La Senda Verda are looking to recruit 3 Animal Keepers to fill the following roles:
Previous experience working with wildlife preferred.
Minimum age limit: 25 years
LSV will offer room and board, plus the volunteer visa for a year, in exchange for your work. This is an exceptional opportunity to work closely with a variety of Bolivian wildlife and contribute to a locally run organization.
Based in the region east of the Bolivian Andes lies the sanctuary, La Senda Verde, who over the past ten years have seen the drastic increase of illegal animal trafficking and deforestation in Bolivia. Wildlife crime encompasses wildlife trafficking and deforestation, amongst other illegal practices. Wildlife crime is the 3rd most lucrative crime in the world. As a result of this, the animal population at LSV has more than quadrupled in the past five years and with the recent fires across the Amazonian forests LSV is now a refuge to more than 800 rescued animals and 60 species, with new animals arriving weekly.
Notes: For safety reasons, female volunteers are not allowed to work in the Capuchin area.
The country this project is based in is listed as a high risk of Zika virus on the Centre for Disease Control (CDC) website. Please follow the advice on their website when considering participating in this project.