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Work with us to make the Amazon more sustainable!

Position: Amazon Conservation and Sustainable Agriculture Project in Peru - Volunteer Program
Type: volunteer; weekly fee covers food, accomm., more (see below)
Organization: Alliance for a Sustainable Amazon
Location: Madre de Dios, Peru, South America

At the Alliance for a Sustainable Amazon our mission is to promote the sustainable use of natural resources and the conservation of biodiversity for the benefit of all who live in and depend upon the rainforest. Our research, education, and conservation projects are based in Peru.

Program Details & Overview

Length of stay: 1 week minimum

Work Schedule: Monday thru Friday, 8hrs/day

Dates: Open, on a weekly basis, beginning Mondays (June 15 - Dec 15, 2017)

Application & payment deadline: Variable, two weeks prior to stay


Our projects in Peru are as diverse as the rainforest that surrounds us, and fall into one of our two focal areas: biological research and monitoring and sustainable tropical agriculture. Volunteers may participate in one or more of the following projects during their stay in the Peruvian Amazon:

Primate demography, spatial & feeding ecology

  • Monitoring of brown titi monkeys & saddleback tamarins.

  • Evaluation of primate diets..

Biological Inventories

  • Camera trapping (mammals)

  • Morning/afternoon bird counts and surveys

  • Nocturnal surveys for reptiles & amphibians

  • Baited traps, aerial hand nets, nocturnal surveys for insects.

  • Plot and transect surveys for plants.

Artificial Macaw Nest Boxes

  • Nest box construction and placement.

  • Regular monitoring of usage.

Organic farming:

  • Production of compost and organic char.

  • Nursery management

  • Brazil nut harvesting

Program Fees

1 week: $375; 2-4 weeks: $350; 5+ weeks: $325

Fees include all food and accommodation, airport pick up, welcome kit, training & supervision.

Program fee DOES NOT include the following: Air transportation (international and domestic), travel/medical insurance, passport, travel visa, additional local travel/optional activities

How to apply

In order to apply, you must first fill out this Application Form. Once we receive your form, if you are accepted into the program, we will contact you with further details regarding the registration process.

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GoodWork ID: 37388       Date posted to Jan 6 2017

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