Research in the heart of the Amazon
We offer the opportunity to conduct research at amaZOOnico, where animals are rehabilitated, or at Selva Viva, the protected forest where animals are released.
Our Research Priorities
What are other Researchers Studying?
"The main objectives of my thesis are to contribute to the rehabilitation process of spider monkeys by teaching the monkeys how to behave like wild monkeys and to help them become included in the group and interact with each other. This will be done through the use of environmental enrichment systems"
"The main objectives of my research is to improve the diet in the rehabilitation process of the spider monkeys, contribute to the knowledge about the diet of reintroduced spider monkeys, and this way give them a bigger chance of successful reintroduction in the wild..."
Proficiency in English or Spanish
Have or be working towards an undergraduate or graduate degree
Able to withstand environmental conditions of the Amazon Rainforest
Cover own travel expenses to and from our field sites
Non-residents of Ecuador must be able to obtain an Ecuadorian temporary resident visa if research project will last more than 90 days
How to Apply?
Click "Apply as Researcher", then fill out the form and submit it.
Before completing the form, make sure you have the following documents ready:
CV (3 pages maximum)
Brief information about your project (title, abstract, objectives, importance, methods)
Contact information for two references
Follow our Nature Sightings!
Our forest guards ensure that Selva Viva remains free of illegal hunting, poaching or logging. Every day, our forest guards walk the forest recording all signs of wildlife. You can see their recordings on the iNaturalist platform below!