Iberian Wolf Recovery Centre
Focus: Animal care and Conservation.
The Iberian Wolf Recovery Centre (CRLI) was established in 1987 with the aim of providing a safe environment in captivity for wolves that are unable to live in the freedom of the wild.
The centre occupies 17 hectares of land in a wooded and secluded valley.
The space is characterized by good vegetation cover and a variety of different landscape features, providing good shelter and conditions of refuge for the resident wolves. Currently there are several enclosures at the Centre, occupying a total area of 4.49 hectares.
The wolves can be seen in their unique conditions from observation towers located at strategic points around the site, with a wide view of the different pens.
As well as providing the best care possible for the wolves, the centre also carries out scientific studies, particularly in the area of social behaviour associated with investigations carried out in the wild by Grupo Lobo. These studies are part of a wider publicity campaign, which seeks to inform the public about the true nature of the wolf.
The Centre has a voluntary programme available to people over 18 with an interest in wildlife conservation. This programme allows volunteers to participate in daily activities, including feeding the animals and maintaining the centre.
Further information about this programme is available from the Centre.
Costs & Benefits
Our program allows you to participate in a wide range of daily activities at the centre, including assisting with animal feeding, checking water, maintenance of the Centre infrastructure, fire prevention, cleaning, observing wolves to check their health, support for reception and administrative work and monitoring of visitors. The programme is open all year round and volunteers can work for any period they wish. Please note: volunteers cannot start at the weekend, only on weekdays.
The IWRC provides accommodation, according to availability. There is a small house, called 'The White House' for two people at a daily rate of 5 euros.
There is also a rustic wooden house which is new and fully equipped with appliances, linen and towels. A reservation can be made by payment of 25% of the total cost.
Please contact the CRLI, by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, to know more information about the prices.
Accommodation costs range from 17 to 23.50 Euros per night. Volunteers must provide for their own meals and transportation to the project site, Accommodation for Volunteers is in a new chalet-type house fully equipped with all modern conveniences. The house has two bedrooms: a double room and a 4-bed room.
You must be at least 18 years old to participate
Iberian Wolf Recovery Centre
IWRC - Quinta da Murta, Gradil, Apartado 61,
2669 - 909 Malveira, Portugal
Tel: ++351 261 785 037
Average cost per day: 5 Euros
Focus: Animal care and Conservation
Skills needed: Volunteers must be at least 18 years old and English speaking, some French is preferred