Conservation of the endemic spiny Iguana

Project name:

Iguana Station

Project purpose:

Conservation of the endemic spiny Iguana

Project activities:

  • animal interaction

  • animal rehabilitation

  • community awareness

  • data collection/analysis

  • habitat restoration/management

  • teaching

Terrestrial

Honduras

Central America

Forest
1 Ratings

1

Weekly cost (approx USD):

$

80

Direct benefits you gain:

  • cultural integration

  • data/statistical skills

  • field research skills

  • remote scenic location

Noteworthy conservation points:

Wild Sun Rescue Center

Accommodation:

shared dormitory

When does the project run?

Facilities:

accommodation included, cooking facilities, electricity, local shops, nearby medical facilities, shower (hot), shower (cold), toilet (western), wifi, laundry machine

How long can I stay?

Requirements:

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

The iguana station is located on Utila, Honduras. It's a beautiful little conservation project that works predominantly on the spiny iguana which is endemic to Utila. I spent a month at this project, and I visited schools, did beach clean ups and street clean ups, visited mangroves and collected data on iguana abundance, collected food for the iguanas by hand ( aka using a machete to get down a termite nest!). You really get your hands in for this project, and you pretty much do a full rotation of every kind of job.

 

You might be building, cooking, teaching, and of course collecting data for the conservation of the species. The island Utila is of course buzzing, and in your free time you can go to plenty of restaurants and bars, or maybe go diving! It's a really cool little conservation project, and the volunteer fee is incredibly low, although there is a registration fee if you're an international volunteer ($170).

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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