We are a non profit organization promoting the sustainable use of natural resources and the conservation of biodiversity for the benefit of all who live in and depend upon the Amazon rainforest.
We are a U.S.-based 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that is active in the southeastern Peruvian Amazon. Our directors and local partners are experienced biologists and conservation professionals. Our work aims to promote the conservation of natural resources in the Amazon through sustainable agriculture, biological research and monitoring, and community engagement and education.
Our projects in Peru are as diverse as the rainforest that surrounds us, and fall into one of our two focal areas: biological research and monitoring and sustainable tropical agriculture. Volunteers may participate in one or more of the following projects during their stay in the Peruvian Amazon:
Biological research and monitoring:
Demography, spatial & feeding ecology of primates (brown titi monkeys & saddleback tamarins) – goal to understand biology to improve their management.
Biological inventories – insects, birds, mammals, trees/plants.
Plant phenology (fruiting and flowering of select trees and plants) – to monitor changes over time in a changing climate.
Sustainable tropical agriculture:
Organic gardening and farming.
Trail maintenance and labeling food, fiber, and medicinal plants.
Shade house and tree nursery management.
Native food forest – a future forest of native species with food, building, and/or medicinal uses.
Green infrastructure development – solar food dehydrator, bicycle-powered water pump, etc.
Fees include all food and accommodation, airport pick up, welcome kit, training & supervision.
1 week: $375 total
2-4 weeks: $350 per week
5 weeks or more: $325 per week