Sustainable Bolivia is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in the Bolivian Amazon around the city of Riberalta that partners with local initiatives to provides resources that support ecotourism, health and education. Volunteers and interns are placed with partner NGOs throughout the country, namely in and around Riberalta, Bolivia.
By working with the municipal government and local communities, SB helped to establish a reserve of more than 20,000 in the Bolivian Amazon in 2016. To support conservation efforts and provide a sustainable income, SB is working inside the Aquicuana reserve to promote local ecotourism projects. Proposed initiatives include guided nature hikes, plant medicine, canoe rides, bird watching and fishing.
As such, we are looking for a student or professional passionate about biodiversity and biology in order to study animals in the Reserve, list them based on lists and pictures we already have, and suggest observation projects (which type of animal, where in the reserve, which season). For this opportunity you will be able to be in contact punctually with a local biologist with 20 years of experience in the region. However, this local researcher helps Sustainable Bolivia on a volunteer and sporadic basis he can’t act as a tutor. You will be under the responsability of SB’s National Director.
Responsibilities may include: