Rescue

  • As part of our current anti wildlife trafficking campaign and our continuing fight against the illegal wildlife trade in Peru, we held more capacity building workshops for the diverse wildlife authorities (Environmental police, Port authorities, Regional Environmental Authorities, Rescue centres and other actors) in the cities of Tarapoto, Iquitos, Pucallpa y Chachapoyas, as well as visiting the municipal authorities of Lagunas which is one of the stops that traffickers make while transporting animals to market. During these workshops we gave presentations on the consequences of wildlife traffic for animals and ecosystems, animal welfare, zoonotic illness, wildlife management and rehabilitation and reintroduction of rescued wildlife. During these trips we also took the time to visit many local rescue centres as well as markets where wildlife is illegally sold. Once again we witnessed the terrible effect of this trade, finding many animals suffering in appalling conditions, as well as the incredible effort a few dedicated individuals and groups are making to try and give rescued wildlife the best opportunities possible.

  • Today, on a visit to the regional wildlife authorities, we found them with a newly rescued black and white eagle (Spizaetus melanoleucus) that they needed our help with. This specimen was trapped in a cage meant for a much smaller bird, and had been forced through a door that it was too large to pass back out of, meaning we had to cut the bars of the cage in order to be able to free it. Once this was done we rushed the bird to our vet who found and set in plaster a broken left ankle. The animal is now in a much larger cage with space to perch. It will be sent to a rescue centre tomorrow morning where it will rest and recuperate. In one month we will return to remove the plaster from its broken leg and hopefully this magnificent eagle will be able to fly and hunt again.

     

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    Meet Chewie, a Critically Endangered San Martin titi monkey and our latest rescued baby monkey. He will stay in our care until he is old enough to travel to a suitable rescue centre. In the wild, Chewie would remain with his family group until he is old enough to find a mate, but unfortunately he will miss out on this vital experience. Chewie is in good health but has scars on his chin and the top of his head, probably from injuries sustained during his capture.
     
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  • Our generous donors and funders have enabled us to do some great work in 2018!

     

    We’ve continued fighting the illegal trade in wildlife through education and activism.  We have cared for and found homes for 149 rescued monkeys, parrots,  turtles, eagles and sloths. We initiated field research at 2 new sites in San Martin, and planted thousands of trees for our reforestation work.

     

    Looking back over 2018, we’re particularly proud of the advances we made in negotiations with land invaders in the Gran Simacache Conservation Concession. It was, and still is, a very dangerous situation for everyone involved, but we have taken the first steps to resolving the conflict. Seehere  for the full story.

     

    Amongst the animals we cared for this year was Chewie, a Critically Endangered San Martin titi monkey who was orphaned while still a baby. We will never know for sure what happened to Chewie before she came to us, but most monkeys in her situation were captured from the wild, torn from the back of their murdered mothers or fathers. Chewie was one of the ‘lucky’ rescued ones, and we cared for her until she was strong and old enough to be transferred to a rescue centre. Of the 149 rescued animals that we helped this year, 81 were able to be released back to the wild.

     

     

    We hope you will follow our work in 2019 - we’ve got some exciting things planned!  

     

    Every single thing we do is thanks to our generous funders and donors.  A huge thank you to the International Primate Protection League, Restore UK, Scott Rasmussen Family Foundation, WWF EFN Program,  Lush and This is My Earth, all of whom provided us with funding in 2018.  And to those of you who havedonated orgive monthly, we could not do this without you!

     

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    Chewie - One of the animals helped by NPC this year

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