Amazon Shelter

Description

Amazon Shelter is a rescue, rehabilitation and release centre based in Tambopata, a 24 minute drive from Puerto Maldonado, Peru. It was started 14 years ago by Magali Salinas and is a registered NGO. It is one of the only wildlife centres in the region dedicated to releasing their animals back in to the wild. The centre has over 60 wild animals currently, from Howler, Wooly and Capuchin monkeys, to Tapir, Wild Deer and Tortoises, as well as a number of Macaws and Parrots. Most of these animals have suffered from the effects of illegal logging, hunting and habitat loss, as well as the pet trade.

In short, Amazon Shelter receives rescued animals and get them ready for a life back in the wild. In September 2019 they successfully released 12 Howler monkeys and plan to release 3 Peccary (wild boar), a group of Capuchins and another group of Howler monkeys in 2020, in addition to any birds and small mammals that become ready to leave.

Amazon Shelter is looking for veterinary and non-veterinary volunteers to join them throughout the year.

Duration

Minimum 2 week placements – Longer placement requests welcome

Availability

Spaces available

Cost

£35 a day (2 weeks £490)

  • + Return International flights
  • + Vaccinations if needed
  • + Visas if required
  • + Return Transfers from airport to Amazon Shelter
  • + £50 WVS Admin Fee

Duration

Minimum 2 week placements – Longer placement requests welcome

Availability

Spaces available

Cost

£35 a day (2 weeks £490)

  • + Return International flights
  • + Vaccinations if needed
  • + Visas if required
  • + Return Transfers from airport to Amazon Shelter
  • + £50 WVS Admin Fee

Duration

Minimum 2 week placements – Longer placement requests welcome

Availability

Spaces available

Cost

£40 a day (2 weeks £560)

  • + Return International flights
  • + Vaccinations if needed
  • + Visas if required
  • + Return Transfers from airport to Amazon Shelter
  • + £50 WVS Admin Fee

Country

Peru

Supported Charities

Amazon Shelter

Animals

birds
primates
reptile
wildlife

Dates

Dates available from August 2020 onwards.

Working days: 6 days a week

  • Breakfast 7.30am
  • Animal diets 8-9.30am
  • Projects, animal care, maintenance 10-12.30
  • Lunch 12.30
  • Animal diets 2pm
  • Projects 3-4 4pm
  • Clean up and prepare for eve. 5pm finish
  • 7pm dinner

Onsite twin accommodation rooms are provided with a bathroom.

Animal experience preferable for non-veterinary volunteers though not necessary.

Volunteers must be 18 years old or over.