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Notes for Volunteers

Pgymy Marmoset

From Gratuitous Giving’s website: This is a cool volunteer opportunity for those interested in ecology and conservation. Live in the jungle with some really amazing animals! The Amazon Animal Orphanage & Pilpintuwasi Butterfly Farm is near the largest city in the Peruvian Amazon – Iquitos. It’s a rescue and temporary orphanage for wildlife which houses animals in a semi-captive environment. Here are some of the volunteer tasks: Volunteers help with guiding tours of the facility, in English and any other languages you may speak. There are many varied tasks to do for the animals everyday- feeding the monkeys every morning, making monkey…

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Volunteers

Project Description Pilpintuwasi is a wildlife rescue and temporary custody center located on 20 hectares of land in the village of Padre Cocha, 20 minutes outside of Iquitos, the largest city in the Peruvian Amazon. We are a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting animals affected by the poaching and trafficking industry which thrives in Iquitos. We work with the ecological police to take in animals confiscated from markets, airports and homes, which often arrive with injuries and malnourishment. We believe in a semi-captive environment; once recovered many of our animals live free of cages or in enclosures mimicking their natural…

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Volunteers

Project Description Pilpintuwasi is a wildlife rescue and temporary custody center located on 20 hectares of land in the village of Padre Cocha, 20 minutes outside of Iquitos, the largest city in the Peruvian Amazon. We are a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting animals affected by the poaching and trafficking industry which thrives in Iquitos. We work with the ecological police to take in animals confiscated from markets, airports and homes, which often arrive with injuries and malnourishment. Pilpintu(wasi) is a Quechua word meaning butterfly (home). The owner, Gudrun Sperrer, started in 1995 looking for host plants for butterflies. In…

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Thank You Volunteer Latin America

We just want to say thank you for the support of Volunteer Latin America for helping us to encourage many volunteers each year. This organisation is dedicated to connecting people to low and no cost volunteering projects across Latin America, for other volunteer projects like ours check out their website by clicking the logo below.

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