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Phone: 925-228-5946
120 Village Square #9
California 94563

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Target demographics: sustain them.

Geographic areas served: the world's greatest landscapes and cultural sites

Programs: Volunteer trips to Torres del Paine in Patagonia and Machu Picchu in Peru

Conservation VIP grew out of the need to help park rangers protect the environment and cultural resources within national parks around the world. Conservation VIP is composed entirely of volunteers collaborating with park rangers to accomplish high priority projects, such as restoration of natural areas, repair of trails, removal of exotic species, planting trees, and assisting archaeologists. Our current focus is the Machu Picchu Sanctuary in Peru and Torres del Paine National Park in Chile. For example, UNESCO is considering placing Machu Picchu Sanctuary on its list of endangered World Heritage Sites due to increased visitation and rapid development of communities within the sanctuary. Conservation VIP is collaborating with the Peruvian Institute of Culture, the Institute of Natural Resources, local communities, business and volunteers to directly respond to these threats through volunteer efforts, training, encouraging collaboration and donation of tools and supplies.

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I went on a CVIP trail-building trip to Torres del Paine in 2007. I had the opportunity to work in a stunning physical environment with a wonderful group of volunteers and park staff. It was a truly memorable experience... more »
Conservation Volunteers International Program (CVIP) operates entirely with hard working board members who donate their time and money to lead trips of volunteers to help preserve and protect Yosemite National Park in California, Machu Picchu in Peru, and Torres del Paine National Park in Patagonia... more »
I travelled to Torres del Paine with Conservation VIP and had the trip of a lifetime. The beauty of mountains and clouds in southern Patagonia is breathtaking. We worked full days repairing and rerouting trails to protect the popular park from erosion. Conservation VIP was well prepared with ... more »
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