Amazon Rainforest Conservation in Peru

Company : Projects Abroad
Location : Taricaya Ecological Reserve
Duration: 1 week to 1 Year+
Approx Costs: 1500 to 3000+ £ Pound (UK)

This project is based deep in the heart of the Amazon Rainforest, offering volunteers the chance to get hands-on, practical work experience in the most diverse ecosystem on the planet.

Volunteers on this project will live on the 476-acre Taricaya Ecological Reserve, which is owned and run by Projects Abroad.

The primary aim of the project is to help the local ecosystem recover from previous disturbances, as well as to help local people avoid potential damage to the environment. Taricaya is increasingly recognised internationally as a research centre. It has contributed a number of important research papers at international conferences, especially in the field of ornithology (the study of birds). It has also been officially appointed the first Animal Release Centre in this part of South America.

The role of volunteers is varied, and includes:

  • Taking part in biodiversity studies and wildlife observations (birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians and butterflies)
  • Working on the animal release programme
  • Helping to grow crops, such as coffee, cacao and chillies, on a pilot farm
  • Assisting staff with butterfly and turtle breeding programmes
  • Working on trail maintenance

We also have a Rainforest Conservation Project in Madagascar!


How to apply?

  • Feel free to give us a call or email - we have a friendly team ready to answer your questions!
  • When you're ready to apply please complete an application on the Projects Abroad website.
  • A deposit of £195 is required with your application. We will immediately acknowledge receipt of your application and deposit payment.

Start Dates


Costs / Benefits

Prices start from £1,495 for one week.

Projects Abroad cover:
- All your food and accommodation
- Transfers to and from the airport
- Transport to and from your placement (where required)
- Travel and medical insurance
- Support and 24 hour back-up from both our local and UK staff


No previous experience is necessary - you will be given any required training on arrival.

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