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.
IPBio is looking for a web developer to add new content and features to our website (blog), improve the aesthetics (photo gallery), and organize the website structure (layout). We are looking for people with education and/or experience with website development. Our website uses Wordpress so experience using this format would be a plus.You can work inside our center or outside on the porch. The internet connection is very good, considering we are in the forest, and you will receive support by our team. We will provide you with an overview of what we were hoping the website will look like, but you can also bring in your own ideas. Yet we may go through a process of drafting and the final decision of what to publish, which is finally IPBio's decision.
Life at IPBio
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 we 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. You can also organize dinners, movie nights, or social events.
The Atlantic Forest stretches from the northeastern to the southern regions of Brazil
and northern Argentina and southeastern Paraguay. Five hundred years ago, the
Atlantic Forest of Brazil covered approximately 330 million acres, but today only 7%
remains. In the Ribeira Valley, our region of the Atlantic Forest, we are at the footsteps
of 21% of the 7% that is left, it being largest contiguous section of the Atlantic Forest.
Despite the forests diminished state it still ranks as a global conservation priority.
Although it is now just a small fraction of the size of the Amazon rainforest, the
Atlantic Forest still harbors a range of biological diversity similar to that of the Amazon.
The Atlantic Forest harbors around 2,200 species of birds, mammals, reptiles and
amphibians – 5% of the vertebrates on Earth. This includes nearly 200 bird species
found nowhere else. The Betary Reserve is located next to one of the most famous
Brazilian State Parks named PETAR. The region is called the Cave Capital as it known
for containing over 300 spectacular caves, some which are accessible to tourists.
As a volunteer at IPBio you work from Monday to Friday either inside our center or, in case the weather is good enough, outside on the porch. A typical day starts at 9:00 am and ends at 5:00 pm.
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. You 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 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.
Use sound recordings to understand species behavior, their distribution, habitat use and peak periods of activity.
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.