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AMAZON RAINFOREST CONSERVATION EXPEDITION IN PERU

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Strengths

  • Contribute to Amazon rainforest conservation efforts.
  • Live in a remote research base, powered by renewable energy, surrounded by rare cloud forest habitat
  • See sloths and (if you’re lucky) a jaguar in the wild.
  • See what life as a conservationist is actually like.
  • Gain real conservation skills from experts in the field.

Program description

Travel to Yanachaga-Chemillen National Park, a remote and rarely visited protected area of the Amazon, known for its abundance of rare cloud forest habitat and wealth of biodiversity. You’ll be living in the heart of the cloud forest in a remote, solar-powered research base, surrounded by tropical animal species such as the three-toed sloth, armadillo, jaguar, puma, ocelot, jaguarundi, spectacled bear, andean fox, capybara and brown woolly monkey. It’s also home to several indigenous communities including the Ashaninka and Yanesha peoples.

 

You’ll be assisting a local conservation organisation with protecting the forest by carrying out research that’ll inform environmental policy. Some of your work will revolve around collecting data on specific species by identifying elusive species through animal tracking and camera trapping. Other tasks will revolve around determining the health of the surrounding rainforest or cloud forest, and recording jungle sounds to identify key animal species. In addition, you could also spend time surveying selected areas for specific plants, fungi, frogs, moths, butterflies and other insects to determine the area’s overall biodiversity.

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Where is your project

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Included in the price

  • 24-hour emergency phone
  • 24-hour in-country support
  • Airport pick-up (unless otherwise stated)
  • All necessary project equipment and materials
  • All necessary project training by experienced staff
  • Location orientation
  • Long term experienced staff
  • Meals while on project (except on work placements for long term internships)
  • Safe and basic accommodations (usually shared)
  • Welcome meeting

Not included in the price

  • Additional drinks and gratuities
  • Extra local excursions
  • Flights
  • International and domestic airport taxes
  • Medical and travel insurance
  • Police or background check
  • Visa costs

Your accommodation

Shared accommodation in the heart of the Amazon forest. 

Activities

Additional information

LIFE ON BASE

This project gives you the opportunity to live and work within the rainforest. Share a home with like-minded people from all over the world with the amazon rainforest on your doorstep. In the evenings and on the weekends, hike the trails of the nearby national park, or spend time in Oxapampa town among the locals.

Conditions

-18 years  

- Intermediate level of English 

- Copy of passport.

- Copy of criminal record. 

Payment
A deposit of 300 € must be paid 7 days after sending your reservation and then the balance must be sent to us no more than 12 weeks before the start of your project.
For stays in less than 12 weeks: the full amount must be paid to confirm the reservation. 

Cancellation

A 50% deposit is required for booking. Balance payment is due 4 weeks prior to departure. In case of cancellation before start date, all fees will be refunded, except the deposit. In case of cancellation after start date, there will be no refund.

Other

Our partner offers a secure environment and a local team that takes care of the volunteers and manages all the logistics on their missions. 

Since 1998, they have been offering the opportunity to participate in solidarity programs ranging from education to support and development of local communities, through wildlife and environmental conservation.


Their values: we are not passive bystanders, but we encourage a hands-on approach. The missions require active participation and commitment from the participants. 

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AMAZON RAINFOREST CONSERVATION EXPEDITION IN PERU
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