The purpose of Amazon Shelter is to ensure the conservation, preservation, protection and research of wildlife. We achieve this by rescuing and rehabilitating various species such as birds, mammals and reptiles threatened by the destruction of their habitat and wildlife trafficking. Animals are either delivered to the organization by the ATFFS (Technical Forestry and Wildlife Administration) or voluntarily brought by people who come to the Wild Animal Rehabilitation and Conservation Center (CRCAS) Amazon Shelter.
Our mission is to raise awareness among the population through environmental education programs and to promote the importance of the conservation of the environment. In addition to supporting state and private institutions that fight against the trafficking of wildlife species in Peru, we aim to become the center of information in the region and from the shelter we will conduct various investigations, both biological and veterinary, of Amazonian wildlife.
Currently eleven of the 32 howler monkeys staying at the center are completely rehabilitated (and have been since last year) and it is high time for them to go back in the nature and live a free life. Unfortunately Amazon Shelter is only sustainable thanks to its volunteer program and the tourists coming to visit the center. The shelter does not possess the money needed for the release of these howler monkeys who have been ready to leave the center for over a year.
So we ask all of you to help Jack & Aurelio, Diana, Miguelito & their baby, Lucas, Sebas, Coco, Elena, Karla & her baby. They are eager to get released and we will be ready as soon as we have the money to pay for their release.
The release will be carried out by Magali Salinas who has already participated in the release of various animals, our veterinarian who knows our animals and 2 or 3 volunteers. We will take the animals to a protected area (where previous releases have already taken place), stay 15 days and monitor their release to be sure everything goes well. The money will go to the health exams previous to their release (USD 1000) and anesthetics (USD 150), the veterinarian's salary for two months of monitoring (USD1000) transport to the concession (USD 900), food for animals and volunteers (USD 900), telemetry equipment (USD 3200) and collars (1200) then two other trips to further monitor the groups (USD 1200).