Animal Conservation in Bolivia
Nestled in a beautiful riverine valley roughly 100 kilometres from Bolivia's capital, La Paz, the Bolivia Wildlife Sanctuary has become one of South America's leading centres for the care of wildlife rescued from illegal traffickers. Sadly, animal trafficking has greatly increased over the past few years in Bolivia, and as a result - the help of volunteers is extremely valuable.
Now working in collaboration with the government's Environmental Ministry, the sanctuary cares for hundreds of rescued animals, including monkeys, exotic birds, wild cats and two endangered spectacled bears. Volunteers joining this fantastic project will partake in the everyday running of the sanctuary: feeding and interacting with the animals, creating innovative enrichment and helping to improve the sanctuary facilities. Many of the animals being cared for were rescued from the pet trade and subsequently cannot be released, making this, at times, a very hands on experience.
Those volunteers spending two or three weeks at the sanctuary will get to have an all-round experience working amongst all of the residents at the sanctuary, and those spending a month or more can choose to focus working with the spectacled bears.
Start Dates are every Monday, Wednesday and Friday of every month.
Nestled in a verdant riverine valley near the town of Coroico, roughly 100km from La Paz, the Bolivia Wildlife Sanctuary has become one of the South America's leading centres for the care of wildlife rescued from illegal traffickers.
Now working with the government's Environmental Ministry, the sanctuary cares for hundreds of rescued animals, including monkeys, exotic birds, wild cats and two endangered spectacled bears. Volunteers joining the project in South America will partake in the everyday running of the sanctuary; feeding and interacting with the animals, creating innovative enrichment and helping to improve facilities.
Arrival at La Paz airport and transfer to the project site. Spend the day settling in and meeting staff and fellow volunteers.
These days will be spent working at the project. Volunteers will be working every day from 7.30am until 5.30pm.
Transfer back to La Paz airport for return flight or commence independent travel plans.
On this project, you will get the chance to take part in a wide variety of exciting activities. Below are examples of some of those included in this project.
Feeding, cleaning, and caring for monkeys, birds, wildcats, turtles and various other animals.
Monitor and document feeding and behavioural habits to ensure proper diets and portions.
Maintaining the Facilities
Improving existing facilities and help build additional facilities. The task involves building cages and enclosures.
Working on enrichment projects for the bears to keep active mentally and physically.
Care Bear Programme
Caring for the spectacled bears for volunteers staying 2-4 weeks
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