Approximately 700 new animal species are discovered each year in Brazil. As a volunteer in Brazil, you can be a part of this amazing experience and help the researchers and conservationists in taking care of these exciting new discoveries as well as of the animals that are endangered.
Different tasks of your volunteering experience can be:
- animal rescue assistance
- veterinary medicine
- data collection
- extinction prevention
- environmental education activities
Take the opportunity to work at an animal rescue project, located in a beautiful setting in Brazil. As a volunteer in Brazil, you can take care of wild animals that have been harmed, mistreated or kept as pets. Further, your help is needed to rehabilitate and reintroduce them into their natural habitat once they are ready. You might also volunteer as a research assistant and help biologists perform monitoring and research tasks. These can range from setting up camera traps for mammals in the Amazon rainforest to reproducing insects in the lab.
Another very interesting job you can do as a volunteer in Brazil is observing birds. The Atlantic Forest in Brazil harbors nearly 200 bird species that are found nowhere else but here. As a volunteer in Brazil, you will work closely with researchers and volunteer coordinators until you are trained enough to independently conduct the day to day work. Another, maybe unexpected animal you might get in contact with during your time as a volunteer in Brazil is the neotropical otter. Humans are the largest threat to otters in Brazil as the animal's survival is directly linked to the preservation and conservation of water and ecological corridors. It is estimated that habitat destruction has the potential to reduce Brazil's otter population by 50% over the next 20 years. As a volunteer in Brazil, you can get involved and stop this development to save the Brazilian otters from extinction.