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Volunteer with Neotropical primates in Amazonian Perú

Hiring Organization:
ARCAmazon

Date Posted:
2017-04-25

Position Description:
Our research camp the, Las Piedras Amazon Center, is situated in south-eastern Peruvian Amazon. The camp is surrounded by the rainforest in one of the most biodiverse places on earth. Wildlife is everywhere and you can start a project or help on any of the projects that are ongoing at our sight. Currently a long-term study is conducted on the Peruvian black spider monkey. You can join the research in which we study behaviour, home range and diet or you can develop your own project. We will guide you with your project and help you to learn about things that interests you (including species, ecosystems, conservation and research). A perfect place to conduct a thesis or internship. The following ten species of primates occur at our site:
- Bolivian red howler monkey (Alouatta sara);
- Black-headed nightmonkey (Aotus nigriceps);
- Peruvian black spider monkey (Ateles chamek);
- Goeldi's monkey (Callimico goeldii) RARELY SIGHTED;
- Toppin's titi monkey (Callicebus topinni);
- White-fronted capuchin (Cebus albifrons);
- Bolivian squirrel monkey (Saimiri boliviensis);
- Saddleback tamarin (Saguinus fuscicollis);
- Black-capped capuchin (Cebus apella);
- Gray's bald saki (Pithecia irrorata) RARELY SIGHTED.

Qualifications/Experience:
There are no educational qualifications required. You are more than welcome, even if you have no previous knowledge but want to learn about the Amazon. We do require you to be motivated and highly interested in research and conservation (we will be out in the field MINIMUM 6 hours per day and you should not see this as a relaxing holiday).

Salary/funding:
This program involves a volunteering fee. See our website for more information.

Support provided for internship/volunteer positions (travel, meals, lodging):
The volunteering fee includes accommodation, three healthy, sustaining meals a day and guidance throughout your stay by our Research and Conservation Coordinator. It further includes accommodation in Puerto Maldonado and transportation from Puerto Maldonado to the field site.

Application Deadline:
Year round

Contact Information:
Liselot Lange / David Johnston
Avenida Aeropuerto Km 1
Puerto Maldonado, Madre de Dios
Peru

Telephone Number:
+447 494 799 112

Website:
http://www.conservetheamazon.org

E-mail Address:
info@conservetheamazon.org

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