Are you ready to travel to one of the remotes places left in this world? Are you ready to travel deep in to the savannas’ and jungle of Guyana? This is the amazing chance to help local Amerindian communities to protect the jungle, it’s wildlife and their way of life as they have lived for many thousands of years.
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 it’s precious tropical hardwood while miners can’t wait to cut down the forest to mine underneath it for diamonds and other precious materials. you will learn how to survive from just what is. 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 while in the jungle and savannas’ 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 to build the infrastructure needed to set up sustainable eco-tourism. The tasks can range from building a ranger station to forest trails, from overnight cabins to pedestrian bridges over little creeks and rivers. Other tasks will involve building tree top hides and viewing platforms for the tourists to spot wildlife. Before hiking trails and animal spotting hides can be constructed, fauna monitoring research needs to be undertaken by the volunteer to determine which places are best for wildlife viewing. While volunteering and working together with the local Amerindians you have an opportunity to learn more about their amazing culture and way of life. During your stay you will have lot’s opportunities to view wildlife and you will get to learn some great survival techniques dating from many thousands of years ago.
Main project tasks you can get involved in: