To rescue, rehabilitate, and release Costa Rican wildlife
Toucan Rescue Ranch
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.
- animal interaction
- animal rehabilitation
- community awareness
- data collection/analysis
- habitat restoration/management
Weekly cost (approx USD):
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
Interns are provided room and board, volunteers are provided homestays at their own expense with local families.
When does the project run?
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
- 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:
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