For more than 20 years CIWY has been working for the benefit 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 by sponsoring their long-term care.
Our brand new CIWY merchandise is now available for sale in our online shop. All proceeds go towards supporting our work to protect wildlife in Bolivia.
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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 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
News from Machia - June 2017 News from our WCC Machia including the new areas for the coatis, a tunnel cage system for the capuchins and pools for the spider monkeys
How your international support is helping our work in Bolivia Friends of Inti Wara Yassi supporting the work of CIWY
Concert "Voces de la Selva" The Concert of our Artist in Residence Peru Galbete
Cacao Survey - WCC Ambue Ari 2016 – 2017 Ambue Ari Cacao Survey
Carmen and Sean take on a huge challenge for CIWY Carmen and Sean will climb the three highest peaks in England
Artist in Residence Programme 2017 Calling all Artists interested in conservation and wildlife!
Presenting the album "Voces de la Selva" presenting the album "Voces de la Selva" and
Small and large carnivore habitat utility within WCC Ambue Ari Small and large carnivore habitat utility within WCC Ambue Ari
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.