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Peru: Nature Conservation In the Rainforest - Amazon Jungle Camp

Pays d’action: Pérou, Amérique latine et Caraïbes
Type d’activité: Agriculture, Ecovolontariat
If you are interested in the Amazon Rainforest’s animals, environment, and nature, and are looking for a simple life close to the elements, the Amazon Jungle Camp is the right place for you! Get back to your roots: experience the colorful variety of flying rarities in the dense, green rainforest and become part of the volunteer Jungle Camp!

Description du projet et du rôle des volontaires

The Amazon Jungle Camp offers the opportunity to experience and protect an almost untouched part of nature far away from society, and to find and develop yourself in it. To live for a bit without electricity or running water and to return to the basics will surely be an unforgettable, life-shaping experience!

Butterflies, reptiles & other species...

This project is specifically concerned with the conservation of butterflies and insects, reptiles and amphibians, as well as plants native to the Amazon region between the Peruvian Andes and the lower reaches of the "Madre de Dios" (Spanish for Mother of the Gods). The owner of the property is an experienced researcher and biologist over 70 years old, after whom more than 20 butterfly species in Asia have been named. His goal is to stop the extinction of these special butterflies, which appear in the most diverse shapes, colors, and sizes.

...are threatened by extinction!

Collectors from North America and Europe pay horrendous sums of money to display rare butterflies (there are about 1200 species in this region!) in their showcases at home. However, as they do not go hunting themselves, they hire middlemen who specifically commission local poachers to catch special butterfly species in large numbers from the rainforest and smuggle them abroad.

Plants, too!

This practice does not only exterminate thousands of butterflies, but also their host plants and thus the neighboring plants, trees, and insects that are part of the natural vegetation and food chain. This is an unstoppable process that will ultimately affect the entire flora and fauna of this region if no action is taken.

Illegal Deforestation

Another problem is the illegal clearing of tree species (such as the Aguano tree), which are exported from the rainforest as construction timber, without reforesting the cleared areas.

  • Live and work in the middle of untouched nature in a camp near Manu National Park in Peru
  • Animal observations and inventories, gardening and maintenance work await you
  • Working for animal and nature conservation in the Peruvian jungle

L’organisation de volontariat se présente

L'organisation chargée de la mise en œuvre soutient des ONG, des organisations à but non lucratif et des initiatives privées d'aide au développement au Pérou, en Équateur et en Colombie. Dans ce réseau, l'organisation promeut l'échange de volontaires, de connaissances, de technologies et de fournitures nécessaires au-delà des frontières nationales. Des compétences pour un séjour sûr à l'étranger !
En savoir plus sur nos critères de sélection pour choisir nos organisations partenaires.

Fiche technique de la mission

Pays d’action :
Pérou, Amérique latine et Caraïbes
Type d'activité :
Durée de la mission :
Minimum: 4 semaines / 1 Mois
Maximum: 1 an
Frais de participation à la mission :
(contacter l’organisation pour une liste de prix complète)
4 semaines/1 mois : 1049 €
Pourquoi payer pour faire du volontariat ?

* Toutes les indications de prix sont fournies par l’organisation de volontariat sans garantie. Si l’organisation ne facture pas en Euros, les prix réels peuvent varier en fonction du cours de change.
Disponibilité de la mission :
Every 1st & 3rd Sunday/month. Individual dates by arrangement & weekly extensions possible from 1st month. Special discounts from long project affiliation. Duration: all year round.
Age minimum :
18 ans
Age maximum :
pas d'âge maximum
Placement individuelle ou en groupe ?
Individuelle / Groupe
Maîtrise de langues :
Since your project is located in the rainforest where few people speak English, you should be able to communicate well in Spanish. A 20-hour language course is therefore included.
Qualifications particulières :
As a volunteer, you do not need to have any special professional qualifications, as there are enough activities for which no previous experience is necessary. However, you should have an interest in animals and plants and the will to help where necessary. Experience in forestry or landscaping and gardening as well as manual skills are welcome.
Hébergement & repas :
Accommodation during the language course in Cusco in a hostel (breakfast), volunteer apartment (full board), or with a host family (2 meals per day). In the jungle itself you will be accommodated at the project site (full board).

Obtenir plus d’informations gratuitement

  • Recevez immédiatement un e-mail avec le site web et le n° de téléphone de l’organisation de volontariat
  • Recevez gratuitement notre guide avec une check-list à imprimer
  • Un guide de conversation en cadeau, si vous vous inscrivez plus tard
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