Hi my names Vicky-Leigh and during the summer I'm heading off to South America with Quest4Change. I have created this site to raise money for the compulsory donation needed for my trip. This money goes straight to the charity to help the animals.
What's the problem?
Animals in Bolivia are often kept illegally, exotic animals are traded on the black market with little care as to their well being, they have often been abused which can result in permanent disabilities meaning that they would die without our help.
At the 2010 South American conference on Illegal Wildlife Trade in Brazil, the facts and figures highlighted the level of devastation: over 20 million species are smuggled out of South America a year, with only one out of every ten animals surviving both the moment of capture and its long journey.
How Quest4Change helps
We have been working with Inti Wara Yassi since 2003, providing much needed financial and volunteer support. Volunteers have spent thousands of man hours caring for, feeding and rehabilitating rescued animals from monkeys to pumas. When re-release into the wild is not a possibility our aim is to make their lives as comfortable as possible through the construction of bespoke cages. We also support the employment of a park manager for newest park, Jacj Cuisi.
Quest4Change and CIWY have worked together to not only provide for the animals housed in the parks, but also to expand the sanctuary to three parks, purchasing 600 hectares of rainforest to create a new sanctuary, and sponsoring a further 1000 acres of rainforest through partners Rainforest Concern. Over £180,000 has been donated in direct support to the parks.
- £5 – could help support one of our rescued monkeys for a month
- £50 – could save an acre of irreplaceable Amazonian rainforest
- £120 – could sponsor a cat for a year
Im not asking for lots of money whatever you can afford to give will go a long way. Thanks guys!