Father and son travelling to Central America to volunteer at Monkey Bay Wildlife Sanctuary


Kinkajoo. Source: Monkey Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

Kinkajoo. Source: Monkey Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

Longford father and son, Andrew Briggs, 34 and Nigel Briggs, 67, are venturing to Central America to volunteer with the Monkey Bay Wildlife Sanctuary in Belize.

They will be flying out to Belize for 3-4 weeks between March and April 2014 following Andrew’s visit 18 years ago.

Monkey Bay is a not-for-profit education and training center established in 1990. Their mission is to provide academic, experiential learning, and service programs while serving as a model of conservation land Stewardship in Belize.

Educational and adventure activities at the sanctuary include: birding, canoeing, swimming, caving and evening campfire drumming.

The organisation continues to preserve a large corridor of land between two protected nature reserves.

(Map of Belize) http://www.umapper.com/maps/view/id/178645/

Andrew first visited Belize, aged 18, to work on a Government funded conservation project to protect the 2nd largest Barrier Reef in the world and the associated coral atolls.

He has also previously volunteered with The British  Conservation Volunteers over the UK.

Rath. Source: Monkey Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

Rath. Source: Monkey Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

He said: “My dad’s volunteered for many years and seeing some of the things he’s achieved makes you want to do the same.”

“I fell in love with the country, it’s so varied. You’ve got lovely sandy coasts and one hour away you’ve got pine forests and rolling rivers.”

All funds raised will go to Monkey Bay Wildlife Sanctuary to help pay for board and lodgings for volunteers, and cover costs for the projects they are working on.

To find out more information about their project, visit: https://fundrazr.com/campaigns/cfwRe.

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