Many professionals would like to work for organizations committed to protecting animals and biodiversity efforts. We share organizations making impact for animals in fascinating locations in Latin America and the Caribbean.
The Belize Bird Rescue is a nonprofit that operates under license and support from the Government of Belize Forest Department and is Belize's only multi-species avian rescue and rehabilitation center. Belize Bird Rescue in Cayo District is situated on a privately-owned 50-acre reserve.
To learn about internship and volunteer (remote option) opportunities, visit belizebirdrescue.com/intern.
The White River Fish Sanctuary is a designated special fishery conservation area off Ocho Rios on Jamaica’s north coast. It extends 3.62 km/2.25 mi and covers 150-hectares/372 acres of coral reef and seagrass meadows. The White River Fish Sanctuary was featured in Harper’s Baazar last year for its efforts in coral gardening.
For more information on how to work with the White River Fish Sanctuary, visit https://whiteriverfishsanctuary.com/#getinvolved
Vida Silvestre offers conservation management and environmental education in Uruguay. Vida Silvestre collaborates with communities, municipalities, the national government, educational entities, companies, and other NGOs.
To get involved, visit https://vidasilvestre.org.uy/contacto.
The Bahamas Alliance For Animal Rights and Kindness (Baark) carries out a spay/neuter program and education projects to reduce the homeless animal population and end the suffering of dogs and cats in the Bahamas.
To get involved, visit https://baarkbahamas.com/volunteers/.
Global Sanctuary for Elephants (GSE) exists to create vast safe spaces for captive elephants, where they are able to heal physically and emotionally. Brazil was chosen as the location for GSE’s pilot project to ensure that the growing number of elephants displaced by ongoing bans on performing animals across South America would be guaranteed compassionate care in an appropriate habitat.
The GSE sanctuary is in Chapada dos Guimarães, Brazil. For more on how to get involved, visit https://globalelephants.org/how-to-help/.
The Global Penguin Society fosters the conservation of all penguin species and their associated ecosystems, generating science, management guidelines, and education. They have protected 32,000,000 acres of marine/coastal areas and 2,400,000 penguins.
The Global Penguin Society is an international organization with programs in Peru, Ecuador, Brazil, Chile, Argentina, and Uruguay. To contact them, visithttps: www.globalpenguinsociety.org/#contact