Primate & Sloth Re-introduction

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Primate & Sloth Re-introduction

from £550
Duration: from 1 month to 6 months
Countries: Costa Rica
Are you an animal science, zoology, ecology or conservation student? Or do you just love animals? Then this project is just for you! Gain real, practical hands-on experience in Costa Rica.
Summary

Primate & Sloth Re-introduction

INTRODUCTION

The Caribbean side of Costa Rica is known to be even more laid back than the Pacific side, if such a thing is even possible. This project is located in one of the least exploited areas of South Costa Rica. Due to the low influx of development and tourism, the wildlife here is truly astonishing! However, with the increasing interaction between animals and humans, whether it is through tourism or industrial development, most often these encounters do not end happily for the animals.

The organisation running this rescue centre was founded by a European biologist couple who relocated to Costa Rica after seeing many animals faring badly while on their many trips. Since its inception in 2008, the centre has successfully rescued and rehabilitated more than 400 animals. The centre cares for a wide range of animals, including mammals such as sloths, monkeys, wild cats and coatis, birds, reptiles and amphibians.  The centre operates a very hands-on approach in their rehabilitation method, with a firm belief that direct contact is beneficial in dealing with traumatised and injured animals.

The Primate & Sloth Reintroduction project is a perfect placement for anyone looking to gain hands-on experience working with wildlife, while living in a stunning jungle location.

DAILY LIFE

You will get involved in a rescue centre was founded by a European biologist couple, who relocated to Costa Rica after seeing many animals faring ill while on their many trips. Since its inception in 2008, the centre has successfully rescue and rehabilitated more than 400 animals. The centre cares for a wide range of animals, including mammals such as sloths, monkeys, wild cats and coatis, birds, reptiles and amphibians.  The centre operates a very hands-on approach in their rehabilitation method, with a firm belief that direct contact is beneficial in dealing with traumatized and injured animals.

As a long-term volunteer at this project, you have a unique opportunity to be closely involved in the rehabilitation and reintroduction of various species that have been brought to the centre.

While short-term volunteers here exclusively work at the centre, as an intern you will also work at a wildlife reserve in La Ceiba, where the NGO has purchased around 50 hectares of primary rainforest to use as an introduction site and also to help preserve and protect the land from overdevelopment. Most animals reintroduced here are felines and monkeys, however other species are sometimes also introduced.

This is a flexible and fascinating project for anyone set on a career in wildlife conservation and a great opportunity to gain serious hands-on experience in the field.


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Travel & Accommodation

You will be given easy-to-follow instructions on how to get to the project location from San Jose International Airport using local transportation. Once in the nearest town, you can get a taxi to the project HQ.

While at the project the easiest way to get around is by bike, which you can buy or rent from a local shop.

You will be staying in a volunteer guesthouse in La Ceiba, where you will live surrounded by beautiful primary rainforest. Accommodation is in shared bedrooms with access to a fully equipped kitchen and a hot water bathroom.

You should budget $15 per day for accommodation and around $10 per day for food.

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