The BBC called it the last unspoiled tropical wilderness, a last safe haven for wildlife, a land of giants. Are you ready to help sustain this last paradise? This is your opportunity to research and monitor the Amazon’s amazing wildlife with the goal to set up sustainable eco-friendly wildlife watching infrastructure.
This is why:
The volunteer experience
This great experience will take you to the jungles of Amazonia, sat upon some of the oldest geological formations in the world. This is where Sir Walter Raleigh searched for El Dorado, and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle dreamt up the stories of “The Lost World.” It is some of the most pristine and untouched primary jungle in the world and it’s under siege! Loggers can’t wait to cut down its precious tropical hardwood while miners can’t wait to cut down the forest to mine underneath it for diamonds and other precious materials. However with the jungle all its wildlife and the way of life of the Amerindians as they have lived for thousands of years will be lost! They need your help to prevent this and save this haven for wildlife and the local Amerindian tribes!
To make sure the government will keep out the miners and loggers out of the Nappa, Rewa and Iwokrama jungle areas it needs an economic sustainable value through eco-tourism. Why is your help needed for this? In a matter of speech this is a chicken and egg thing, the tourists will not come to the Nappa, Rewa and Iwokrama as there is no infrastructure. The Amerindians on the other do not have the resources to build these infrastructure, with your help we can together build this infrastructure so that in the near future eco-tourism will find it’s way to give this much need financial and economic value to the jungle which will prevent it from being cut down and with that preserves it’s abundant wildlife and the way of life of the local Amerindian tribes.
During the volunteer experience in the jungle you will sleep in hammocks and share this great experience with local Amerindians. We concentrate on things that work, not that look fancy. This is the real stuff! Are you ready for and adventure learn about exotic cultures and spot a variety of different wildlife while saving the Amazon jungle to preserve this last safe haven for wildlife and Amerindians alike?
Task & Duties
For a minimum of 2 weeks you will volunteer n the area of Surama where the Amerindian village of the Mukushi tribe is located. With this project you will get to chance to help with wildlife monitoring programs which is needed before any of the eco-tourism structures can be build. For example, in order to build a wildlife spotting hide to watch/study wildlife first you need to find out which location would be right to view wildlife and which wildlife can been seen in this area. For this project volunteers will also get involved in the making of Wildlife and forest trails as well as building bird/animal spotting hides and other animal related tasks.
As part of the program you will research and monitor specific species of animals to help local researchers, by counting and documenting animals, finding, tracks, claw marks, animals droppings and through more Sophisticated methods like setting camera traps. Animals specifically targeted will be cats (Puma’s, Jaguars, Ocelot, margay, Jaguarondi, etc) and Black Caiman (a rare crocodile species) as well other animals like otters, Monkeys and Tapir.
No one can guarantee you will see a specific animal, but below are some which inhabit the area you will be in:
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