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NWP Global Registry of Apprentice Ecologists - Taricaya, Peru

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Taricaya, Peru
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jessicamds



Registered: December 2013
City/Town/Province: Brampton
Posts: 1
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Went to Peru by myself , I volunteer abroad in the Peruvian Amazon for 2 weeks. I helped rehabilitate endangered species and raised over 5000 canadian dollars in order to pay for the expenses.
The largest part of my goal was to identify the different methods used to preserve endangered animals in the Natural Reserve Taricaya which is two hours by boat from the city of Puerto Maldonado . During my stay, the pool was occupied by 30 volunteers from Italy, Norway, Spain, France and the United States . They were all between 16 and 23 years. My daily for two weeks activities included : cleaning animal cages kept in quarantine, prepare food and distribute it, take note of their behavior and the need to wear them to the vet who worked on site. One of the biggest projects Taricaya is the conservation of turtle eggs . The method used is to spend a night on the beach in tents , walking along the beach about one o'clock in the morning to find and collect turtle eggs which are then relocated on artificial beaches appointed specifically to whether safe and protected against natural enemies as " perritos de dios " or people interested in making a profit by selling them at the local black market. The night I attended these efforts , we found 12 nests containing 20 to 40 eggs each. I learned that it is not often that it happens to be a great success because volunteers often return to the reserve with empty buckets.
Another unique experience was to clean the "pool" of tapir which is not an easy task, because this " pool " is just a hole in the ground filled with dirty water and excrement .
Basically, the goal has been achieved according to the criteria that I proposed . I think I may have exceeded my expectations, because you never know how much I 've affected or touched someone. Perhaps this person is trying to create or implement a dream trip through what I did . My real goal was for myself , but all this time I encouraged people to try to relate my experience and their own lives. That is why I described in detail on my blog that I felt while performing my daily tasks.
Even after the trip , there were still people who asked me to take donations for the animals, which touches me deeply , because showing my compassion for these animals and my need to go to Peru to help these people had the need to donate , even after I finished the project. There are also other traces of admiration that I really appreciated : I get comments from people asking me is when my next trip? And they are ready to help me with my future projects. This not only shows that they remember me, but also the impact that I had. Now I feel that I project an image, so-called "public" , an ambitious young girl who gives her soul to the jungle. Through this project , now I have no fear or anxiety about my future projects.
Date: December 21, 2013 Views: 2008 File size: 17.1kb, 149.3kb : 960 x 720
Hours Volunteered: 160
Volunteers: 20
Authors Age & Age Range of Volunteers: 16 to 25
Area Restored for Native Wildlife (hectares): 32
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