Macaw Breeding Center Volunteer (1+ months) – Runs annually from July to December
Positions: Macaw Breeding Center Volunteers
Type: volunteer, minimum 1 month, $300 accom. fee (see below)
Organization: Macaw Recovery Network
Location: Punta Islita, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Macaw populations have declined significantly over the past decades. The main causes are illegal poaching for the pet trade and the loss of mature forest habitat, which they rely on for feeding and nesting. MRN's vision is to see a future with thriving parrot populations in healthy, connected forests, across their former ranges. MRN’s breeding center consists of over 80 rescued non-releasable macaws, that through breeding and release of their offspring, can still contribute to the conservation of their wild relatives.
The applicant will be a care taker at our Macaw Breeding Center during the non-breeding season. After a training period, the applicant will be given responsibility to care for a group of Macaws. Depending on the successes of the previous breeding season this includes caring for offspring and preparing them for release into the wild.
No previous experience or academic background in Biology needed. However applicants with a background in biology/veterinary or carpentry/construction are preferred.
The volunteer is expected to work 5.5 days a week. Monday to Friday from 5.30am until 5pm with a three-hour break and half a day in the weekend.
Duration of Work:
The minimum duration is one month with a maximum of 6 months. Only available from the beginning of August through the end of December.
Desirable personal Qualities:
All international and nation travel costs to get to the site are your responsibility. Volunteers pay $300 per month for on-site accommodation and all utilities. Volunteers buy and prepare all their own food and we recommend you budget for at least $40 per week.
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Jun 12 2019 ID: 53843