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COSTA RICA - Rainforest Conservation

Explore the alluring rainforest in Jalova, while conducting various necessary surveys, logging data and doing extensive research to ensure its preservation in the long run. The exquisite species that can be found in the Tortuguero National Park need all the help they can get in order to continue to thrive in their natural habitat. By working on this program and studying their behaviour, you will contribute to their sustainability and make a direct contribution to ensuring the sustainability of the region as well.

Duration: 14 Days (13 Nights) – Longer options available

Dates: See Dates tab below

Location: Jalova, Costa Rica

$1,575

Description

Experience Highlights:

  • This program starts out as an adventure from the minute you arrive, where you’ll be transported on the green canals via canoe or boat.
  • Immerse yourself in the authentic beauty of Tortuguero Caribbean rainforest. Gain exposure to remarkable coastal environments and its noteworthy flora.
  • Participate in important research on wildlife species including Jaguars, Aquatic Birds, Sea Turtles, Monkeys, Amphibians and more.
  • Gaining practical experience in the field. This program is the perfect stepping stone for a career in conservation and will set you up to pursue your dreams in the field.

 

A typical Rainforest Exploration and Biodiversity Experience:

  • You will receive extensive training upon your arrival, ensuring you are fully equipped to get the most out of your time spent in the region.
  • Observe and interact with the various species in their natural habitat, noting their behaviours, how they interact with others, and where they fit into the bigger picture of the Costa Rican ecosystem. This research is crucial to the local community and also aides conservation efforts by the Costa Rican government.
  • This program will provide you with a range of transferable and practical skills, as well as providing you the sufficient training required in order to gain experience in the fields of both research and wildlife conservation.
  • The base is small but comfortable, providing the perfect opportunity to get to know an connect with your fellow participants, who will likely be from a range of diverse backgrounds. Camp duties are rotated evenly and you will work together with the team to ensure that the area is kept clean and tidy for the duration of your stay.

Included

 

Experience Fee Includes:

  • 24-hour emergency phone in-country support.
  • Access to Alumni Services and Discounts.
  • Airport pick-up (unless otherwise stated).
  • All necessary project equipment and materials.
  • All necessary project training by experienced staff.
  • Location orientation.
  • Long term experienced staff.
  • Meals while on project.
  • Safe and basic accommodations (usually shared).
  • Welcome meeting

Experience Fee Excludes:

  • Additional drinks and gratuities.
  • Extra local excursions.
  • Flights.
  • International and domestic airport taxes.
  • Medical and travel insurance.
  • Personal kit.
  • Police or background check (where necessary).
  • Visa costs.

Dates

  • 10 November – 23 November 2018
  • 24 November – 07 December 2018
  • 08 December – 21 December 2018
  • 22 December – 11 January 2019
  • 12 January – 25 January 2019
  • 26 January – 08 February 2019
  • 09 February – 22 February 2019
  • 23 February – 08 March 2019
  • 09 March – 22 March 2019
  • 23 March – 05 April 2019
  • 06 April – 19 April 2019
  • 20 April – 03 May 2019
  • 04 May – 17 May 2019
  • 18 May – 31 May 2019
  • 01 June – 14 June 2019
  • 15 June – 28 June 2019
  • 29 June – 12 July 2019
  • 13 July – 26 July 2019
  • 27 July – 09 August 2019
  • 10 August – 23 August 2019
  • 24 August – 06 September 2019
  • 07 September – 20 September 2019
  • 21 September – 04 October 2019
  • 05 October – 18 October 2019
  • 19 October – 01 November 2019
  • 02 November – 15 November 2019
  • 16 November – 29 November 2019
  • 30 November – 13 December 2019
  • 14 December – 27 December 2019
  • 28 December – 10 January 2020
  • 11 January – 24 January 2020
  • 25 January – 07 February 2020
  • 08 February – 21 February 2020
  • 22 February – 06 March 2020
  • 07 March – 20 March 2020
  • 21 March – 03 April 2020
  • 04 April – 17 April 2020
  • 18 April – 01 May 2020
  • 02 May – 15 May 2020
  • 16 May – 29 May 2020
  • 30 May – 12 June 2020
  • 13 June – 26 June 2020
  • 27 June – 10 July 2020
  • 11 July – 24 July 2020
  • 25 July – 07 August 2020
  • 08 August – 21 August 2020
  • 22 August – 04 September 2020
  • 05 September – 18 September 2020
  • 19 September – 02 October 2020
  • 03 October – 16 October 2020
  • 17 October – 30 October 2020
  • 31 October – 13 November 2020
  • 14 November – 27 November 2020
  • 28 November – 11 December 2020
  • 12 December – 25 December 2020

Documents Required

  • Personal Details – Name, Surname, Date of Birth, Nationality.
  • Medical Form – to be signed by doctor if volunteer has illnesses to declare.
  • Clear criminal background check.

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