We are a small dedicated research and conservation team working on the Caribbean island of Utila, Honduras. We study both the wildlife and habitats on the island. Research involves the Critically Endangered Utila spiny-tailed iguana, invertebrate, bats, and other reptiles and amphibians.
The primary habitat on the island is mangrove, which makes for fun and exciting field work! There is also forest, coastal scrub, iron shores, and some beautiful beaches to explore.
We accept research students to complete both undergraduate and postgraduate projects, as well as general volunteers to help us with all of our research. We also have an education program involving 7 local schools, and a community project supporting people that create products and artwork on the island, to provide sustainable eco-friendly incomes.
As we are a small team, you will be fully part of all of our work, from maintaining the house and garden, collecting data in the field, analysing collections in the lab, and checking out the varied nightlife on the island!
Utila is a beautiful small very friendly island, so why not complete your research or gain some valuable field experience whilst enjoying the Caribbean lifestyle!
We provide accommodation and all meals, as well as full scientific support if needed, and any help required to prepare for your trip.
We are a pretty relaxed household, but we have some basic rules to ensure happy communal living and to keep everyone safe. Keep the noise to a minimum after 10pm. No drugs. Minimal drinking. No walking outside the house at night alone.