WHAT DOES THE PROJECT DO?
The aim of the Peru Amazon Conservation Tour is to promote conservation and sustainable practices with the help of international volunteers. It provides you with the opportunity to travel to one of the most biodiverse and breath-taking parts of the world to immerse yourself in conservation and community projects.Volunteers provide the much needed hands-on support to the research project to gather baseline data that will help develop a management plan that incorporates environmental objectives with local community needs and socio-economic factors to offer practical solutions. By capacity building within local rainforest communities the project can support the growth of the local economy in a way that is positive to its surrounding natural resources.
In time it is hoped that the project can use its international connections to link sustainable communities and producers (agriculture/timber/tourism/conservation) with a network of responsible organisations to create a common objective of sustainability in the chain of supply and demand.
The project aims to integrate sustainability at grassroots level through education by working with the local children at schools and other awareness raising initiatives. This coupled with the continued financial support that ecotourism can bring and by promoting the project achievements and successes we hope this can be a model that similar communities throughout the continent can aspire to.
Volunteering here means total immersion into the rainforest, to connect you with a deeper understanding of conservation, climate change and poverty. Ultimately the project seeks to transform the way you think about the world and inspire a long term passion for the rainforest.
WHAT WILL I BE DOING?
Your first day will be spent in Cusco where you can explore this beautiful city which was made a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983. In the evening you will be introduced to your travel mates and given an orientation to get you ready for the journey ahead. After a good night's sleep you'll travel into the heart of the Amazon rainforest, in order to learn more about the Conservation and Research efforts that are taking place there. You will gain skills and knowledge in sustainable living solutions for the local communities and also get hands on with conservation research conducted by a passionate research team to learn a variety of conservation monitoring skills.