Animal Rehabilitation & Rainforest Conservation

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fondée en 2004
Merazonia
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Experience living in the Amazon rain forest!
Help illegally trafficked wildlife get back on their feet!
Learn about wildlife and animal care
Share the untangible magic of Merazonia with a select few other volunteers
Banos and other tourist attractions nearby on free days
Merazonia combines passion for nature with a professional approach on animal care and release, along with rainforest conservation. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Âge 18+
Seul voyageur
Couples
Groupes

Merazonia is a dynamic rescue and rehabilitation centre in the Amazon basin of Ecuador, elected three times in a row as best rescue centre of South America by GHP magazine. We are currently caring for well over 100 animals, including: capuchin, tamarin, red howler and woolly monkeys; many species of parrots and macaws; kinkajous and other small mammals; and sometimes felines.

Because rehabilitation is an important part of what we do, the group of animals we look after often changes, with animals being released or moved to other refuges, depending on the care and environment they need.

In general we have around 10 to 15 volunteers from all over the world at any one time. Minimum stay is 2 weeks. From June until August the minimum stay is 4 weeks. Please note that currently there might be some extra safety protocols in place for the pandemic. We update these weekly, so best is to send us any questions regarding this.

Rehabilitation
Merazonia has a strict hands off policy for most of its animals! As we try to focus on rehabilitation, it is very important to minimize any human interaction with the animals, as this is the first vital step towards their rehabilitation.

Jungle abode, electricity and Internet

Most volunteers stay in our 6-sided jungle abode, which consists of a large dorm-style room, housing up to 11 volunteers. There are some other facilities available for longer term volunteers. There is also a large deck area where we usually eat our meals, relax in hammocks, or strike up a game of cards. Our bathroom facilities are next to the volunteer house, and consist of composting toilets and our famously hot showers. There is no WiFi (nor electricity, although we run the generator twice a week for people to charge electronics). There is mobile phone reception though and chips can be bought with data that let you access the Internet even in the jungle.

People make their own breakfast and lunch, but take turns in preparing the communal dinner.

Be prepared

In the Amazon, the weather runs from brilliantly sunny to downright wet (it is the rainforest), so we recommend rain gear and clothes you can layer (and liquorice or chocolate if you really want to get in good with the managers). We provide gum boots and working clothes, as well as linen and blankets. Volunteres recommend bringing extra socks and a power bank. There is no electricity in the centre but we provide candles. A flashlight or headlight is necessary for the dark jungle nights.

Long-term

The longer people stay, the smoother the centre runs. That is why our fees are lower when more time is spent at the centre. Occasionally we have openings for long-term volunteers to help us with training new volunteers and the day to day running of the park. People who we have worked with before, or have been here for a while, take priority.

Journée Typique

Animal Care
Animal care is rewarding work but certainly not a picnic in the park. We feed the animals three times per day. The feeding rounds take between 2 to 3 hours each time. In the morning, we gather at 7:30 a.m. to prepare the animals’ food, and then we divide into groups to clean different animal cages and feed the animals.

Park maintenance
After the feeding, we take time to prepare breakfast and get ready for the rest of the day. Some people will feed the parrots and nocturnal animals, while others are on projects such as animal life enrichment, general park maintenance and chores.

Lunch is around 1:30 pm. We gather to feed the mammals again at 3 pm, after which there is time to hang out with other volunteers, enjoy the scenery, swim at the waterfall or river, or relax in a hammock.

Volunteer's work
Volunteers work 5 1/2 days per week, alternating free days. Sundays are so called ‘lazy Sundays’ in which we feed the animals only once a day and do chores, but no other work is done, leaving plenty of time to relax or enjoy the surroundings.

Activités de Loisir

Baños
Many volunteers spend their free days in Baños, dubbed ‘a slice of heaven on earth’ for its stunning beauty and relaxing ambience. This town at an hour from Mera has a friendly feel to it with many restaurants, coffee shops and bars. But it also offers a lot of activities like: warm water springs, bike rides, canyoning, rafting and zip lining.

Mera
Mera is located where the Andes meet the Amazon. The World Wildlife Fund has called the area from Baños to Mera, “A Gift to the Earth” because of its beauty and biological importance to the region. The town borders the Pastaza River Valley between the national parks Sangay and Llanganates that provide an important biological corridor linking the two protected areas.

