Media work experience in the Amazon, Peru

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Responsible tourism

Media work experience in the Amazon, Peru

Carbon reduction

Your holiday will help support local people and conservation. We must also reduce CO2. Learn about the CO2 emissions of this holiday and how to reduce them.


The love and care for Peru is the driving force behind this project's operations. To this end, they run conservation projects, community projects and related internships that leave you with a lifelong lasting concern for conservation and community.

Their vision is to help create and sustain a more prosperous, fair and healthy Amazon for present and future generations. Harmonising conservation initiatives, social welfare and economic stability in a consistent manner is their ethos.

The project currently protects over 643 hectares of forest in the most biodiverse place in the world. They finance a variety of conservation research programmes that involve both local and international students and they have created comprehensive registers of biodiversity. This year alone research undertaken with Glasgow University has led to the potential discovery of 5 new species of amphibians as well as 7 individual types of Jaguar - unheard of anywhere else in the Amazon.

They also currently protect 13 species of endangered animals on the reserve. During the last year our bio-camera trapping recorded 655 different species within the reserve.

They are extremely concerned to ensure that their impact is always positive and never damaging. They aim to bring benefit to local communities, especially the vulnerable and the poor, and to help sustain a healthy environment where both people and nature can thrive.

During your internship you'll learn to appreciate how the skills you gain can help you to sustain and perpetuate a concern for environments and habitats.

The Lodge in the Manu Biosphere Reserve where you'll live during your Internship has been verified by the Rainforest Alliance for their commitment to sustainable practices. It was designed using sustainable principals and all the materials used are from sustainable sources. The designs are based on local Machigenga tribe’s building style and they have unofficially been recognised by the Ministry of Tourism as one of the best lodges in the Madre de Dios region.

Locally they share transport with other local operators to reduce carbon footprint. They continually strive to improve their environmental sustainability, reduce their footprint on the planet, and support the flourishing of plant and animal life.


We provide our volunteers and interns with many tips on how to be a responsible traveller regarding the environmental impact they have.

We want you to be immersed in the culture, by living and working with local people. We work with local communities, local charities, local government bodies and local schools. We also often partner with local organisations whom we have vetted to ensure that they are committed to the projects they run, that they have the same responsible attitude to the local community that we do, that they are eco-friendly and have ethical policies.

In our projects and in our headquarters offices, we take an environmentally responsible attitude towards recycling and reusing of waste products.

Our volunteers are given pre-departure Information that encourages them to minimise waste and reduce their use of water and electricity, in other words, to live sensitively in the environment that they’re working in.


This project's community-minded efforts include trying to minimise the adverse effect of poverty and poor resource management by local communities. To do this, they actively engage with local communities to come up with sustainable strategies that will change the lifestyles and quality of life of the indigenous people, the care and conservation of indigenous wildlife and plant life, and minimise or eliminate any negative impact on the environment.

Among many other efforts, the project employs local people, uses local partners who subscribe to positive environmental impacts such as encouraging the use of environment-friendly products, and creates and promotes sustainable agriculture and timber and carbon alternatives which reduce the human and carbon footprint in the rainforest.

Social Responsibility:
The information we provide prepares our volunteers for their placement and how to deal with the local people. It also briefs our volunteers on the Do’s and Don’ts and ensures that they are aware of the possible impact of their behaviour.

Cultural sensitivity:
Volunteers receive an induction and orientation on arrival which covers things like being sensitive to the culture you’re in, everyday processes which will be different to what you’re accustomed to, how to have the maximum beneficial imprint and the minimum negative impact.

We stress the importance of responsible tourism, cultural differences and acceptable/unacceptable conduct. Where appropriate, volunteers are briefed on local customs, particularly those that are different to the volunteer’s accepted norm.

Economic Responsibility
For nearly 25 years our volunteers have lived in the local community, spent their money with local traders and brought funding to the projects they work with. Travellers employs local staff and works with local support staff. This helps to fund the project directly and through bringing money into the local community.

The organisations we work with are often struggle to financially support and maintain the work they do, so every penny raised makes a real difference.
Our aim is to create always a Win-Win-Win situation in terms of the benefits for, (a) the local communities and institutions you work in, (b) our Volunteers, i.e. you, and (c) for Travellers. We do not embark on any project that is not beneficial to all three of these stakeholders.

Before our Volunteers depart on their projects, we provide them with comprehensive information about their project and country:
(1) A detailed Programme Guide to Volunteering which we’ve produced in-house.
(2) A detailed Country Factfile,
(3) A detailed Project Description Booklet specific to their Project.
(4) Safety Book: This book is produced by Travellers and has common-sense but necessary general safety tips while travelling, as well as safety advice relevant to your specific destination country.

Our projects enable vital conservation, research, care and education work to take place directly where it is most needed. Our volunteers contribute, all over the world, to projects that would not exist without them.

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