The Amazon Wildlife Rangers Programme in Peru aims to protect the rainforest from any further destruction due to activities like illegal logging and mining. You have the opportunity to work as a forest ranger, gaining experience in patrolling vulnerable areas and monitoring wildlife.
You will be able to join the rangers to protect and monitor over 20,000 ha of land in the deep jungle and experience their daily journey to protect the area. The ranger station also welcomes conservationists from all over the world including researchers, students and visual artists.
The forests in Las Piedras have increasingly been threatened by illegal activities such as poaching, logging, mining and agriculture. This project has been set up to protect Las Piedras from these threats. Presently project rangers patrol and protect over 20,000 ha of land and all the life found there.
About Las Piedras, Peru
This rainforest conservation project is situated in Las Piedras, located in the Madre de Dios region. This is also known as the Peruvian capital of biodiversity. The team works along the Las Piedras River, an area that still holds many species of flora and fauna already extinct in other regions.
The project’s remote field station is located along the Las Piedras River and is accessible only by boat. In this remote location, you will experience one of the most biodiverse areas in the Amazon, home to thousands upon thousands of species including jaguars, spider monkeys and giant otters.
When not engaged in forest conservation work, volunteers are free to relax in camp or explore the area. You can enjoy swimming in the beautiful streams around the station or at the waterfalls, practice your Spanish with the staff members, or visit the macaw clay lick.