Amazon Rainforest Conservation Peru

Some of the most expansive rain forest jungles in the world exist in the Amazon Rainforest Peru. Home to an incredibly diverse array of flora and fauna, these forests are at severe risk to deforestation through the effects of commercial logging and cattle production operations. As international awareness has increased, reforestation efforts have only just begun to make an impact with work needed from volunteers to maintain this trend. Volunteering services in this region include planting trees & shrubs, removing invasive species, monitoring & educational services for communities to help protect the Amazon Jungle.

we need you in Peru

  • Peru’s Amazon Jungle is one of the last primary forests in the world, has a unique ecosystem and is one of the most biologically diverse areas on Earth.
  • The species that live in the rainforest are native to the area and would disappear if their natural habitat were ruined.
  • The Amazon Jungle is often referred to as the ‘lungs of the planet,’ but many people simply take it for granted and it is constantly under threat.
  • The necessity for agricultural expansion is the biggest driver of deforestation, which means there are important competing priorities.
  • The Amazon and its amazing natural equilibrium must be protected through research and conservation efforts.

can you help?

  • The fate of the Amazon and the countless animals and plant species, along with the people who live there, rely on reforestation efforts.
  • Reforestation is a key action to help mitigate the effects of climate change, as new trees help reduce the amount of CO2 in the air and also limit erosion.
  • IVI volunteers are involved in planting trees, removing non-native species, monitoring animals, as well as community outreach and education.
  • Amazon projects have a clear impact you can directly see, and if you return in just a few years you are able to witness just how much your work literally transforms the area.

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can you do?

  • In the Amazon jungle, your work may be focused on reforestation, organic gardening, wildlife and animal monitoring, trail maintenance, and educational workshops for local communities
  • Reforestation efforts include planting trees, shrubs, and orchids, as well as removing non-native and invasive species of bamboo. Wildlife inventories include observing and counting various species of birds, insects & amphibians 
  • IVI’s Amazon conservation projects are directed by environmentalists, biologists, and other local professionals. 
  • Why Involvement Volunteers International?

    • Non Profit Organisation & Charity with 30+ Years Experience
    • Incredible Local Team with Outstanding Reviews
    • Projects That Have a Real & Lasting Impact!
    • Low Program Fees - Starting US$350 in Peru
    • Excellent Safety Record, In-Country 24/7 Support & Emergency Assistance
    • 1 Application Fee - Multiple Countries
    IVI Volunteers helping to aving the amazon

      PROJECT NAME: AMAZON RAIN FOREST CONSERVATION

    LOCATION: AMAZON JUNGLE, PERU

      START DATES: WEEKLY (SAT/SUN ARRIVALS)

      ACCOMMODATION: JUNGLE LODGE

      MIN DURATION: TWO WEEKS

      MIN AGE: 16+

      SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: N/A

      PROJECT COSTS: US$650 + APPLICATION FEE

    Overview

    It is no secret that the greatest Rain Forest in the world which plays a vital role in the Earth’s eco system is under severe threat due to commercialism, deforestation and land acquisition from major corporations.  Given the incredibly rich soil and agriculture growing opportunity, private and government enterprises are enticed by the economic opportunity of this region.  With increased environmental protection, deforestation has slowed, however assistance from global volunteers is needed to ensure these efforts continue to be enforced and the damaging trends reversed.  

    The Peruvian Amazon is one of the most bio diverse regions on the planet.   The work you do here is vitally important on a local scale but also a macro global scale in an effort to help save the planet and combat climate change.   To help reduce the amount of Co2 in the atmosphere, planing trees and inhibiting further deforestation is vital.  

    In this incredible project, global volunteers assist in various reforestation, wildlife monitoring, organic gardening, educational workshops, trail maintenance and related activities.   The daily efforts are directed by local environmentalists, biologists and local professionals who have an in depth understanding of the local needs and opportunities.   These projects server remote communities who have a deep connection and reliance on the forest. 

    Location 

    In this project, you’ll be situated approx 6 to 10 hours by bus from Cuzco deep in the Amazon Jungle!

    Project Tasks

    • The project tasks will vary depending on local needs and various factors such as Spanish language skills, expertise and ability in this field of work.   You’ll be expected to follow the directed work and tasks handed down by the on-site project managers.  
    • Reforestation work is physically demanding.    Tasks include planting trees, shrubs and removing non-native species.   
    • Taking wildlife inventory of local flora and fauna

    Food & Accommodation

    Your accommodation will be in the conservation reserve which is communal, remote and rustic but actually quite comfortable.  Volunteers are housed in single gender dormitory style bungalows which are equipped with basic amenities such as running water, bed linen, and squat toilets.   The cold showers are invigorating and remind you that you are in the jungle baby!

    There will be limited to no WiFi access in this region but there is a phone in case of emergency.   The in-field coordinators will check-in with you regularly to ensure you are adapting well as this is a no frills type of experience and suitable for those who enjoy totally off the beaten path!

    Breakfast, lunch & dinner are included each day.   Peruvian food is very nice!   Rice, beans, and corn are popular ingredients, and fresh root vegetables like cassava, taro, and sweet potato are in most dishes.   You can also expect some fruits and vegetables, such as avocados (palta) accompanied by spicy aji salsa.

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    If you’re passionate about wildlife conservation, love the outdoors and don’t mind going totally off-grid for 2 weeks than this is a once in a life time opportunity that will stay with you for a lifetime!   This is a rustic experience with a mix of tasks but it’s also worth noting that reforestation work is quite physical so you’ll need to have a good level of fitness.

