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Ecosystem Services Reserch TEAM

marginal values. provisioning. regulating. carbon storage. benefits. costs.

Volunteer and Internship Opportunities
* All training provided *
Gathering the knowledge required by policy-makers to incorporate ecosystem values into land-use decision making in the Peruvian Amazon

Details coming soon...

Volunteer and Intern Participation Fees

1 week     -  US$ 700

2 weeks   -  US$ 1200​

3 weeks   -  US$ 1650

1 month   -  US$ 2200

2 months -  US$ 3900

3 months -  US$ 5000

4 months​ -  US$ 6000


Full board (veg options available) and lodging (shared rooms), scheduled transfers, 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 airlines Latam and Avianca. 

Non-profit Fee Breakdown

Banking 5% 

Accommodation 21%

Meals 29%

Equipment  8%

Transport 15% 

Communication 3%

Staff 19%

Profit  0%

Recommended Reading

Books and Field Guides

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Natural capital

By: P. Kareiva et al.

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Ecosystem services

By: J. Bouma, P.V. Beukering

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Why birds matter

By: C.H. Sekercioglu et al.

Published Articles

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