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Canopy Access Course (BCAP)
Explore the rainforest canopy 10D 9N $ (TBC)


The crees experiential learning programmes were designed to provide opportunities for volunteers to actively participate in important conservation and sustainable community development initiatives managed by the crees foundation.

It is our aim to ensure that as a volunteer you have a truly inspirational educational experience, where you are able to contribute to sustainable, well-structured and meaningful projects.

  • To have a fun, challenging and life-changing educational experience
  • To gain a deeper understanding of the Amazon Rainforest in the most biodiverse place on earth
  • To live and work alongside conservation researchers and community development staff and understand the challenges they face on a day-to-day basis and what their work entails
  • To meet local communities and learn how crees are supporting them to live in a more sustainable way.
  • To contribute towards local scientifically credible projects that have a large impact on local conservation efforts and communities
  • To gain work experience in a variety of conservation monitoring skills
  • 100% of all profits from tourism, internships and volunteering are used to fund the running of crees Foundation projects

*Please note the sample itinerary is an example only and is subject to change.

Course Objectives

  • To prepare the trainee for the rigours of physical work in a tropical forest and to equip them with the ability to deal with potential hazards present in the canopy.
  • To successfully interpret the body language of trees with a view to assessing their structural integrity and suitability for use in climbing activities.
  • To teach safe and efficient climbing rope installation.
  • To teach safe ascent and descent of ropes.
  • To teach safe work positioning in order to perform simple tasks at height safely and confidently.
  • To teach safe basic rope manoeuvres, such as passing in-line knots, rope-to-rope transfers etc. and to provide enough support for trainees to practice these techniques until competent.
  • To teach competent rigging of remote rope rescue techniques and to practice these drills within controlled group scenarios.
  • To teach aerial rope rescue and how to recognise when to apply them.
  • To teach each trainee to take personal responsibility for their own safety and the safety of others. We place a high level of emphasis on operating as a team to make informed and important safety decisions whilst working in extremely remote and challenging environments.

 

 

Research

Crees works with a number of partner organisations, such as international universities, Manu National Park authorities, local governments and local educational institutions and communities. We take pride in our work which we eagerly take the opportunity to share.

  • So far we have created over 50 family biogardens.
  • Helped to build six institutional biogardens (four of which provide healthy meals to more than 360 children at the local school).
  • These activities have resulted in an annual increase in income of 35.28% since 2009
  • We have directly improved child health and nutrition
  • We have created more than 50 hectares of agroforestry plots
  • Helped plant over 10,000 banana trees, 3,000 hardwood and softwood trees.
  • We have created the first program in Peru to ever commercialise carbon credits on behalf of a local community


Community

  • So far we have created over 50 family biogardens.
  • Helped to build six institutional biogardens (four of which provide healthy meals to more than 360 children at the local school).
  • These activities have resulted in an annual increase in income of 35.28% since 2009
  • We have directly improved child health and nutrition
  • We have created more than 50 hectares of agroforestry plots
  • Helped plant over 10,000 banana trees, 3,000 hardwood and softwood trees.
  • We have created the first program in Peru to ever commercialise carbon credits on behalf of a local community