Amazon Rainforest Conservation
from £1095 GBP
to £3495 GBP
You'll begin your project in the ancient Inca capital city of Cusco where you'll receive an induction and orientation before starting on the fascinating journey through the High Andes to the Acjance Park Guard Station where you’ll learn about the Cloud Forest. Then you descend into the Amazon via motorised canoe down the Madre de Dios River. The journey is spectacular, an exciting adventure in itself!
On this multi-activity project you'll benefit from professional training and actively assist in the environmental monitoring study at multiple locations. The longer you participate on the project, the more skills you'll develop. You’ll also get involved in rewarding Community Development work with the local indigenous families and communities.
The purpose of the work is to monitor and better understand rainforest biodiversity with a view to providing sustainable solutions and improved rainforest conservation.
Projects undertaken will fall under three main areas; conservation, sustainability and education. No previous experience of conservation is necessary. You will receive on-site training and assist in environmental monitoring at multiple locations. Ongoing projects you may help on include the frog house, mammal monitoring, parrot monitoring and the ecology club. Duties will include scientific monitoring and surveillance of wildlife, data collection and interpretation, collection of sample species and construction (such as building hides and observation posts).
As with all conservation projects, your work will depend on what is required at the time your project takes place. It is also governed by uncontrollable factors, such as the weather, nesting seasons, etc. There is a lot of scope here to develop new ideas and/or projects and to really make a difference.
On this project you will ...
- Visit one of the most bio-diverse regions in the world
- Experience life in the Amazon jungle
- Trek through the rainforest
- Live in a beautiful, traditional lodge
- Participate in important conservation projects
- Train with experienced guides and conservationists
- Understand survival issues for rainforests and endangered species
- Contribute towards scientific research
- Explore a variety of different ecosystems
- Adventure through mountains, rivers and forests
- An exciting, never-to-be-forgotten adventure into Peru.
- New skills, more confidence, a greater understanding of a different culture, invaluable personal and professional development.
- An entry on your CV or résumé that will put you head and shoulders above most others in the job market
- The enormous satisfaction of helping conservation and knowing that your efforts are making a difference
- And best of all ... an unforgettable experience!
Placed on the edge of the Amazon Rainforest, on a hill next to a river, this accommodation is, to be honest, idyllic! It has a special feel to it. It is relaxed and peaceful and has been tastefully constructed in keeping with its surroundings. There is a Western bathroom and a large sink in which to do your laundry. There is a dining and relaxation quarter as well as a library and covered hammock area. Lighting is by candle as there is generally no electricity on the site, although there is a generator run for a few hours each night to charge batteries etc. Food is provided and you'll have three meals per day.What to do next
Talk to us - We're there to help you. Most of our team are ex Travellers volunteers and are ideally qualified to offer advice and guidance because they know what you're looking for. They'll help you find your perfect project - and then make it all happen!
If you’d like to apply for this project. Visit our website and complete the application form. As soon as we receive it, we’ll liaise with you and then start making your travel adventure happen.
It’s as easy as that.
Extending This placement can be extended for any length of time (many of our volunteers do!), subject to availability and any visa restrictions that may apply.
When you’re on your placement, if you’d like to extend your time, you can do so at a minimal cost per additional week.
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This placement would suit:
Anybody looking to make a difference to the planet through real conservation work. Anyone interested in animal and plant species. You must enjoy the great outdoors and be happy to work hard in the jungle! No previous experience of conservation is required.
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“Our first day in the rainforest we saw a group of dusky titi monkeys. On the second day we were privileged to go on a hike to a primary forest. There we had luck on our side, and saw a howler monkey, woolly monkeys, saddleback tamarin monkeys, as well as the fruit loops toucan. By the end of the trip we also saw a herd of 30 squirrel monkeys, making five types within less than two weeks. The entire bio-reserve runs very well, with facilities as good as a cosy clean home”
~ by Charles and Danya
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FLEXIBLE: From two weeks to one year - you choose your dates and duration.