To rescue, rehabilitate, and release Costa Rican wildlife

Project name:

Toucan Rescue Ranch

Project purpose:

The Toucan Rescue Ranch’s (TRR) mission is to rescue, rehabilitate, and release Costa Rican wildlife. TRR works with a model that focuses on conservation, education, and research to ensure a brighter tomorrow for native wildlife.

TRR focuses on the care, rehabilitation, and release of national wildlife. We receive and care for confiscated, sick, and injured animals from government agencies. The Toucan Rescue Ranch works closely with the Ministry of Environment and Energy of Costa Rica (MINAE) who rescues wildlife and brings them to our facility. TRR provides sanctuary while giving premier medical treatment, rehabilitation, and eventual release into its natural environment.

Project activities:

  • animal interaction
  • animal rehabilitation
  • community awareness
  • data collection/analysis
  • habitat restoration/management
  • teaching

Terrestrial

Costa Rica

Central America

Forest
1 Ratings

1

Weekly cost (approx USD):

$

50

Direct benefits you gain:

  • cultural integration
  • data/statistical skills
  • field research skills
  • gain a qualification or credit
  • remote scenic location
  • report writing
  • undertake your own research

Noteworthy conservation points:

  • contributes to environmental policy
  • development goals (supporting local community)
  • ethical rehabilitation centre/practices
  • publishes peer-reviewed science
  • publishes work

Wild Sun Rescue Center

Accommodation:

Interns are provided room and board, volunteers are provided homestays at their own expense with local families.

When does the project run?

All year

Facilities:

accommodation included (if an intern), food included (if an intern), cooking facilities, electricity, local shops, nearby medical facilities, refillable drinking water, hot shower, western toilet, wifi

How long can I stay?

4-weeks for volunteer / 6 months for internships

Requirements:

  • Be able to commit at least 4-weeks to volunteering. A longer duration is preferred.
  • Must be 18-years or older
  • Have a current tetanus vaccination
  • International emergency medical insurance while volunteering
  • Willingness to get dirty, sweaty, tired, and work for wildlife

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

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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