- Per Request
- 10 Days
- Volunteer Work:
- Work alongside staff to feed and take care of animals, work to maintain a trail created to recognize the diversity of flora and fauna of the area, gather data and information and have the opportunity to interact with local people to educate them on the importance of protecting their ecosystem and the Peruvian Amazon rainforest
- Lake Sandoval in Tambopata National Reserve
- 3 months prior to departure
Join us on this rainforest adventure as we volunteer at an Amazon Animal Rescue Shelter located in Puerto Maldonado. The Amazon Shelter acts as a rescue, educational and research center devoted to the protection of wildlife and the conservation of their natural habitat. Their mission is to protect Peruvian Amazon wildlife by working on the rehabilitation of wild animals, free or captive, that arrive at the Center, with an emphasis on species threatened by the destruction of their habitat and illegal trade. The Amazon Shelter also develops biological and veterinary research of Amazonian wildlife and interacts with local communities promoting the conservation of the rainforest and the sustainable management of natural resources.
For this program we will work alongside staff to care for the animals so they can be successfully released back to their natural habitats or be relocated to other places. We will work to maintain an interpretive trail created to recognize the diversity of flora and fauna of the area that will be used as an educational trail to promote environmental awareness and conservation. Lastly, we will have the opportunity to interact with local Peruvians to educate them on the importance of protecting their ecosystem and the Peruvian Amazon rainforest.
As part of this rich experience there will be excursions to Lake Sandoval located deep in Peru’s Tambopata National Reserve. Lake Sandoval is a sparkling, palm-rimmed lake with the most beautiful and rich wildlife where we will see giant otters, monkeys, and macaws. We will also have a night boat ride along the Tambopata River in search of black caimans, which abound in the water at night. Additionally, we will take night walks in the forest to see the rich life of the insects in the Amazonian rainforest.
Note: No previous experience is required, just a sense of adventure, an interest in nature and love of animals.
Length of stay and itinerary can be modified to suit your group.
Independent research opportunities available.
$2800 (Price subject to change)