Join an Expedition

There are two types of expeditions available: (1) a group expedition through Earthwatch or (2) an individualized custom expedition.

Earthwatch Expedition

The Jaguar Conservation Fund is a partner with Earthwatch in connecting volunteers to spend 13 days helping the JCF researchers study jaguars in Emas National Park. To learn more or book an expedition, visit our link on the Earthwatch web site

Custom Expedition

Join the JCF researchers on expeditions throughout Brazil studying jaguars. The Jaguar Conservation Fund works in the following areas in Brazil:

- Barranco Alto farm in the Pantanal, the world’s largest seasonal flood plain
- Cantão State Park in the Amazon
- Araguaia River Biodiversity Corridor in Goiás and Mato Grosso
- Serra da Capivara and Serra das Confusões National Parks in the semi-arid Caatinga
- Nascentes do Rio Parnaíba National Park in the Brazilian savannah
- Emas National Park in the Brazilian savannah

The advantages of a custom expedition are:

- Travel to the region of Brazil you wish to visit: the Amazon rainforest, the Pantanal wetlands, the savanah, or the desert
- Spend time with Brazil’s leading jaguar experts
- Customize the physical activity level from easy to stenuous
- Customize the experience based on what type of activities you wish to participate in

If you are interested in a custom expedition, send an e-mail to

Contact us about costs of a custom expedition.

The focus of the custom expedition is scientific research. We can customize your experience to where you want to visit and what you would like to do, but the expedition is to do scientific research and not simply tourism.