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monkeys. tortoises. parrots. raptors. snakes. kinkajou. cats. sloths 

Volunteer and Internship Opportunities
* All training provided *
Helping the wildlife victims of human activities get back on their feet and back into the forest 

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Rescued Yellow-footed tortoises (Chelonoidis denticulatus) demolishing their lunch of lettuce and tomatoes at the animal rescue centre in Puerto Maldonado, Peru. Video: Chris Kirkby

Volunteer and Intern Participation Fees

4 days      -  US$ 340

1 week     -  US$ 595

10 days    -  US$ 700

2 weeks   -  US$ 980

3 weeks   -  US$ 1365


All meals (veg options available) and lodging (shared rooms), scheduled transfers, field training and supervision, research permits, research activities.

Not included

Flights, non-scheduled transfers, clothes washing, rubber boots, rain poncho, personal medical issues.


Any time of year. We recommend successful applicants arrive in the city of Puerto Maldonado (PEM) on either a Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday if at all possible. The city is served by daily flights from Lima (LIM) and Cusco (CUZ) via the airline Latam. 

Non-profit Fee Breakdown

Transfers 4% 

Accommodation 18%

Meals 14%

Equipment  4%

Repairs 4% 

Communication 18%

Staff 14%

Profit  0%

Recommended Reading

Field Guides

Book - Neotropical Rainforest

Neotropical Rainforest Mammals

A Field Guide (2nd edition)

L. Emmons & F. Feer

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Birds of Peru

By: T.S. Schulenberg

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Raptors of the World

By: James Ferguson-Lees

Published Articles

Genes et al. (2018) Effects of howler monkey reintroduction on ecological interactions and processes. Conservation Biology 33(1)

Serpentario Howler monkey
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Serpentario Tropifauna (29)
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Serpentario Tropifauna (18)
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Serpentario Tropifauna (19)
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Serpentario Tropifauna (14)
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Herps - Golden tegu (Chris Kirkby) Small
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Herps - Anaconda (Ian Markham)
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Red howler at Amazon Shelter
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