Volunteer in Nature Reserve Argentina
We are a non-profit organisation dedicated to the conservation of our environment. Our objective is to create a connection between man and nature; through this connection people develop compassion and a sense of responsibility towards Mother Nature. Our mission stresses the importance of man caring for the environment. Our work is dedicated to conservation, education, investigation and recreation, as suggested by IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature). Pumakawa is a 2 hectare natural reserve in Villa Rumipal, Cordoba, Argentina. On the reserve we work with the rehabilitation of wild animals, these animals come to us with traumas, neglect, mascotism or have been in accidents. We treat the animals with the goal to rerelease them back into the wild. If their condition impedes their release then they stay and live with us on the reserve. Moro is a black-chested buzzard eagle (Geranoaetus melanoleucus), Pascual and Lina are a pair of grison's (Galictis cuja), Ayni is a striped owl (Asio clamator), these are a few of our friends, and all the animals that live with us on the reserve have a story to share with us. They are living proof that sometimes man's actions can leave scars in nature.
The puma is our emblem. There are 13 pumas that live on the reserve, each with their own story to tell. We strive to create awareness of the puma’s condition in Cordoba as well as the rest of the country. Through education and investigation we have created programs to improve the status quo of the flora and fauna that enrich the puma’s habitat. The puma being not only an umbrella species is a keystone species, the biodiversity and abundance of other species are directly linked to its presence.
Volunteers form an important part of our workforce. Pumakawa offers a variety of areas in which the volunteer can unfold themselves. Volunteers have come from all over the world with open hearts ready to lend a hand. In return, we offer training in areas such as construction with alternative materials, nutrition and wild animal handling, tourism, conservation, etc. We invite the volunteer to share an unforgettable experience in Pumakawa nature reserve.
Villa Rumipal, Córdoba.
Dates of program:
Duration of program:
2 weeks or more
Adults of both sexes 18+
US$600 for two weeks or US$900 per month. The fee includes accommodation, food (breakfast, lunch and dinner), training, orientation and certification. We have a special offer if you come with a friend.
Volunteers need to specify if they have any food restrictions and/or health restrictions, clean bill of health signed off by doctor, vaccines (especially tetanus vaccine). Volunteers get one day off a week (to be arranged with the director of the reserve).
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