PARQUE JACJ CUISI

Parque Jacj Cuisi is CIWY’s newest wildlife centre, located approximately 25km from Rurrenabaque, in the department of La Paz. Its 300 hectares border Madidi National Park, a 1.8 million-hectare reserve, lending to its serene beauty.

ANIMALS: We currently care for five pumas (Puma
concolor) in the Centre. However, our main focus continues to be building the infrastructure, for this reason we do not wish to shelter any more animals in the centre until the necessary infrastructure is complete. Thus, much of the work at Jacj Cuisi is construction based, something that all volunteers can help out with.


RESPONSIBILITIES: Parque Jacj Cuisi currently cares for four pumas. Volunteers who stay for a minimum of 29 days can work with one of these pumas (if help is required at the time). Volunteers who stay for less than 29 days will not be able to work with the pumas; they will be assigned to help with construction and general maintenance work, of which there is plenty. This minimum time commitment is a policy put in place for the benefit and stability of our animals.


Volunteers work six days per week. They get every Saturday off, when most choose to visit Rurrenabaque.


COST: $250 deposit due at time of sign up includes STWT international travel handbook, complete travel planning, STWT t-shirt, and certificate of completion. Minimum four week program is $550 due at time of arrival and covers volunteer program, accommodations, 3 meals a day, food and medical supplies for the animals, and for general operating costs of the centre. This includes a $44 refundable deposit you will get back when you leave. 


Parque Ambue Ari is our wildlife centre located between Ascensión de Guarayos and Trinidad, near the village of Santa María. It is owned and managed exclusively by CIWY, and its purchase was made thanks to the support of Quest Overseas. Today the centre cares for over 70 animals, of more than 20 different species, including three threatened species. With 800 hectares of land, it is by far our largest centre.


ANIMALS: More than 70 animals, of more than 20 different species, currently live at Parque Ambue Ari. We care for a number of threatened species, including tapirs, tortoises and birds. The centre specializes in caring for howler monkeys, a variety of bird species and wild felines, including ocelots, pumas and jaguars.


Parque Ambue Ari cares for a variety of animals - with an emphasis on wild felines - which are separated into specific areas.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Volunteers are assigned to work in one of these areas during their time with us. While volunteer preferences are taken into consideration, we ultimately must assign volunteering duties based on the need at the time. Therefore we cannot guarantee that you will be able to work in a particular area.

All volunteers working with animals assist in cleaning, preparing food and providing enrichment. In addition to 
this some areas have further responsibilities/duties. n addition to your main work in one these areas, each volunteer is assigned a half-hour weekly morning chore (such as feeding the tapirs or providing enrichment for birds), as well as a half-hour daily chore (ranging from setting up and clearing up after dinner, to cleaning the bathrooms, to putting the birds to bed at night).

These chores are carried out from 7am - 8am (apart from evening daily chores), breakfast is from 8am - 9am, and from 9am onwards you will be working in your main area of work. Volunteers work six days per week. They get every Saturday off. Recommended 4 weeks minimum.


COST: $250 deposit is due at time of sign-up and includes STWT international travel handbook, complete travel planning, STWT t-shirt, and certificate of completion. Minimum four week program is $580 due at time of arrival and covers volunteer program, accommodations, 3 meals a day except on Saturday, food and medical supplies for the animals, and for general operating costs of the centre. This includes a $44 refundable deposit you will get back when you leave.

 



PARQUE AMBUE ARI

Parque Machía, a Custodial Centre for Wildlife owned by the state, has approximately 36-hectares of land and is located in Villa Tunari, Chapare, in the department of Cochabamba, at the beginning of the Amazon rainforest.


ANIMALS: More than 350 animals, of almost 30 different species, live within the centre, including endangered species like spider monkeys, Andean bears, macaws and turtles. The Centre specializes in the care of capuchin monkeys, spider monkeys, coatis and many bird species.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Volunteers are assigned to one of these work areas during their time with us. While volunteer preferences are taken into consideration, we ultimately must assign volunteering duties based on the need at the time. Therefore we cannot guarantee that you will be able to work in a particular area.

All volunteers working with animals assist in cleaning, preparing food and providing enrichment. Volunteers work seven days per week and receive one day off for every two weeks worked.
Four

week minimum.


COST: $250 deposit due at time of sign up includes STWT international travel handbook, complete Travel Planning, STWT t-shirt, and certificate of completion. $495 due paid at time of arrival for four weeks of volunteer program, accommodations, lunch each day, food and medical supplies for the animals, and for general operating costs of the centre.This includes a $44 refundable deposit you will get back when you leave. 

Parque Machia

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