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Role: Volunteer Program in Conservation, Biological Research and Sustainable Agriculture in the Peruvian Amazon
Organization: Alliance for a Sustainable Amazon
Location: Peru, South America
Terms: daily fee includes accom, meals, more 

Maybe you're curious about the Amazon rainforest, or perhaps you just want to try something very new and different. Whatever the case, we have a great opportunity for you in Peru! This isn't ecotourism – you will work hard to contribute to our research and conservation projects in the rainforest. Your hard work, however, will be rewarded with a unique experience in one of the most biodiverse corners of the planet. You will mingle with an eclectic mix of like-minded people, including biologists, students, and other visitors from Peru and around the world.

LENGTH OF STAY: Starting at 3 days
DATES: Rolling basis starting April 1, 2019
LOCATION: Peru, Madre de Dios region


Volunteer activities

Our projects in Peru are as diverse as the rainforest that surrounds us. Volunteers may assist in one or more of the following projects during their stay at Finca Las Piedras:

Butterfly diversity & ecology project

  • Collect butterfly species using traps and hand nets
  • Search for butterfly eggs and caterpillars on their host plants

Biological inventories

  • Set up camera traps to study rainforest mammals
  • Collect rainforest fruits and seeds to create color field guides to plants
  • Go birding to boost the Finca Las Piedras species list
  • Collect insects as part of ongoing surveys

Sustainable tropical agriculture

  • Remove invasive plants from cacao agroforestry plots
  • Grow organic food for consumption on site
  • Create compost and biochar for incorporation into agricultural fields
  • Care for seedlings in the ASA shade house and tree nursery

More information and how to apply:

For more details about our Volunteer Program in the Peruvian Amazon and how to apply please visit our website https://www.sustainableamazon.org/volunteer 

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Mar 20 2019    ID: 52236