We are very happy to report that the renovation process of Capitan’s enclosure has now been completed. For too long Mr Haw Haw has had a rather bare management cage, which urgently needed maintenance. Capitan now has a smaller house raised off the floor, giving him a great view into his cage to be able to see with more clarity what is going on inside the main enclosure.
In his main enclosure, he has recently moved into the vacant house which is far more spacious and he has instantly taken to this. On hot days he can often be seen reclining horizontally and stretching fully, taking advantage of the additional space that he now has. His old house has been torn down and recycled into a new feeding platform.
Future projects in Cap’s cage include a provisional bridge system linking his feeding platform to his house.
‘Sustainable development’ is a phrase that gets thrown around a lot today. We are delighted to announce that the official garden in Jacj Cuisi has produced its first fruits. After a few months of nurturing from our Cat Coordinator, Lauence Boule, including a daily bath in the vegetable ‘kindergarten’; she transplanted her little babies into the big garden. There, with the combined initial help of our volunteers, we have begun to see a few beautiful and luscious tomatoes clinging to the side of our vertical poles. We have been aided by local knowledge to try and keep the bugs at bay but they prove to be a constant nuisance! The tomatoes are just the beginning; the greenhouse is currently sheltering an array of other veggies including Peppers (hot and not), cucumbers, carrots, onions, potatoes and also a few fruits too. We hope that the upcoming rains will help push forward a boom in vegetable growth and soon we can try and take a step forward to becoming a little more sustainable.
In other food related news, we have had a torrent of raining avocados in the last few days. It is avocado time and everywhere they are available.
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.