Field Projects International

Project name:

Field Projects International

Project purpose:

Our field programs train research assistants to work on projects related to wildlife health and biodiversity monitoring, as well as primate space use, feeding ecology, and social behavior. Participants will learn classic data collection techniques as well as cutting edge field methodologies. They may also gain experience with PCR testing, nanopore-based sequencing, hormone extractions, and other laboratory protocols at an on site field lab.

In addition, FPI offers a conservation technology program that develops and deploys novel solutions customized to the species and habitats in which we work. These range from GPS collars and remote sensing devices to the long range, wide area networks installed to transmit this data.

Our research is sanctioned by the Amazon Conservation Association, the Animal Care Committee of the Washington University in St. Louis, and the Servicio Nacional Forestal y de Fauna Silvestre (SERFOR) in Perú

Project activities:

  • data collection/analysis

Weekly cost (approx USD):

$

450

Direct benefits you gain:

  • data/statistical skills
  • field research skills
  • remote scenic location

Noteworthy conservation points:

  • publishes peer-reviewed science

  • publishes work

Wild Sun Rescue Center

Accommodation:

dormitory

When does the project run?

June/July/August

Facilities:

accommodation included, food included, electricity, refillable drinking water, cold shower, western toilet, wifi

How long can I stay?

4-6 week minimum

Requirements:

  • No previous field experience required. 
  • Candidates will submit application, CV, two references, and have a phone or Skype interview. 
  • More details on website.

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

Our research assistantship programs operate from the Los Amigos Biological Station in the Madre de Dios department of Southeastern Peru. Our long-term research primarily focuses on primates, covering topics such as growth and development, life history, health and parasitology, reproduction, spatial ecology, and communication. In recent years our mark-recapture program has expanded to include birds, bats, and small terrestrial mammals as well, as we investigate community disease ecology.

Reviews & ratings

Francisco

Volunteer

19 Dec 2021

An amazing project with amazing staff

I work as a travel agent, bringing volunteers to DAKTARI and other projects around the world. After helping a lot of volunteers fulfill their dreams of coming to South Africa, I managed to arrange 2 weeks to spend at the project. What a wonderful time I had starting with the staff who are so friendly and polite, the animals being taken care of as if they were family and the amazing food that was prepared catering to each of the volunteers individual needs. I can only say that if you are looking for an unique and quality experience involving a well thought out educational program and the preservation of native animal species, this is the one for you.

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Daktari Bush School & Wildlife Orphanage

leslie

Volunteer

19 Dec 2021

great experience

i had an enjoyable stay here in DAKTARI. be surrounded by wild animals is a chance and i also loved the teaching part of my stay

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Daktari Bush School & Wildlife Orphanage

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