanance of the natural reserve and to sensitize the local community towards the place.
About the volunteer workWork will be run in the little uninhabited island, volunteers will help in cleaning the area, re-building stone paths. Work will be done mainly in the morning and in case of wind or rain the work will be run at land (at the office of LIPU). Work can be tiring and hard due to hot temperature and sicilian sun (hat and sunblock are compulsory). Being able to swim is compulsory.
Local accommodationAccommodation is in a small house in the village (not on the island) where is located the LIPU office as well. All the volunteers will be accommodated in one room equipped with bunk beds and share one bathroom. Food will be cooked by volunteers.
About the project locationIsola delle Femmine is an Italian town in North-Western Sicily, in province of Palermo. Isola is a cost-town close to Palermo and connected with bus.
RequirementsMotivation letter is compulsory in order to show interest towards the project. Being able to swim is compulsory.
Extra info about the projectMotivation letter is compulsory in order to show interest towards the project. Being able to swim is compulsory.