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Based on an animal rescue and rehabilitation center in the Amazon jungle, volunteers work in partnership with an indigenous Quichua community. The program’s mission is to rescue wild animals from unhealthy and illegal situations, such as animal-trafficking and mistreatment. The groups of animals are mainly primates, birds, and reptiles. Volunteer programs of this type in Ecuador – dedicated to animal welfare – are scarce.
The center has over 60 private hectares of prime Amazon forest within which some of the animals can live freely, while others are rehabilitated prior to release.
Volunteers need to be animal-lovers as well as physically fit. The work may involve opportunities to assist with teaching children or helping indigenous families to plant crops. A proportion of volunteer fees goes directly into this community.
The working day is divided as follows: from 8 am to 12 pm general agricultural work is done; from 1.30pm to 4 pm volunteers work on agreed individual projects according to their own skills and the farm’s requirements.
|Population||16,144,000 (2015 estimate)|
|Climate(s)||Equatorial, Monsoon, Tropical Savanna, Desert (Warm/Cold), Semi-arid (Warm/Cold), Oceanic (Temperate/Cool), Temperate Mediterranean|
|Major Airport(s):||Mariscal Sucre International Airport (UIO), Jose Joaquin de Olmedo International Airport (GYE)|
|Economic Driver(s):||Agriculture, Tourism, Industry|
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