For more than 20 years CIWY has has been working for the benfit of wildlife rescued from illegal trafficking, giving disadvantaged youth a sense of purpose through involvement with wildlife care, and educating the Bolivian public to respect wildlife.
During this time, CIWY has also dedicated its efforts towards battling wildlife trafficking, conserving wild flora and fauna, as well as rescuing animals which have been victims of mistreatment and illegal trading. In recent years, CIWY has focussed on rehabilitation and care of wild animals rescued from trafficking, from homes where they were kept as pets, from zoos and circuses, or affected by the destruction of their natural habitat.
As Bolivia’s leading organization in wildlife rights and care, we hope to make drastic changes in our country’s view of wild animals and make strides in ending a cruel trade that removes them from their natural homes.
You can help the animals cared for in our Wildlife Custody Centres!
Each month features a stunning photograph of one of the animals cared for at our three Wildlife Custody Centres.
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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.
News from Jacj Cuisi - november 2016 A farewell to Lobo, the new kittens and the fumador
Education Campaign Continuing with our Education campaign, we went to an orphanage close to Villa Tunari
News from Machia - november 2016 News from the construction for the coatis, Fernanda, an albifrons, moving into a new area, the new design for our management area "Heaven" for our capuchin monkeys and the reintroduction of an anteater.
News from Ambue Ari - november 2016 Saying goodbye to Elsa, construction at Leo's management cage, the new arrival of a baby sloth and a baby howler monkey.
The fire at Ambue Ari The fire that sadly affected Ambue Ari
Voices of the Jungle - Artist in Residency 2016 An update on our Artist in Residency 2016
International Auction International Auction to support the new aviary at Ambue Ari
CIWY Australia Prom CIWY Australia Prom
Research Project Ambue Ari Updates from our Research Project at Ambue Ari
News from Ambue Ari - Junio 2016 Ru's new enclosure, Kusiy's enclosure, Enrichment, Research, medical donations
News from Machia - Junio 2016 Balu's new enclosure, new animals, enrichment, donations
News from Jacj Cuisi - Junio 2016 Simba, Lunas moves to new enclosure, Tortoises release, Chaco, Enrichment
Education Campaign Our Education Campaign
Update Artist in Residency 2015 News from our Artist Bàrbara Baro
News from Machia - March 2016 New baby animals, Guapa to the mirado and Apple's baby
Surname for our new baby jaguar Immortalise your family name in the Bolivian Amazon and bid for the right to choose the surname for KUSIY, the latest jaguar to arrive at the Bolivian Animal Sanctuary Ambue Ari, managed by Comunidad Inti Wara Yassi (CIWY).
Call for proposal - join our Artist in Residence programme in 2016 We are currently accepting applications for Artists to join our Artist in Residence Programme in 2016. The deadline for submission is thursday 31th March 2016.
Parque Machia Update November 2015 4 monkeys go up to the mirador, and a baby jaguar arrives
News from Machía - September 2015 A new enclosure for Marley, the rehabilitation of a baby giant anteater, support from Pete the Monkey, babies introduced to the Mirador, a visit from a wildlife Dentist and microchips for identifying monkeys.
News from Ambue Ari - September 2015 Construction is underway on Ru's new encloure, thanks to our latest Quest group, sterilizations for Lucinda and Kevo, updates on our three Geoffroy's Cats, a new night monkey and Prom goes global.