Tropical forest management

Project name:

Manu National Park

Project purpose:

Tropical forest management

Project activities:

  • data collection/analysis

  • teaching

Weekly cost (approx USD):



Direct benefits you gain:

  • cultural integration

  • field research skills

  • remote scenic location

Noteworthy conservation points:

  • development goals (supporting local community)​


shared double rooms in lodge

When does the project run?


accommodation included, food included, shared bathrooms, trials to walk, swim in the river

How long can I stay?


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

Activities of volunteers

The type of work that volunteer choose to undertake will depend upon your expectations and skills.

  • Maintenance/cleaning, transplantation, seedbed preparation

  • Watching wildlife in their natural habitat

  • To record, create herbal and develop statistical data of the existing flora and its medicinal benefits.

  • Monitoring and reintroduction of wildlife, participation of 6 months minimum.

  • Support the rescue center wildlife

  • Extracurricular environmental workshop “The Messenger”

  • Workshop curriculum strengthening

  • Organic agriculture

  • Reforestation

  • Cleaning and maintenance of the paths / trails

  • Construction camp Paititi

  • Repair and maintenance of structures

  • Improvement and innovation with new tools, promotion and marketing of the website (

  • personal research projects, thesis students are received depending on the subject of application.

Reviews & ratings



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



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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