Jungle village
Mera itself is a small and friendly jungle village nestled amid mountains, rivers, and rainforest. Sharing a beer with a friendly villager can be as charming as the abundant nature. Surrounding Mera there are caves to explore, rivers to swim in and hikes to venture on.
Sports Nautiques
Natation
Escalade
Randonnée
Des sports
Équitation
Yoga /
Méditation

Conditions

Pour participer à ce programme tu dois avoir au moins 18 ans quand le programme commence. Il peut y avoir des exceptions si tu peux montrer la permission de ton tuteur légal ou si tu es accompagné(e) par l'un de tes parents.
Compétences Linguistiques
Tu dois parler anglais (niveau de base)
Restrictions de Nationalité
Aucune restriction. De l'aide venant de tous les coins du monde est bienvenu.
Autres Compétences
Passion for animals
People that like to work in construction are also very welcome!
Engagement de Temps
Nous avons besoin de ton aide le lundi, mardi, mercredi, jeudi, vendredi et samedi de 07:30 - 17:00

Services inclus

Services de Merazonia
Merazonia does not receive any government funding. For the wellbeing of the animals we do not receive tourists in the centre either. Therefore, we depend on volunteer fees to cover the basic costs of running the centre. Fees cover lodging and food. It also includes a contribution to medical supplies and animal food. For those staying longer, fees gradually go down.

The longer people stay, the smoother the centre runs. That is why our fees are lower when more time is spent at the centre. Occasionally, we have openings for long-term volunteers to help us with training new volunteers and the day to day running of the park. People who we have worked with before, or have been here for a while, take priority.
Logement

Most volunteers stay in our 6-sided jungle abode, which consists of a large dorm-style room, housing up to 11 volunteers. When staying longer they often move to a cabin that generally houses long term volunteers once a spot opens up. There is also a large deck area where we usually eat our meals, relax in hammocks, or strike up a game of cards. Our bathroom facilities are next to the volunteer house, and consist of composting toilets and our famously hot showers.

Dortoir Chambre double
Aliments & Boissons

Our fees include food and accommodation. Volunteers will have to buy luxury products (such as sodas, alcohol, chocolate, etc.) by themselves.

People make their own breakfast and lunch, but take turns in preparing the communal dinner and/or help cleaning up.

Accès à Internet
Accès limité sur le site du projet
NE SONT inclus dans le prix:
Visa, billets d'avion, assurance voyage ne sont PAS inclus dans les frais de programme. Le transfert de l'aéroport n'est pas inclus dans les frais non plus.
Billets d'avion
L'aéroport le plus proche est Mariscal Sucre International Airport (UIO) à Quito. Nous t'aidons à trouver des vols pas chers pour aller en Équateur.
Assurance Voyage
Partir à l'étranger est une aventure et c'est toujours mieux d'être bien préparé. Que ce soit une maladie soudaine, une blessure ou du vol - une assurance voyage pour Équateur te protège en cas de situation imprévue.
Vaccins
Si tu envisages de faire du bénévolat en Équateur, nous te conseillons de consulter un médecin avant le début de ton voyage. Renseigne-toi sur les vaccins nécessaires pour Équateur.

Dates et Prix

PAS DE FRAIS DE CARTE DE CRÉDIT

Informations sur l'arrivée

Arrival on Monday or Thursday afternoons. More flexibility during the pandemic.

Disponibilité
janv. févr. mars avril mai juin juil. août sept. oct. nov. déc.
Durée
2 - 50 sem

Frais de Programme

Frais: Prix en USD
2 sem (durée min.)
$360
3 sem
$540
4 sem
$690
5 sem
$840
9 sem
$1 365
50 sem (durée max.)
$6 490
Coût moyen
$155 /sem

Merci de noter que les prix ci-dessus sont des prix estimés et qu'ils sont soumis aux fluctuations des taux de change. Merazonia t'informera du prix final au cours du processus de candidature.
Acompte (15%)
L'acompte sert à réserver ta place avec l'organisation. Les paiements sont effectués par Paypal, notre partenaire de confiance pour les solutions de paiements internationales. Si tu n'as pas Paypal, tu peux également utiliser ta carte de crédit.
Montant Restant (85%)
Le paiement du montant restant doit être organisé avec Merazonia durant le processus de candidature. Très souvent ce paiement est effectué par virement bancaire ou en espèces.

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Animal Rehabilitation & Rainforest Conservation

Merazonia combines passion for nature with a professional approach on animal care and release, along with rainforest conservation.

$155/week

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