I'm heading to the Amazon in a few months.
I haven't been more excited for a place like I am now in a long time.
He told me not to get my hopes up on seeing any panthers or big mammals, but that I should get ready to see things nobody has ever seen before. The Amazon hold 10% of the world's species and 20% of the world's bird species. There are more than 2.5 million different insect species and over 4000 plant species. Check out this photo essay on new recently discovered species in the Amazon forest. There's even a monkey that purrs like a cat.
The Amazon has been ravaged by deforestation and exploitation of natural resources. The Volunteer Bay is committed to ensuring the sustainable future of the Amazon- and offers a unique Amazon volunteer conservation program here. Learn more about the Amazon and how we can create a sustainable future for all involved.