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Nature Conservation Volunteer in Paraguay

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Fundacion Para La Tierra
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Pilar, Ñeembucú Department, Paraguay

Fundacion Para La Tierra


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Published 8 days ago

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Nature Conservation Volunteer in Paraguay

Para La Tierra is searching for talented and hardworking volunteers to join our team in Paraguay for 3 to 6 months. Paraguay remains one of the least visited countries in South America yet is also amongst the most friendly, safe and traditional. Paraguay is perfect for an adventurer ready to explore a different world off the beaten track. Para La Tierra’s research base is located in the city of Pilar, a beautiful location in the south of Paraguay, and the gateway to the Ñeembucú Wetland Complex (NWC). The NWC is composed of a mosaic of habitats, including grasslands, marches and humid Chaco. Deep forests lining the rivers and streams running through the area are bursting with wildlife, while river monsters the size of small cars lurk in the murky waters.

At Para La Tierra, we specialize in training young biologists in the skills they need to enter further education or the job market. Based in Paraguay, the ‘heart of South America,’ we are the country’s only year-round research station. Over the past 9 years, we have published over 60 peer-reviewed articles and discovered a few new species for science. Along the way, over 250 interns have helped contribute to the better understanding of Paraguay’s understudied habitats.

Para La Tierra volunteers can join in any one of our many projects. Perhaps you would like to learn about the species of Paraguay, gain some research experience or just explore what the country has to offer. Maybe you want to practice your Spanish and help with some of our environmental education activities. With lots of options you can try a bit of everything and see what it's like to be a part of a conservation organisation.


We encourage Para La Tierra volunteers to publish the results of their work and offer all the assistance necessary to those that wish to do so. For many volunteers the opportunity to see their name in print is something that is extremely appealing. You will be credited in any publication that uses data which you helped to gather. 


Volunteers with a knack for photography are always welcome, we are always looking to boost the photographic database of the country’s flora and fauna.  In the interests of making data accessible and open to all we collaborate with online database projects such as the FAUNA Paraguay.com image gallery. 


Some projects are ongoing throughout the year, other projects - for example work with frogs and snakes - are more seasonal. If you have a specific project in mind that you would like to work on, check with us that it isn´t seasonal before confirming your dates. 

Para La Tierra is searching for talented and hardworking volunteers to join our team in Paraguay for 3 to 6 months. Paraguay remains one of the least visited countries in South America yet is also amongst the most friendly, safe and…

Details at a glance

  • Fee Required
  • Remote Possible
  • Training Provided
  • Housing Available
  • Language / Cultural Support Available
  • International Volunteers Welcome

Location

Centro IDEAL

Pilar, Ñeembucú Department, PY

How to Apply

So if you're motivated to do something 'Para La Tierra' and make a real contribution to conservation in a little-known corner of South America, then get in touch with Karina at paralatierra.py@gmail.com Applicants must be over 18 years old and Conversational English is required. No experience necessary, just a willingness to get your hands dirty!

 

The application period is rolling and there are no start or end dates, so the trip can be organized to suit the project and the person. Interns must be available to stay for a minimum of three months.

Up for it!?


Costs - $975 per month for the 1st 2 months, $925 for each subsequent month.

Para La Tierra charges volunteers to cover costs of room and board. The price includes all living costs during their stay with us. Volunteers receive three meals a day, a bed in shared accommodation with hot showers and access to WiFi. The fee also covers the use of PLT’s scientific equipment, minor administrative costs associated with the stay, and a small contribution to Para La Tierra's conservation and education projects.

If you want to know more about the sort of projects you can get involved with, please see our website at www.paralatierra.org. You can also enquire through our online enquiry form. 

So if you're motivated to do something 'Para La Tierra' and make a real contribution to conservation in a little-known corner of South America, then get in touch with Karina at…

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