Come celebrate the natural beauty of the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico. Volunteer to restore the natural environment by collecting data on endangered jaguars and pumas. Learn about the many species of birds as you monitor them and collect data and aid in the reforestation of the area so you can leave the Yucatan Peninsula even more beautiful than you found it!
This project aims to expend the knowledge of local biodiversity with the goal of influencing conservation procedures and administration of the region. There is a heavy research component to this project, and volunteers need to be prepared to work hard, studying the plant and animal species, and trekking through wetlands and forests. Participants will be involved in work on three research programs, monitoring the endangered jaguar, enhancing the registry of local and migratory bird species, and reforestation of areas that suffered forest fire.
Volunteer Duties May Include
- Installation and maintenance of cameras used to monitor animal behaviour
- Bird monitoring using visual and auditory methods
- Installation of mist nets
- Data collection on endangered species
- Tree planting
- Trail maintenance
- Training and orientation are provided upon arrival
- Work alongside professionals in the field to expand your knowledge and gain valuable experience in conservation initiatives
- Meet locals and like-minded volunteers from around the world
- Minimum age 18 years old
- Good physical fitness
- Ability to work well in a team
- Basic Spanish recommended but not required
For more information and to apply visit our Mexico: Jaguar Conservation in the Yucatan Peninsula page.