Save Guatemalan Wildlife and Biodiversity!!!

by Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Association
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Save Guatemalan Wildlife and Biodiversity!!!
Save Guatemalan Wildlife and Biodiversity!!!
Save Guatemalan Wildlife and Biodiversity!!!
Save Guatemalan Wildlife and Biodiversity!!!
Save Guatemalan Wildlife and Biodiversity!!!
Save Guatemalan Wildlife and Biodiversity!!!
Save Guatemalan Wildlife and Biodiversity!!!
Save Guatemalan Wildlife and Biodiversity!!!
Save Guatemalan Wildlife and Biodiversity!!!
Save Guatemalan Wildlife and Biodiversity!!!
Save Guatemalan Wildlife and Biodiversity!!!
Save Guatemalan Wildlife and Biodiversity!!!
Save Guatemalan Wildlife and Biodiversity!!!
olive ridley
olive ridley

Guatemala is home to some of the world's most endangered wild animals and habitats. Some of these animals exist nowhere else in the world.  This project is supporting the food and medical costs of wild animals rescued, rehabilitated and released by ARCAS.  The majority of these animals have been confiscated by Guatemalan government authorities from illegal wildlife traffickers.  ARCAS also helps managing protected areas for wildlife, including the Hawaii Marine Protected Area, and protected areas in Peten and in Cerro Alux. Your generous donation has helped us keep our rescue centers running by purchasing food and veterinary medicines for the animals.

We are also preparing for the upcoming sea turtle nesting season by renovating our sea turtle hatchery and other facilities at the Hawaii Park.  The nesting season starts in July, and ends in November, so if you'd like to help, let us know. 

And, as part of our COLORES Yellow-naped amazon project and as a member of the Loros Sin Fronteras consortium, we have just finished up a publicity campaign aimed at reducing demand for the purchase of the critically endangered parrots.  You can get more details at www.lorossinfronteras.com  

Finally, we are initiating an exciting new project to build a permanent office, and rescue and research center in the Cordillera Alux protected area, so please stand by and get ready to help!  The local municipality has granted us a concession for a piece of land in the protected area, and we have begun work installing electricity and a water system.  We look forward to having better facilities and more space to care for the increasing numbers of confiscated wild animals we are receiving at the central office. 

On a special opportunity from our partner, GlobalGiving, to get donations of $100 USD and up matched on Wednesday, July 20, 2022, starting at 9 a.m. ET. The higher the amount, the higher the match while funds last. Thank you so much for your ongoing commitment to ARCAS and the wildlife of Guatemala

In addition to donating directly to our projects, GlobalGiving allows our supporters and ex-volunteers to create their own fundraising pages to invite their networks to support ARCAS’s wildlife conservation efforts, so if you can help in this way, let us know.  Celebrate your birthday, run a race, or start an employee competition!

Also, you can help by becoming an ARCAS monthly donor.  You can do this via GlobalGiving.  Recurring donors – even for small donations – are especially helpful as these are resources that we can count on from month-to-month to help us continue rescuing and conserving the wildlife of Guatemala. 

 

 Our many, many thanks to all our donors and friends around the work who share with us our desire to see all wild animals free and healthy.    

 

 

ARCAS

 

Parque Hawaii
Parque Hawaii
Centro de Rescate
Centro de Rescate

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Rehabilitated Pacific green sea turtle
Rehabilitated Pacific green sea turtle

Project report for “Save Guatemalan Wildlife and Biodiversity!!! (54727)”

March 17, 2022

 

Guatemala is home to some of the world's most endangered wild animals and habitats. Some of these animals exist nowhere else in the world.  This project is supporting the food and medical costs of wild animals rescued, rehabilitated and released by ARCAS.  The majority of these animals have been confiscated by Guatemalan government authorities from illegal wildlife traffickers.  ARCAS also helps managing protected areas for wildlife, including the Hawaii Marine Protected Area, and protected areas in Peten and in Cerro Alux.  

During the last four months, and despite the continued disruptions caused by the Covid pandemic and a lack of volunteers and interns, we continue our work rescuing and conserving Guatemalan wildlife.  Between our rescue centers in Peten, the Parque Hawaii and our San Lucas office, we received 34 confiscated animals, including scarlet macaws, yellow-naped amazons, white-fronted parrots, spider monkeys and a cara cara.  We finished up the 2021 sea turtle season on the Pacific coast and collected and incubated over 12,000 olive ridley sea turtle eggs.  In December, we released out rehabilitated Pacific green sea turtle at Hawaii.  She seemed to have recuperated nicely and swam straight out to sea.  As part of our sea turtle population monitoring program, we collected crawl count data at 6 sites along the Pacific coast from July to December, adding to our data base of data stretching back to 2003.  We also received the wonderful news that our nomination of Pedro Viteri as Disney Conservation Hero was approved, which will bring much needed attention to the plight of the critically endangered yellow-naped amazon as well as fulfilling Pedro and his family’s dream of establishing a protected area on their farm.   

Finally, we are initiating an exciting new project to build a permanent office, and rescue and research center in the Cordillera Alux protected area, so please stand by and get ready to help!  We look forward to having better facilities and more space to care for the increasing numbers of confiscated wild animals we are receiving at the central office. 

 

Our many, many thanks to all our donors and friends around the work who share with us our desire to see all wild animals free and healthy.    

 

ARCAS

ARCAS
ARCAS

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Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Association

Location: San Lucas - Guatemala
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Twitter: @ARCASGuate
Project Leader:
Colum Muccio
San Lucas, Guatemala
$22,717 raised of $100,000 goal
 
144 donations
$77,283 to go
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