The Height of Paradise

Amazon cloud forest conservation expedition in Peru

Help protect the Amazon cloud forest in Peru.

Durations:  1 - 12 weeks

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Join us in the Amazon cloud forest to conserve and research its unique biodiversity. Help to protect one of the rarest habitats on earth, whilst working with real conservationists to carry out important citizen science projects such as reforestation, wildlife conservation and research, and habitat preservation.

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Program overview

Travel to the forest of Oxapampa, just 1km away from Yanachaga-Chemillen National Park, a remote and rarely visited protected area of the Amazon, known for its abundance of rare cloud forest habitat and wealth of biodiversity. You’ll be living in the heart of the cloud forest in a remote solar, wind and hydroelectric-powered research base, whilst contributing directly to conservation and sustainable development efforts.

You’ll be assisting a local conservation organisation with protecting the forest by carrying out research and projects that’ll influence the increase of conservation efforts in Oxapampa. Some of your work will revolve around collecting data on specific species by identifying elusive species through animal tracking and camera trapping. Other tasks will revolve around determining the health of the surrounding cloud forest, and supporting the preservation and reforestation of degraded areas. In addition, you could also spend time developing education efforts to improve the community’s knowledge of the area’s overall biodiversity. You may also be involved in surveying sites for specific plants including orchids and fungi, learning to identify and record them.

Highlights

  • Contribute to Amazon cloud forest conservation efforts.
  • Live in a remote research base, powered by renewable energy, surrounded by rare cloud forest habitat.
  • Research some of the local flora and fauna species.
  • See what life as a conservationist is actually like.
  • Gain real conservation skills from experts in the field.

Program details

Program type
Volunteering
Location
GVI Latin America, Peru, Oxapampa