Expeditions to Explore South American Wildlands and Biodiversity
You can join us on an expedition to explore and document South America's immense wildlands. PBI's expeditions focus on what we call the "Big Wild" - roadless areas over one million acres in size. Wildlands this large are quite uncommon in today's world, but they still exist in South America.
of the 2013 expedition to Nevado de Cachi
Volunteers are invited to join these research expeditions and help us to explore the tremendous biodiversity and beautiful landscapes of some of the largest wildland areas left on Earth. We are currently working to map, explore, document and work with conservation partners on protection measures for the vast remaining wildlands of South America.
- Read more about our South America Wildlands and Biodiversity Project
- View a galley of photos from our 2011 expeditions
Our expeditions offer a unique opportunity to explore unfragmented wildlands that are millions of acres in size, documenting found. The landscape is vast, but our experience of it is intimate. You will also be able to meet and get to know people who live near these wild areas and enjoy the rich culture of rural Argentina.
We visit some of the most magnificent places in South America, yet few people know about them. We're exploring lands well-off the tourist trail, wild and spectacular places full of wildlife, amazing botanical diversity and surprising archeological sites from Inca and pre-Inca cultures. We interview local people about their use and perceptions of the surrounding wildlands. We take time to enjoy the local cuisine, their wines and warm South American hospitality.
As a participant, you are contributing to our research effort and gathering valuable information, photos and videos that will be used to map and describe these areas in ways that will further their protection. Volunteers are invited to apply to any or all of our expeditions. Space is very limited. Read the left side bar on this page for current expedition dates.
Learn more about the wildlands we will visit in 2013:
To apply for one of these expeditions, please download an application below and return it to us.
Additional information can be found in our Frequently Asked Questions.
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