Save The Chinchillas!
Do you love chinchillas? Would you like a chance to travel and save wild chinchillas? Now you can! The Save the Wild Chinchillas project is looking for volunteers who want to help with restoration of the wild chinchillas natural habitat. The wild chinchilla population has been reduced by 90% in the last 3 generations due to hunting and reduction of habitat. The good news is, there are people like Amy Dean who are working hard to bring back the natural habitat and preserve these lovely creatures in their natural habitat. Amy lives in Illapel,a Chilean city, which is the capital of the Choapa Province.
The major issue they faced in 2009 was a lack of volunteers to help with the watering of the plants they planted in order to restore the habitat and food supply of the wild chinchillas.This year, they are looking for more volunteers to help in their effort. You will be provided with a place to stay while you are there, but Amy is a vegetarian and asks that you do not eat meat in their home. There are however restaurants near by where you can order what you want.You can learn more about becoming a volunteer here or on their website .
If you become a volunteer, we would love to hear your stories!