Why Conservation in Peru
Based in the heart of the Amazon Rainforest, alongside the famous Madre de Dios river, The Taricaya Centre is our own lodge and your home for the duration of your stay. Conservation in Peru is a project for the more adventurous. Access to the lodge is an hour river-boat journey from the town of Puerto Maldonado. You will be living with up to thirty other volunteers and a resident spider monkey! Taricaya lodge is basic, but clean and comfortable, and everyone helps with its upkeep.
"Our journey took us from the airport of Puerto Maldonado and onto a boat for an amazing journey down the Madre de Dios River. This journey itself was a fantastic opportunity to spot plenty of wildlife including capybara (the world's largest rodent), caiman, monkeys and a great variety of birds. What a start.!"
Cheryl Hewitt, Conservation in Peru
Volunteering in Peru
Access is by plane from Lima and then by boat from Puerto Maldonado
. On the site we have a two dormitory blocks consisting of two storeys, each with two-person bunk-bedrooms with bathrooms adjacent, a kitchen and an eating area, and then a room for studying and reading which overlooks a little tributary that flows into the main river.
There is a member of the Projects Abroad
team based permanently in the centre in addition to the local staff to help organise the projects and the everyday running of the Centre.
"Conservation in developing countries has to be developed with local communities; working with the people. Taricaya is the first project I have ever worked on that actually advances in those things successfully. Projects Abroad can be proud of having such a project running that is run by people with visions and realistic dreams as well as the knowledge of how to move things on in a country like Peru"
Lisa Schuler, Conservation in Peru