Wildlife monitoring

Project name:

Arc Amazon

Project purpose:

Wildlife monitoring

Project activities:

  • animal interaction

  • community awareness

  • data collection/analysis

  • habitat restoration/management

Weekly cost (approx USD):

$

900

Direct benefits you gain:

  • cultural integration

  • field research skills

  • remote scenic location

  • report writing

  • undertake your own research

Noteworthy conservation points:

  • contributes to environmental policy

  • development goals (supporting local community)

  • publishes peer-reviewed science

Accommodation:

Each volunteer gets their own bed in a shared hut

When does the project run?

Facilities:

accommodation included, food included, electricity, local shops, refillable drinking water, cold shower, drop toilets

How long can I stay?

Requirements:

  • English language, Spanish preferred

  • Willingness to walk several kilometers per day

Details of the day-to-day life on the project:

There are a wide variety of positions and projects one can undertake here, so prices vary.

Reviews & ratings

Adriano

Volunteer

Very Good Program

My week at Daktari was excellent and the program is very intense in the sense that we all get together with the kids and animals from 7am until 9 pm. It is an excellent choice for a first volunteering program abroad considering and I would definitely like to go back someday

Corinne

Intern

It was an experience that I feel extremely lucky to have been a part of

Wild Sun Rescue is an animal rehabilitation center located in the remote and scenic fishing village of Cabuya, Costa Rica. The long-term (12 week) volunteer experience involved getting to do hands-on work with all of the animals that are housed at the center, including howler monkeys, capuchins, opossums, squirrels and raptors. The daily duties included diet prep (mostly chopping and cooking fruits and veggies), enclosure cleaning, facility maintenance (repairing enclosures, building new enclosures and enrichment), and animal handling and medical treatment. It was an experience that I feel extremely lucky to have been a part of--nowhere else in the world would I be able to work with all of these amazing animals, in such a unique and beautiful location. As a wildlife biology intern, I also had the opportunity to create my own research project at the center, supervised and assisted by the internship coordinator.

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