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Bird, insects, flora and large mammal conservation

Project name:

Un poco del Choco

Project purpose:

Bird, insects, flora and large mammal conservation

Project activities:

  • animal interaction

  • community awareness

  • data collection/analysis

  • habitat restoration

  • teaching



South America

average rating is 5 out of 5, based on 1 votes, Ratings


Weekly cost (approx USD):



Direct benefits you gain:

  • data/statistical skills

  • field research skills

  • gain qualification and/or credits

  • remote scenic location

Noteworthy conservation points:

  • publishes work

Wild Sun Rescue Center


shared dormitory

When does the project run?


cooking facilities, hot shower, western toilet, electricity, wifi, food included, accommodation included

How long can I stay?


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

VOLUNTEERS DO NOT HELP WITH BIOLOGICAL RESEARCH. You have to take part in the internships available:

Internship - Tropical Field Studies & Conservation

- Lepidopteran project (studying the diversity of butterflies with bait traps and nets)

- Monitoring with camera traps (studying the diversity of mammals and ground birds)

- Long-term bird monitoring (constant effort mist netting and bird banding, bird census)

- Research on flower ecology and hummingbird-plant pollination networks

- Reforestation project (monitoring of seed germination and sapling growth)

- Planning of environmental education workshops for local kids

- Assistance in research projects of other students or researchers
- Data management (data entry and analysis)

First 4 weeks                 $249,75(per week)

Week 5 to 12                 $217,25(per week)

Week 13 to 24               $203,50(per week)

Internship - Project in Tropical Ecology, Animal or Plant Biology

During this internship, you will mainly work on your own internship project, as well as participate in on-going research projects. Students will be supervised by Nicole. She assists interns to plan, carry out and analyze their own investigation. At the end of the internship project students have to write a report about their work and the results (in publication style).

First 8 weeks                 $224 (per week)

Following weeks            $199 (per week)


There are also two courses that are run at the project that you can pay to do

Bird Banding & Monitoring Course      $698

Tropical Ecology Course                     $649 

Reviews & ratings



19 Dec 2021

An amazing project with amazing staff

average rating is 5 out of 5

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.


Daktari Bush School & Wildlife Orphanage



19 Dec 2021

great experience

average rating is 4 out of 5

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


Daktari Bush School & Wildlife Orphanage

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