Location
  • Costa Rica
    • Puerto Jimenez
Length
1 to 20 weeks

Program Details

Timeframe
Year Round
Housing
Lodge

Pricing

Price Details
1 week £545
2 weeks £835
3 weeks £1,145
4 weeks £1,415
5 weeks £1,645
6 weeks £1,795
7 weeks £1,975
8 weeks £2,145
10 weeks £2,475
20 weeks £3,795
Extra week £225
Christmas week £150
What's Included
Accommodation Airport Transfers Equipment Meals
What's Not Included
Airfare Travel Insurance Visa
Jan 23, 2020
Jan 28, 2020
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About Program

As a volunteer, you'd be stationed in Frontier's research camp, which is based amongst the dense tropical forest on the edge of Corcovado National Park, close to the shores of the Pacific Ocean in Carate, and join the local efforts to protect Costa Rica's trademark fauna: big cats, primates and turtles.

Corcovado National Park on Costa Rica' Osa Peninsula covers 0.03% of the world's landmass, and yet it is home of 4% of the world's species. However, it is slowly losing its diverse and rich fauna due to human intervention, so extra support is needed to keep this earthly Eden alive. You can help by joining our extensive and broad biodiversity surveys, such as walking primate transects to collect valuable data on various primate species in the park, beach patrols to assess and survey turtle nesting habits and hatchling health and big cat track surveying and data collection.

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Program Highlights

  • Contribute to vital conservation research in one of the most ecologically diverse locations on the planet.
  • Work on many local development projects, such as beach clean ups, turtle hatchery days, community days and teaching opportunities.
  • Awareness-raising and recreation activities in the local community.
  • Big cats and other mammal monitoring using field sign surveys and camera traps.
  • Forest trails, river walks and beach walks.

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Rachel
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

A Tropical Christmas

This year I decided to do something a little different for Christmas and help with some conservation work on the Osa peninsula Cost Rica. Instead of spending Christmas eve by the fire in Scotland, I was in the jungle looking for reptiles and amphibians and having close encounters with big cats (an ocelot!). This will be a Christmas I will always remember, and feel a sense of accomplishment having pushed myself far out of my comfort zone and done something valuable in the process.

What would you improve about this program?
I think the camp could be made more comfortable for those who live there. Even a small investment would provide the capital needed to make the living conditions more comfortable. Its okay for those who are there short term, but long term I think it becomes more of a problem.
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