New updates from the research projects currently underway at Jacj Cuisi: The surveying is now almost complete, however due to staff absences, low numbers of volunteers, and frequent rains the team have been unable to retrieve the final rounds of camera trapping data or collect the final environmental variables required for a complete analysis. However there have been some very exciting discoveries since the last project update.
Firstly, giant anteater (Myrmecophaga tridactyla) have finally been observed within the survey periods, meaning that with a few more observations the team will hopefully be able to conduct occupancy analysis to better understand whether the work conducted within the reserve impacts this currently endangered species. For the first time at either WCC Ambue Ari or WCC Jacj Cuisi, the team have observed giant armadillo (Priodontes maximus). This elusive species, currently classified as endangered by the IUCN, can grow up to lengths of 1.5m and may weigh as much as 30kg. While single observations are not sufficient for habitat analysis, the fact that another endangered species is able to reside within WCC Jacj Cuis highlights the continued importance of this CIWY refuge to wild species.
The team have observed another juvenile Brazilian tapir (Tapirus terrestris), currently classified as endangered by the IUCN. With at least two different juveniles observed within the first two sampling periods (able to be identified by the spots possessed by young tapir), early indications show that WCC Jacj Cuisi may be a valuable refuge for this charismatic species. Tapir are one of the focal species of the survey, and while the final round of data is still to be collected, preliminary habitat modelling has been conducted. Early results are concurrent with previous research, suggesting tapir to be positively affected by proximity to year round water bodies and negatively affected by proximity to roads. However, similar to a survey conducted within WCC Ambue Ari in late 2016, – where the team were analysing the effect of managed felids on wild meso-predators – early indications suggest that tapir occupancy within WCC Jacj Cuisi is negatively affected by the activity of CWIY’s managed pumas, with tapir approximately 4.2 times less likely to be detected within an area for each time a managed puma is detected. The team hope that analysis of the final round of data will enable a better understanding of this effect, so that management decisions can be implemented to mitigate this impact.
Mother and juvenile Brazilian tapir (Tapirus terrestris) detected 140m away from managed male puma.
Giant armadillo (Priodontes maximus) observed using a managed female puma trail.
Giant anteater (Myrmecophaga tridactyla) detected 160m away from managed female puma trail.
New Howler Monkey Enclosure, Thanks to IPPL! The International Primate Protection League (IPPL) funded the construction of a new Howler Monkey Enclosure at Ambue Ari Sanctuary.
Current results and discussion from the research underway at Ambue Ari - VIII Bolivian Congress of Mastozoology and IV Latin American Congress of Mastozoology - La Paz 11.07.2018 Potentially unusual jaguar abundance within a 3.9km2 section of WCC Ambue Ari and the potential importance of surrounding landscapes to future jaguar conservation. Ollie Bartlett - Coordinator of Environmental Research
Socialization Programme for our Capuchin Monkeys News about our socialization programme at Machia
CIWY research projects An update on the progress of our research proyect in Ambue Ari
Working as a vet with CIWY Read more about Marta's experience as a vet at CIWY
My experience at CIWY Karen shares with us what she learned and lived while being at CIWY
Tejon Garden Update Check out how the construction of our Tejon garden goes
A new enclosure for Ivan Our tayra at Machia gets a new space
Back to Freedom The history of 7 boas
Artist in Residence 2017/18 Meet Silvia and her art
Calling all Artists interested in #conservation and #wildlife! Applications are now open to join our Artist in Residence programme in 2018.
News from Machia - November 2017 Snakes, Caimans and insects at WCC Machia
News from Jacj Cuisi - November 2017 Capitan's enclosure and our vegetable garden
News from Ambue Ari - October 2017 Information about our new squad member, the construction of the Tejon Garden and Maggie
News from the research project at WCC Jacj Cuisi Habitat preferences of the endangered lowland tapir (Tapirus terrestris)at WCC Jacj Cuisi.
CIWY is celebrating 25 years as an organization, with already 21 years in Machia. In Ambue Ari we have been working for the past 15 years and also in Jacj Cuisi it has been already 8 years now.
Research Project - Jacj Cuisi An update from our Research Project in Jacj Cuisi
News from Ambue Ari - Mayo 2017 News from our WCC Ambue Ari including saying goodbye to Sama, constructions on Leo's management cage and new members.
Come and join us at Pete the Monkey Festival! We are looking for 4 volunteers who have visited CIWY in the past to help us run a fun, awareness-raising, craft activity
Friends of Inti Wara Yassi (FIWY) is our sister organization in the UK. They have been a major source of support since their founding in 2008. Find out more about FIWY here.
Quest Overseas organizes gap year trips for British and international students. Since 2001, Quest has worked with CIWY to bring much needed volunteers and funds. If you are interested in the programs they have with us, find out more here.