    • Accommodation
    • Breakfast & Dinner daily 
    • Arrival airport transfer (Sat/Sun arrivals)
    • Transportation to/from Cuzco to Jungle area
    • Filtered drinking water, coffee & tea
    • 1 day orientation
    • In country 24/7 support & emergency assistance
    • Fundraising support
    • University course credits (where applicable)
    • Certificate of Completion
    • Airfares
    • Travel Insurance
    • Tours, Souvenirs & spending money

    You’ll receive the standard orientation on day 1 in Cuzco, and then further orientation once at the jungle lodge site.  

    This orientation is designed as a 1 day overview to help ensure you are equipped with the necessary info to effectively work with the local people and community.   This may include but is not limited to;

    • Peru culture / history overview
    • Spanish language lesson
    • Customs / law’s / do’s & don’ts
    • Volunteer expectations
    • Home stay guidelines
    • Travel opportunities during free time
    • Overview of your placement
    • Notes from previous placements to help maximize impact

    Volunteers should aim to arrive into Cuzco on either Saturday or Sunday to ensure they can participate in the Orientation which starts every Monday.

    Complimentary Arrival Transfer

    You’ll arrive at Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport (CUZ).   When clearing immigration it’s best to simply state ‘tourism’.    When you arrive you will be greeted by a member of our local team and taken to the homestay or the volunteer center for orientation.

    In-Country Transportation

    Volunteers generally depart Cuzco on the Monday in the afternoon as it’s a 6 hour journey to get to the Jungle Site.   After the 2 week period, the return journey is usually on the Friday night or early Saturday.    This is all included in the volunteer program fees. 

    • Breakfast at the accommodation
    • 4-6 hours of work per day (Monday to Friday)
    • Work is generally in the morning of afternoon
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    • Free time to socialize / relax / explore

    Weekends are always free for volunteers to relax and do as you please exploring the incredible sights in/around Cuzco.  Most volunteers will organize to meet up at the volunteer center and head out from there.   It’s worth noting that in this region, most families are religious with Sunday the day of rest this also means many stores and restaurants are closed on Sundays.  

    • At least 16 years of age
    • Physically fit and able to do manual labor
    • Hard working with a positive mindset

    Bordered by the Pacific Ocean, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador and Colombia this South American country of 33 million is an incredible destination.Peru has a fascinating 5000 year old history and unique cultural heritage that exists to this day!  

    With world renowned historical sites like Machu Pichu, incredible natural wonders like the Amazon rain forest, the Andes mountain range and loads of adventures such as rafting, zip-lining, paragliding and mountain biking, Peru is seriously an amazing place to visit!Don’t forget the Peruvian coastline which accounts for 10% of the whole surface of the country…Although the Incas are the most famous, there are other pre-Columbian cultures and unexplored archaeological sites which can be located in the North of Peru.   

    A country of contrasts, crazy traffic, 6700 meter high cities, amazing beaches and sunsets, tropical rain forests and lamas!While the Amazon represents 60% of the Peruvian surface, it is the least densely populated region of the country. Therefore, it holds a lot of  uninhabited parts, untouched by humans and beautiful unseen areas.  With all the madness of the cities, the countryside is never far and in our opinion, here is the place where you can experience something very unique and special.   Here is where you will make a difference.

    Peru has over 10,000 years of history!   It’s no surprise that Peru has an incredible wealth of culture and tradition that is one of the most varied countries in the world. 

    As the 3rd largest country in South America Peru is divided into 25 regions and 11 eco-regions.  With an enormous range of landscapes, biodiversity and natural resources, you can boil this down to 3 main regions being 1) Coast, 2) Mountains 3) Jungle. 

    Spanish is the official language and spoken by 85% of the population with 47 other native languages present among the various regions.  Music and dance play a vital role in Peruvian society.   Hispanic influences combine with Spanish and ancient styles to create a flair that is unique to Peru.  

    Peruvian’s are proud people and very aware of the natural world and the value of the Andes, Amazon and historic civilizations in this region.  The country has overcome difficult political and economic issues.  

    The people are welcoming and attentive to visitors with food and music being the central point for celebrations and of course colorful dress which is unmistakable.    Peruvian’s love football (soccer) which is the national sport and you can often see families playing together.   Most of Peru is quite religious with Catholicism very prominent.  

    In Peru, personal hygiene and style are very important and people tend to dress neatly and professionally.  Be prepared to cover your shoulders and knees, and wear clothing that is not revealing or extravagant

    The climate varies depending on altitude and region, but for the most part the dry season is from May to November, and the ‘green’ season from December to April.

    As Cusco is 3000 meters above sea level, the average temperatures in Cusco rarely reach above 25 degrees celcius.   During the dry season expect sunny, warm days and cool nights.   It’s generally warmer during the ‘green’ season with intermittent rain and sun during the day and mild rainy nights.

    30 Years Non Profit Experience

    IVI is an Australian charity & non profit organisation founded in 1989 and is one of the pioneers of overseas volunteering successfully placing over 20,000 volunteers globally.

    Affordable Volunteer Travel

    We’re not motivated by shareholder profits.   Our fees are fully transparent to ensure maximum benefit where it is most needed. 

    Safe & Responsible Projects

    All projects include a dedicated 24/7 in-country management team, operational & risk assessment & overseas support contact.   All projects are personally inspected to ensure very high quality.
     

    Work Experience & University Credits

    We place thousands of Uni students and can assist you with course credits and in-field experience points.   Many of our project coordinators are qualified practitioners in their respective fields allowing unique in-field supervision and Uni accreditation options

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