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.
     
    You can help Chewie and other animals like him by donating. Click here to help Chewie and other animals like him.
     
     
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