Conservation in the Amazon Rainforest

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Program Description

Begin your programme in the Inca city of Cusco where you'll receive an induction and orientation before travelling through the High Andes to the Acjance Park Guard Station and the Cloud Forest. Then you descend into the Amazon via motorised canoe down the Madre de Dios River.

You will be involved in noteworthy Community Development work with the local indigenous families and communities.

You will work in a fantastic conservation and community development program on this excellent multi-activity project! The longer you participate on the project, the more skills you'll develop. You will benefit from professional training and actively assist in environmental monitoring at multiple locations.

Training on the Job:
We aim to train productive volunteers who know how to do the work, what the work is, and why it is necessary. Volunteers will receive training in the following fields:

• Environmental education
• Ethno-botany
• Reforestation & agro-forestry
• Flora & fauna monitoring
• Wilderness ethics & natural resources conservation
• Cultural diversity
• Astronomy
• Natural history
• Conservation & sustainability
• Tropical ecology
• First Aid & basic rainforest survival skills

There are many different parts of projects and the degree to which you'll run or assist on such projects will depend upon your abilities.

The training will maximise your experience and introduce you to the various projects that are running at the Centre. On your arrival in the Rainforest you'll start a week-long training schedule which introduces you to the rainforest and the program.

The following are some of the activities and projects in the Centre:

Butterfly Study
Amphibian & Reptile Studies
Avian Studies
Forest Regeneration
Mammal Monitoring


Benefit from important on-the-job training
Explore the Amazon and Cloud Forest
Work on numerous conservation projects
Learn about local indigenous cultures


No qualifications needed, just an interest in nature and conservation. Minimum age 17.

Volunteer Types

What`s Included

Arranging your Programme
Full pre-departure support and assistance
Payment Protection insurance
Meeting you at the nearest airport
Transfer to your on-site accommodation
Local in-country team support and backup
24-hr emergency support
Free T-Shirt
Return transfer to Cusco
Certificate of Completion

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Program Locations

Cusco, Peru

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  • Peru: Cusco
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Program Duration:
1-2 weeks, 1-3 months, 2-4 weeks, 3-6 months, 6-12 months
English, Spanish
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From £1,195/$1,828 for 2 weeks

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