Amazon Rainforest Wildlife Rescue in Ecuador

Location: Ecuador

Program Duration: 9-12 Weeks, 5-8 Weeks, 2-4 Weeks

Dates: Year Round

http://www.kayavolunteer.com

The Arches N Campus Incubator Sackville St Manchester, M60 1QD England

Call Us

Phone: 0161 870 6212

Description

This project works in partnership with a local indigenous family that lives in the Amazon rainforest, this centre works with the Ministry of the Environment and the Environmental Police to rescue and rehabilitate wild animals that went through abuse and trafficking.

This wildlife placement is ideal for people interested in biology, animal rights, conservation, and environmental policy. While Spanish skills aren’t required, these will help you to integrate more with the local staff and community.

The project is based in a remote but beautiful property teeming with talkative residents: parrots, monkeys, turtles, wild cats, and other mammals who call the verdant, lush green surroundings of this idyllic tropical location home.

Highlights

*Mount Chimborazo:
Mount Chimborazo is an inactive volcano and is the highest peak in Ecuador at 20,565 ft. It is also the farthest point on the planet from the Earth's core. It is a day's climb to the summit from base camp and the awesome towering ice-capped peak is a major incentive to reach the summit.

*Paragliding in the Andes:
View the spectacular views of the Ecuadorian Andes through the thrilling experience of paragliding. Carry out a tandem flight and no experience is required. The best places to paraglide are Crucita beach, Pichincha Mountains and the cliffs above Canoa.

*Andean Biking:
Ecuador is a premier mountain biking destination with its diversity of biking terrain and scenery. From Quito there are a number of rides ranging from snow-capped Andean volcanoes, cloud forests and jungle upon hundreds of miles of traffic-free trails.

Qualifications

Experience and passion for working in the community and interacting with the people are needed. Participants must also possess enthusiasm and a willingness to learn about the environment and the place's culture.

Languages Used as a Medium of Teaching
  • Spanish

Cost in US$:

Contact Provider for Cost Details

Cost Includes:

Cost Include Description:

Accommodation: shared room in a cabin during your placement
Food: 2 meals per day Monday evening to Saturday morning,
Airport pick up and drop off in Quito
Training: pre-departure pack, on-site orientation (on Saturday) and project induction
Local SIM card and phone
Transport between Quito and project site
Excursion planning: staff will help plan activities and excursions (some activities may c

Credit Available

no

Experience Required

yes

Volunteer Types
  • Animal Welfare
  • Wildlife
  • Environment
  • Conservation
Typical Volunteer
A Kaya volunteer shows enthusiasm, spirit and life to stimulate and bring something new to the residents; love, patience and a listening ear for the people; and a good motivator with a positive and optimistic attitude.
This Program is open to

Worldwide Participant. This Program is also open to Families, Couples and Individuals.

Typical Living Arrangements
  • Other
  • Group living
  • Guest House

Participants Travel to Ecuador

Independently

Application Process Involves
  • Online Application
Post Services Include
  • Alumni Network
Year Founded

2008

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