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There are numerous ways in which you can help. However, from a practical point of view gifts in kind are difficult to accept, because of shipping and customs issues. We appreciate offers to volunteer, as we can sometimes use qualified people. Send us your CV or resume and maybe we can find something that works for both of us. The cost of being a volunteer is $1,750 US Dollars a month, which includes return airfare from Bogotá, a hammock, food, transport between Puerto Carreño and La Pedregoza, and some other odds and ends. Providing us with public relations help, referrals and connections is greatly appreciated. Links to our web site are also of assistance. At the end of the day, of course, the most useful help is cash, because it allows us to fund the projects we have already identified as priorities: the river turtle hatchery, the forest interpretive center and the native tree seed collection and propagation program.

In order to make effective use of PayPal, we have set it up so that you can determine the amount you wish to donate. All donations are in United States of America funds. We do not mail out receipts for donations of less than One Hundred ($100.00) US Dollars, to save costs. We will put you as a donor on our e-mail list, so that we can let you know what your money was used for. Our Privacy Policy Statement makes sure that any information you deposit with us remains private and does not go to unauthorized third parties. We are proud to say that our administrative costs never exceed ten (10.00%) of the money we raise, which means that ninety (90.00%)per cent or more of money raised goes to specified programs and projects. Of course we are more than happy to welcome donors to La Pedregoza Natural Reserve to see the work we do for themselves. If you have a larger donation in mind, then please don't hesitate to contact us directly!

Thank you for helping us save this unique eco-system, and to expand the habitat of the endangered wildlife that depends on it. Our heavily treed morichal drainage creeks are home to numerous decorative fish species. Wildlife that relies on the area includes jaguars, pumas, ocelots, giant otters, miko and red howler monkeys, deer, tapirs, lowland pacas, sloths, peccaries, armadillos, foxes, capybaras, rattlesnakes, boa constrictors, various frogs, numerous lizards, iguanas and tortoises, to name just a few. Important aquatic species that rely on the inundation forest include pink dolphins (Inia geoffrensis), sting rays, manatees (Trichechus manatus), yellow-bellied caimans, giant anacondas, three members of the Podoicnemis turtle family (Pexpansa, unifilis and vogli) and many important game fish. Hundreds of bird species use the native trees and live in the gallery and inundation forests at La Pedregoza, the best known being macaws and parrots, which are both endangered. 98.00% of migratory birds from North America and Greenland that fly to South America stop in Colombia. Colombia is estimated to have between 7 to 8 per cent of the planet's biodiversity. Another way in which you can help us is by purchasing copies of our colorful and detailed children's book, Arbolito the Saladillo, written by one of our founders. It's a great gift as every book sold plants 10 trees in the rain forest.

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