Use sound recordings to understand species behavior, their distribution, habitat use and peak periods of activity.
IPBio recently won the Wildlife Acoustics
Scientific Product Grant and was donated bioacoustics hardware and software. The objective is to
record species behavior, understand their distribution, habitat use and peak
periods of activity. Moreover, we can combine the footage captured by our
project “OBBIO-Observatory for Biodiversity” with high quality sound, which
would allow us to construct a "sound bank" that can be used to, for
example, compare the differences in sound between species and between
individuals of the same species. By registering scientific data, we can analyze
species well-being and use the data to take action as well as provide
recommendations for conservation efforts of endangered Atlantic Forest species.
We are looking for a volunteer who can
lead this project which means setting up the bioacoustics hardware to collect
data and analyzing the data recovered.
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 tubes (big circular water balloons) to drift down the river along with the current. Volunteers can also organize dinners, movie nights or social events.
This covers your accommodation, full access to the reserve, internet access and the use of any equipment we have. Volunteers will pay for their own food and cook for themselves. Volunteers are also responsible for paying for any extra costs such as travel costs, visa costs etc.
Example of basic food costs: spaghetti - 5 reais, beans - 5 reais and we have someone in town that provides ready-made meals for 12 reais.
The Darwin House, where volunteers stay, is situated on the reserve itself and 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.
Conduct a tree inventory of the reserve to understand the species and check the well-being of our forest.
Searching for new species of bioluminescent mushrooms, photographing them and finding conditions for cultivation.
Capture images and videos of nature and its wildlife to use in YouTube clips, documentaries or magazine publications.
IPBio is looking for a web developer to add new content and features to our website, improve the aesthetics and organize the website's structure.
Help our biologists perform monitoring and research of wildlife. Tasks can range from setting up cameras for mammals in the forest to reproducing insects in the lab.
Raise awareness about the Biodiversity Research Institute and fundraise to support our projects.