Saving one of the most endangered primates in the world

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Brazil

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  • Description

    Description

    Our organisation is dedicated to the preservation of the critically endangered Muriqui and Brazilian biodiversity. The Muriqui is the largest primate of the Americas and one of the most endangered primates of the world. Affectionally known as the "Hippy Monkey," this vegetarian monkey lives in the Atlantic Forest in social groups.

    We are currently operating a research center in the region of Ibitipoca, in Minas Gerais. One of the last remaining populations of the Muriqui live here, in a nature reserve that has been dedicated to reforesting the region over the last thirty years.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Our project is located in the rural area of Minas Gerais, in lush Atlantic Forest and traditional Mineiro farms. The project is 20 kilometers from the State Park of Ibitipoca, considered the third best state park in South America.

  • Help

    Help

    We need help around the house, helping with meals and the garden. We are implementing argoforestry systems, and appreciate the help that people with talents and skills can contribute.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Portuguese: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Our research base consists of a two bedroom brick house with a kitchen and living room. Each room has a bathroom and four sets of twin-sized beds.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There are a number of natural attractions in the region, such as waterfalls and sand fields. Nearby the village of Morreiros is the attraction of "Agua Santa," a caved that, according to local legend, has blessed water.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week



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