Conservation in Peru Alternative Spring Break Trip
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- PLACEMENT LOCATION: Taricaya Ecological Reserve, Amazon Rainforest
- ROLE: Conducting wildlife research and assisting with animal rehabilitation
- REQUIREMENTS: None
- ACCOMMODATION: Shared volunteer bungalows
- ARRIVAL AIRPORT: Puerto Maldonado (PEM)
Spend a week in the heart of the Amazon Rainforest on our Conservation Alternative Spring Break Trip in Peru, and spend your spring break helping protect endangered plant and animal species. Years of destruction of the natural environment has left many species, like spectacles bears, threatened. Join us on this project as we strive to facilitate the recovery of the local environment and ecosystems, to its diverse natural state – a vital resource on our planet.
Our Conservation Project in Peru is based at the Taricaya Ecological Reserve, a 476 hectare private reserve dedicated to wildlife research and animal rehabilitation. As a volunteer, you will get to experience life surrounded by vast jungle.
Your role on the Conservation Alternative Spring Break trip in Peru
As a volunteer, you will learn more about conservation work in South America. You will be given various responsibilities that will contribute to the overall goals of the project. Some of the tasks you will have can include:
- Helping on bird biodiversity studies
- Maintaining a butterfly house
- Assist with reforestation efforts
- Observe wildlife with sensory camera equipment
- Observe wildlife from the tallest canopy walkway in South America
- Feed animals living at the rescue center, and collect fruit and foliage for them
- Cleaning the enclosures of the animal rescue center
The Taricaya Reserve also has a Mahogony Project that uses wood grown at the reserve. If you want to you can put your carpentry skills to test during your trip.
You will have plenty of time to socialize with your fellow volunteers. You will live in a shared bungalow, and there is a lodge where you can spend time relaxing and making new friends from different walks of life. On occasion, you can attend thought-provoking talks given by our staff and guest speakers on conservation. You will also go on night walks though the Amazon Jungle!
If you would like to spend longer than just one week in Peru, visit our Rainforest Conservation in Peru Project page.