Habitat: Amazon rainforest
Research Fields: Tropical Biodiversity and Wildlife Rehabilitation
As a wildlife Conservation intern in Peru, you’ll be based deep in the Amazon Rainforest at the Taricaya Ecological Reserve. Renowned for its serious hands-on conservation projects, the research conducted here has been published in scientific journals, featured in documentaries and presented at international conferences. If you’re looking to start a career in wildlife conservation, there is no better place to pursue a nature conservation internship.
The Amazon Rainforest is the most diverse ecosystem on the planet and is home to more species of birds, mammals, insects and plants than anywhere else in the world. Every year, new species are discovered, making Peru one of the most exciting destinations to carry out research.
Whether you’re a budding ornithologist, entomologist or just someone with a love for rainforests, our Conservation Project in Peru offers a multitude of research options. If you are specifically interested in work experience with animals, our animal rescue centre has a captive breeding programme that aims to repopulate the area with animals that have become locally extinct. As a volunteer, you’ll be involved in the study of captive animals and help record data essential for their eventual release.
Alternatively, you’ll carry out biodiversity research involving the study of birds, mammals, amphibians, bats and insects in the reserve. Through a combination of collection techniques, you’ll record information on the diversity and abundance of these animals. You’ll also have the opportunity to monitor the reserve and learn how to map trails and identify micro-habitats in the area. Learning how to map areas using GPS is a skill that will prove useful if you are planning to follow a career in wildlife conservation.
Rainforests are being cut down at alarming rates all over the world primarily due to logging and agricultural practices. Joining this Conservation internship programme will allow you to make a small contribution to a very important cause and learn about the breath-taking biodiversity the Amazon basin has to offer.
Learn more about our Amazon Rainforest Conservation Project in Peru.