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Amazon Forest Rangers Volunteer Programme, Peru

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This project is dedicated to protecting the Las Piedras area in the Madre de Dios region of Peru through the Ranger Programme. The project conserves threatened habitat in the vitally important Madre de Dios region of the Peruvian Amazon. The Las Piedras watershed is part of the Andes/Amazon hotspot-one of the most biodiverse and pristine areas on earth. It is home to thousands upon thousands of species including jaguars, spider monkeys, and giant otters.

This forest is home to tens of millions of trees, numerous indigenous communities, and untold numbers of animal heartbeats. In recent decades the forests in the Las Piedras have increasingly been threatened by illegal activities such as poaching, logging, mining and agricultural expansion.

The teamwork along the Las Piedras River, an area that still holds much flora and fauna already extinct in other regions. The Las Piedras watershed faces many threats, amongst them illegal logging, gold mining, agriculture and hunting. With a growing team of local forest rangers, they are creating a wildlife corridor, protecting many species from the fate of otherwise disappearing from this highly biodiverse area.

The Rangers patrol and safeguard almost 30,000 acres of this incredible landscape. The goal is to create an uninterrupted, protected conservation area stretching along the Las Piedras River.

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About WorkingAbroad Projects

Location:

The Coombe, Spring Barn Farm, Lewes, East Sussex BN7 3ND, GB

Mission Statement

Offering the ability to take action for nature and society

Description

WorkingAbroad Projects is a not-for-profit company, established in March 2002, in order to provide small scale organisations with need-based support from volunteers. The main areas of focus are wildlife and habitat conservation, environmental education and management, permaculture and organic agriculture and cultural development. We run projects in various countries around the world.

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WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Las PiedrasLas Piedras, Peru

(-12.48746,-69.21349)
 

SKILLS

  • Habitat Restoration
  • Environmental Education

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • 1 to 4 weeks
  • To enjoy the experience, ranger volunteers need to be physically fit to accompany the team and to ensure the ranger’s daily tasks can be completed. Some level of Spanish is also useful

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