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Live in a magical environment aboard a floating house in the midst of the flooded forest, deep within the Brazilian Amazon, and help revolutionize knowledge of the pink river dolphins that live there. As part of valuable conservation work carried out on behalf of the Mamirauá Institute for Sustainable Development, you will spend your days on the water in small boats observing and recording the dolphins’ behavior. South America is a great place for volunteer vacations, but this project in particular give volunteers the rare opportunity to help study and preserve some rare and mysterious marine life, whilst also having the chance to actually live in the Amazon Forest of Brazil amidst all the wonderful wildlife that the forest has to offer.
Volunteers will spend their days on the water in small boats observing and recording the dolphins’ behavior.
What's not Included?
No previous experience is required, but volunteers must be able to work as part of a team, have a strong interest in wildlife and conservation, a sense of adventure and be prepared to enjoy basic living. Participants must be physically fit, agile and be willing to spend several hours at a time in small research boats during the surveys.
Accommodation: Our base is a floating house/lab of 11m x 15m, tethered to trees in the floating forest, which has showers and solar power. Accommodation is plain but comfortable, with beds or hammocks in bedrooms, a good shower, a flushing toilet, a gas cooker and running water.
Food: We normally share cooking duties. Food is relatively simple but excellent, and vegetarians can be catered for.
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