Save the Wild Chinchillas

We aim to restore essential habitat for endangered Chilean chinchillas while deterring further habitat degradation.

Illapel, Chile, South America
Our main objectives are to educate and involve people worldwide in conservation, promote habitat regeneration, and create knowledge base.

Volunteering Activities

Animal Care
Conservation Work

What We Need

***Currently we are only looking for Online Volunteers***
Fixing fences, planting seedlings in restoration plots, nursery work, gathering seeds.

When & Who

Volunteers can come for as little or as much as they would like.

What we Provide


There is housing at a rural site with a few barns, one for cooking.

Our Fees

Volunteers do not pay any fees.


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Contact Person

Illapel, Chile.

Other Ways to Help

accountant and tax volunteers

Additional Info about Us

Up to 5 people

Volunteers need to bring a tent along with them.

Since 1996, we have created and distributed educational materials ranging from children’s stories to scientific publications with the help of artists, students, teachers, scientists, and zoos internationally.

We appreciate and continue to utilize popular press to promote awareness of chinchilla habitat preservation in specific, and conservation in general. We work directly with the local community, focusing on creating and enhancing habitat for chinchillas on communal lands. Seeds are collected from mountains, germinated in our modest nursery, and seedlings transplanting into restoration areas. Until now, we have raised and transplanted 6500 plants.

Although we work outside the National Chinchilla Reserve, we support it by compiling reports, conducting scientific training for the guards and sharing field supplies. Our partnership with the local community has strengthened our knowledge and has led to their growing support for local and global conservation.

We are proud to say that people from Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North and South America have aided in our achievements.

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