Type: Environment & Wildlife Conservation,
Organisation: Travellers Worldwide
Secure your place on this project for just £99 Deposit - Limited Time Offer! This 6-month internship programme is designed to help recent graduates, gap year students, and career breakers develop specific career skills in conservation research, community development, and non-profit project management, in the heart of the Amazon! This is a skills-based placement that comprises both core and vocation-specific activities, with the ultimate goal of ensuring a sustainable ecosystem to preserve the long-term potential of species diversity and indigenous life in the Amazon rainforest.
You'll begin your project in the Inca capital city ofCusco where you'll receive an induction before starting on the fascinating journey through the High Andes to the Acjance Park Guard Station where you’ll learn about the Cloud Forest. Then you descend into the Amazon via motorised canoe down the Madre de Dios River. The journey is spectacular, an exciting adventure in itself!
Example of work:
Study endangered species such as the Blue Headed Macaw and the Jaguar
Explore how humans impact on biodiversity and crucial conservation issues
Track mammals via camera traps and forest transects
Hike daily to find and identify species nesting and feeding sites
Monitor and register trail biodiversity (jaguars, tapirs, deer, birds and monkeys)
Sustainable Community Initiatives
Projects focus on social, economic, and environmental issues and how local communities can develop and implement sustainable initiatives.
Support essential projects designed to increase the income and nutritional levels of local people through sustainable land management
Build infrastructure for local family bio-gardens with community members
Plant seedlings and check on growth rates, soil acidity and help make compost
Collect data on mortality and disease rates, species and distribution information from reforested plots
Create and map reforested plots, planting seedlings and crops
Help calculate and determine Carbon values and sequestration rates per plot.
During the first 10 week phase of your internship you will embark on two expeditions where you will experience 4 days of trekking through the forest.
Suite 2A, Caravelle House
17/19 Goring Road
Telephone 1: 441903502595
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