Operation Wallacea - Peru

Location: Peru: Iquitos

Term: Summer

Program Duration: Summer

Dates: 2020,2021


1431 N Augusta St Staunton Staunton, VA 24401 United States

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Phone: 9739200487


Operation Wallacea is a research and environmental organisation working alongside university and college academics to build long-term datasets to put towards various conservation management goals. We recruit volunteers who can help out with data collection, training them in the skills and background needed to help effectively. There's also the option to complete dissertations or senior theses at our sites.

The Peru project is based in the Pacaya Samiria National reserve, deep in the forests of the Amazon basin - so deep that this project involves living and working off a river boat! The first few days of the project are spent doing a wildlife ecology and conservation course en route to the site, travelling along the river on a restored and converted boat from the rubber boom era. Once at the site location, the boat moors up and surveys are conducted from it, and involve surveying everything from pink river dolphins to macaws and caiman alligators.


1. The largest protected, seasonally flooded forest in South America.

2. The only Opwall site to find pink and grey river dolphins.

3. Travelling and staying on historically restored Amazon rubber boom ships.

4. Opportunity to see large Amazonian mammals such as Jaguars, Tapirs, Giant River Otters, an array of primates, and much more.

Degree Level


  • Ecology
  • Zoology & Wildlife Sciences
  • Biology
  • Environmental Studies
Cost in US$:

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Volunteer Types
  • Wildlife
  • Veterinary Science
  • Reforestation
  • Environment
  • Conservation
  • Biological Research
  • Animal Welfare
Typical Volunteer
University undergraduates
This Program is open to

Worldwide Participant.

Typical Living Arrangements
  • Other
  • Group living

Participants Travel to Peru

Independently or in Groups

Application Process Involves
  • Online Application
  • Other
Year Founded