IPBio has partnered with the Celine Animal Release Center, support the process of developing and constructing their release center.
On the Betary Reserve the
IPBio has partnered with the Celine Animal Release Center who is in the process
of developing and constructing their center where they will set free animals
that were once victims of the illegal trade of wild animals. The founders of
the Celine Animal Release Center are Swiss vets who have experience with
releasing birds and even rehabilitated a Leopardus tigrinus (popular
name: oncilla). There strong support for IPBio over many years have led to
various collaborations and thus the partnership between their release center
and IPBio was formed.
A typical working day will range from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm including the tasks of:
During the weekend volunteers can visit the National Parks to explore the caves, hike into the dense forest surrounding them or visit the waterfalls. Wildlife watching is a common free-time activity and at the center have our own greenhouse with frogs and native fish aquarium. At the reserve we have a deck where you can swim as well as use our buoy cross (big circular water balloons) to drift down the river along with the current. Volunteers can also organize dinners, movie nights or social events.
Darwin House for Volunteers: Volunteers will stay at the Darwin House, situated on the reserve itself, which accommodates up to 8 people in 2 rooms. This house has a bathroom with a hot shower and has a fully equipped kitchen where volunteers can cook.