Focus: Animal care, Conservation and Construction.
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Lupus laetus was created to help Russian wolves that live in difficult environment. It financially supports the orphan wolf pups rehabilitation program, collecting money to feed wolves, equip them with GPS collar, and build an information centre.
We plan to open a wolf education centre. Last summer the work of 20 volunteers transformed the old destroyed school in an almost-ready-wolf-centre. Some work remains, especially the outside of the building.
Situated 400km north-west of Moscow, the area is lost in the middle of the taiga. Around 80% of the area is covered by unspoiled forest with few roads. In the Tver region, in the district of Toropets is the Biological Station Chisty Les, “clean forest”. Part of the Central Forest Nature Reserve, the Station was founded in 1985 by the famous biologist Valentin Pazhetnov, so as to shelter his orphan bear cubs before rehabilitation. Since then, a 35-km2 protected area surrounds the Station which has become a well-known place of study of large carnivores.
Costs & Benefits
Volunteers will help rebuild and finish the Wolf Centre. It consists mainly of painter and carpenter's works.
Internships are also available to students in biology, minimum 3rd year at university, may apply for minimum 3 month-long internship by sending CV and motivation letter to Laetitia Becker. Ideal student profile: good physical condition, motivated, hard-working, self-sufficient, able to live in group.
15 EUR per day, food and accommodation included. Volunteers must provide for their own transportation to the project site.
Tent: Individual tent and air mat are provided. Sleeping bag required.
Volunteers aged 16 years old and over, children accepted with adults. Building or hand-making skills are welcome but not obligatory.
Association Lupus Laetus
Project Manager: Laetitia Becker
Biostation Chisty Les
p/o Pozhnia, Toropets district, Tver region
Location:Tver region, Russia
Average cost per day: 15 Euros
Focus: Animal care, Conservation and Construction
Skills needed: Volunteers must be at least 16 years old. Building or hand-making skills are welcome but not obligatory.