GVI’s research station can be found in the middle Kekoldi Indigenous Reserve (KIR), which stretches from rainforest covered mountains across sustainable farmland. The reserve is protected by indigenous tribes, and home to some of the richest jungle habitats in the world. You’ll spend your time on-project surrounded by this breathtaking scenery and some truly remarkable wildlife, including such species as ocelots, Jaguarundi, howler monkeys, toucans, sloths and coati.
Working closely with KIR and members of the community, your hands-on research efforts will contribute to the long-term sustainable conservation of the essential biodiversity of this stunning habitat. This includes hiking the jungle trails, conducting biodiversity surveys, checking camera traps for footage of wild cats, helping monitor sea turtle nests, and exploring the rainforest-filled mountains noting important bird species.