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ANIMAL RESCUE CENTRE - WILDLIFE INTERNSHIP

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ORGANIZATION: Rescate Wildlife Rescue Center

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 2 people are interested
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Our resident Jaguar

Wildlife Internship
Interning and volunteering with Rescate Wildlife Rescue Center is a life-changing opportunity to work
with wild animals in Costa Rica and assist us with our mission to protect and restore Costa Rica’s biodiversity
through;
- wildlife rehabilitation and release
- biodiversity protection
- endangered species breeding and reintroduction
- lifetime care of the highest quality for animals that truly cannot be released.

Volunteers and interns will have the opportunity to work at the countries largest organisation of it's kind and one of only two centres accredited with GFAS. Gain a tremendous amount of experience, meet great people and have a fantastic during your stay at Rescate.

Activities include but are not limited to:

Enclosure Enhancement and Maintenance
Diet preparation and feeding
Designing and Implementing Animal Enrichment
Clicker training
Data collection for Behavioral Monitoring Projects
Behavioral data analysis
Educational lecture series
Wild leaves and seeds collection for animal diets

More opportunities with Rescate Wildlife Rescue Center

No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.

About Rescate Wildlife Rescue Center

Location:

2.3 km al este del cruce de Manolo's, ruta 3, haci, City of Alajuela, Provincia de Alajuela, Costa Rica 000000, CR

Mission Statement

To protect and restore Costa Rica’s biodiversity through wildlife rehabilitation endangered species breeding, habitat preservation, and the provision of lifetime care for non-releasable animals and to educate the public at large on the importance of global biodiversity and habitat preservation.

Description

Rescate Wildlife Rescue Center is a registered non-profit wildlife rehabilitation facility founded in 1989 and located on 34 acres of natural forest in the province of Alajuela, Costa Rica. Rescate Wildlife Rescue Center's mission is to protect and restore Costa Rica’s biodiversity through wildlife rehabilitation, endangered species breeding, habitat preservation, and the provision of lifetime care for non-releasable animals.

There are three main centers at Rescate Wildlife Rescue Center's facility in Alajuela, a state-of-the-art Wildlife Rescue Center and veterinary clinic, an Endangered Species Breeding Center and a Lifetime Care Animal Sanctuary consisting of 35 acres of lush tropical forest with more than 125 species of animals. Over 3,000 wild animals are admitted to Rescate Wildlife Rescue Center on an annual basis, including sloths, jaguars, tapirs, pumas, coyotes, and monkeys, as well as a wide variety of birds, small mammals, and reptiles. Roughly 800 of the birds, mammals, and reptiles that have been rescued cannot be released due to health or behavioral reasons. Non-releasable endangered species are maintained in the Endangered Species Breeding Center, where they have an opportunity to contribute to the survival of their species through successful breeding and release of offspring. Non-releasable wildlife of more common species are provided with lifetime sanctuary in the Lifetime Care Animal Sanctuary.

CAUSE AREAS

Animals
Environment
International
Animals, Environment, International

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Rescate Wildlife Rescue Centre2.3 km east of the Manolo's crossing, route 3La Garita, Provincia de Alajuela, Costa Rica 000000Costa Rica

(9.98225,-84.32791)
 

SKILLS

  • Environmental Education
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Habitat Restoration
  • Gardening

GOOD FOR

  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • The minimum stay is one week, there is no maximum
  • The only requirement is a strong interest in biodiversity conservation, animals and animal welfare

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