Alliance Spain SVIGA031 ENVI 01.07.2008 15.07.2008 18-24
Code: SVIGA031 Year: 2008
Name: ISLAS CIES I
Address: Cies island
Project: ENVI - Environmental
Initial Date: 01-07-2008 Final Date: 15-07-2008
Min Age: 18 Max Age: 24 Places: 8
Description of Workcamp:
REGION.- Region of Galicia. Province of Pontevedra.
DESCRIPTION OF WORK.- Environmental activities like to conserve
the surrounding of the island, to help in prevention of forest
fires. Participate to information activities to visitors and to
sensitize visitors and to collaborate with the Environment
Service of the National Park.
COMPLEMENTARY ACTIVITIES.- Leisure activities and sport
activities. Weekend trip outside the island to know other sites
of Galicia. Visit by fishing boat around the islands.
Note: these activities are for your guidance and will be able
changed in the development of work camp.
ACCOMMODATION/FOOD.- Participants will be accommodated in tents
in the work camp of Cies Islands (Vigo-Pontevedra). The site has
buildings as dinning room and bath-room.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided by specialized
LOCATION.- This work camp is located in the Cies Islands, in
Monte Agudo Island (on the north) to be precise, on the Rнa de
Vigo, in Vigo Municipality.
The Cнes Islands and archipelagos of Cortegada, Sбlvora and Ons,
belong to the National Park of Atlantic Islands of Galicia.
The ecologic value of its marine habitat is incalculable because
here there are some of the most representative examples of
Atlantic marine eco-systems.
Marine habitat of the National Park is a big mosaic of different
habitats that support an extraordinary diversity of flora and
fauna. We can find habitats defined by the European Community
like “community priority”: reefs, lagoons or sandbanks covered
all the time by no deep marine waters.
On land we can find “community priority” habitats too, likes the
grey dunes or the “aerohalins” littoral bushes or the southerner
atlantic humid “brezo” bushes.
The most important problem in the National Park conservation is
the human pressure. In Cies Islands the eucalyptus plantations,
pines and acacias have occupied the place of native plants. The
eradication of these plantations is a very long place process and
the National Park is working in and the results will be seen
Actually, it is being done actuations to develop a correct
management of the public use, the islands residues, the
navigation, the sail, etc.
NOTE: This work camp has no access for physical disabled people.
The access to the Work Camp it will be by ship from “Estaciуn
Marнtima” (besides Nautico) of Vigo Port. The way takes it 50
min. to arrive at Cies Islands.
By plane: (www.aena.es). Ph. +34 902 404 704
Santiago de Compostela airport. Ph. + 34 981 547 501
A Coruсa airport. Ph. +34 981 187 200
Vigo airport. Ph. +34. 986 268 200