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Iguana Station - FIB

Iguana Conservation Supporter

Utila, Honduras

The conservation work carried out at the Utila Iguana Conservation Project aims to ensure the survival of the endangered swamper iguana, which is endemic to Utila.

Since 1994, the Frankfurt Zoological Society and the Senckenberg Nature Research Society have worked jointly to preserve the Utila Spiny-Tailed Iguana (Ctenosaura bakeri), which lives only on the island of Utila. Several other organizations, including Honduran NGOs, joined their efforts and in 1997 the Iguana Research and Breeding Station (IRBS) was founded. Since 1994 more than 1800 volunteers have assisted with work at the station.

The Utila Iguana Conservation Project

Volunteer Jobs

The jobs for the volunteers are very varied: public relations, environmental education, animal care, gardening, 

station maintenance and ecological research, are just a few examples.

A number of volunteers are students in biology or veterinary medicine but assistance from people with other skills 

are welcome and will be of great assistance.


Typical day

8:00 am Feed iguanas


9:00 am Transects and monitoring  of the endemic spiny tail black iguana (Tnosaura bakeri), guatusa (Dasiprocta punctata), socio economical study of blue crab (Cardisoma guanhumi) tours around our facilities station and the island, etc. 

10:00 am -11:00 am Hunt crabs and termites (3 days per week)

12:00 m - 2:00 pm Lunch-rest

2:00 pm Cleaning cages (next day we feed them with termites and crabs), garden, etc (also can be tour or monitoring activities, depending of the needs of the projects or number of tourist)

4:00 pm Mix compost box 

5:00 pm Finish our day.

Every day is diferent, we also work with envirmental education activities with local schools.

Free-time activities

Bike tour around the island, kayak through the canal to north side, hiking to Pumpin Hill (highest place in the island), diving/snorkling, swimming in the ocean, Yoga, good cafe shops, good local food, many bars and some disco´s.

The paradise!

Water Sports
Swimming
Diving/Snorkling
Hiking
Sports
Yoga/Meditation

Program Requirements

In order to join the program you need to be at least 22 years old on the program start date.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Health Declaration
required
Required Documents
"Mandatory registration form" "Healt or travel insurance"
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 08:00 - 17:00

Suitable for

Singles
Couples
Groups

Any questions? Just ask. We at Iguana Station - FIB are happy to help you.

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Services by Iguana Station - FIB

Included:

Share room, electricity, tab and drinking water, kitchen and supplies (oil, sugar, salt, spices), internet, whasing machine use, gas, beautiful sunset and much more that is priceless... like giving the iguanas a hand to survive.

Accommodation

The shared rooms and shared bathrooms are in the second floor of the house, depending of the type of room can have a couple of bunks, or 2 beds, etc. The shower are shared aswell.

Dorm Room
Internet Access
Good access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees. An airport pickup isn't included within the program fees either. Food, snacks or beverages are at extra costs.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Utila (UII) in Utila. We assist you to find cheap flights to Honduras.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Honduras provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Honduras you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Honduras.
Costs (Prices in USD)
3 weeks (min. stay)
$470.00
4 weeks
$552.00
5 weeks
$635.00
6 weeks
$717.00
7 weeks
$800.00
8 weeks
$882.00
12 weeks (max. stay)
$1,212.00
Average fees
$129.00/week

You can volunteer at the project site in Utila/Honduras between 3 weeks and 12 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Iguana Station - FIB will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Crowdfunding Service
Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in Honduras.
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with Iguana Station - FIB during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.
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