ARC Amazon is collaborating to create a conservation corridor across the endangered Las Piedras watershed in Peru. We have created an 11,000 acre hectare conservation area and built a sustainable living centre on the land. We're promoting responsible business activities with the local community, and generating rainforest art and media.
ARC Amazon is co-led by the charity's board of trustees and a multinational team representing a number of organizations including Wild Forests and Fauna (WFF), Fauna Forever and Relevant Films.
Las Piedras holds remarkable species abundance and diversity. It is also home to indigenous communities and some of the last remaining Indigenous People Living in Voluntary Isolation. The region is under immediate threat from rapidly expanding deforestation from the Interoceanic Highway and secondary road systems, as well as unsustainable community development and agriculture.
Costs & Benefits
Get directly involved in rainforest conservation efforts on the front lines of the Peruvian Amazon. Volunteer alongside forest rangers who are dedicated to the protection of thousands of hectares of important rainforest along the Las Piedras River, one of the most biodiverse spots on Earth. Patrol a 4,500 hectare reserve alongside trained forest rangers. Take data on human impacts. Take wildlife data to compare with baseline data from reserve creation. Community engagement and operations assistance.
Min cost per day is $50. For very short stays, max cost per day is $90. All food, local transport, transfers, coordination, capacity building, training included. Accommodation is in raised wooden platforms with comfortable bunk beds, shared bathroom, fully equipped kitchen and full-time cook, running water, electricity 4 hours each day, remote.
No qualifications needed, just fit enough to walk hours each day in hot and humid conditions. Volunteers aged 18 years old and over.
Avenida Aeropuerto Km 1
Puerto Maldonado, Peru
Location:Puerto Maldonado, Peru
Average cost per day:$50
Skills needed: Volunteers must be at least 18 years old