Volunteer in the Amazon Peru
We are located on 20 hectares near Padre Cocha on the Nanay River in the Amazon rainforest in Peru. We are a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting animals affected by the illegal wildlife trade which today is one of the biggest businesses in the world. We currently have about 20 species of animals, such as jaguars, ocelots, a tapir, parrots, a toucan, many different species of monkeys and butterflies. We receive wildlife confiscated by ecological police. These animals arrive injured, malnourished, and/or traumatized. Most of them are babies because the only way to domesticate them is by raising them from a young age. When the animals arrive, they need veterinary treatment, hand-rearing, and a lot of special attention. Once they have recovered and there is no more need for human intervention, we try to create a habitat where they will be able to learn to live in the wild. That is why we only allow our visitors minimal interaction with the animals. We have a mesh corridor to keep a safe distance between visitors and animals and turn the visit into an enjoyable experience for everyone. We do not receive any funding form the Peruvian government, that's why we offer services like volunteering and tours. If you want to be part of our team of volunteers and help us on this journey please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or to our WhatsApp +51901387552.
Padre Cocha, Iquitos, Loreto
Love for the animals and nature and responsibility.
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Duration of program:
4 weeks minimum
Adults of both sexes 18+ (under 18s accepted if accompanied by parents).
US$300 per 4 weeks which includes accommodation (off-site) with minimal kitchen and fridge, orientation, certification, and a volunteer t-shirt. Volunteers cover their own food.
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