Balú, a spectacled bear, walks through Parque Machía; Photo Credit: Colm Moore
You can personally support a rescued animal in Bolivia from anywhere in the world. As a sponsor, you help animals at CIWY live happy, healthy lives, despite their traumatic pasts. Many volunteers form a special bond with specific animals and choose to continue sponsoring them from home. Whether you have visited the sanctuaries or not, consider supporting one of these magnificent animals. Every contribution helps.
Choose a rescued animal and start your special relationship!
If you wish to sponsor an animal not pictured below, please send us an email. We would love to see all the animals get sponsors!
Many of the rescued animals cannot be released into the wild, either due to injury or because they are too dependent on human support from an early age. When their release is impossible, we provide them with an environment as similar as possible to their natural habitat. The animals receive large enclosures, diets formulated according to the specific needs of each species, individualized veterinary care and daily environmental enrichment. This high level of care comes at a cost, and CIWY receives no government funding to support it. We invite you to help by sponsoring an animal.
Choose to contribute US$10, US$20 or US$40 a month to sponsor the animal you have chosen. Your donation will go directly towards the care of your animal and others in his or her sanctuary.
As a sponsor, you will receive:
Your beautiful personalized certificate will commemorate your generosity.
It also makes a lovely gift for the animal-lover in your life!
Thank you to the following, who generously provide support to these animals on an ongoing basis:
Fabian Müller since 2017
Alan Burness since 2017
Debbie Johnsen since 2017
Charles Bell since 2017
Georgie Passalaris since 2017
Jonathan Leigh since 2017
Martina Sunnås since 2018
Leslie Poulson since 2018
Natali Yavelikova since 2018
Lenna Matilda Mulczyk-Vidaurre since 2019
Fanella Pritchard since 2020
Mary-Rita McGuire since 2020
Colton Smith since 2020
Emma Lowry since 2020
John Halladay since 2016
Marzena Gnap since 2016
Sean Patrick Walsh since 2016
NJ Ferris since 2016
Carlos Beltrán since 2017
Adriana Avila since 2018
Saule Janaviciute since 2019
Felicia Thomas since 2020
Falk Heuer since 2020
David Varela since 2015
Clancy Moore since 2017
Julie Rivet since 2017
Graydon Moore since 2018
Vera Kraak since 2018
Ana Rodriguez Carvajal since 2019
Silja Ástudóttir since 2019
Paola Tatiana Estrada Encinas since 2019
Romaine Furmston-Evans since 2019
Nathan Fowler since 2019
Michael Moraitis since 2020
Ruth Crowe since 2020
Dominique Spencer since 2020
Comunidad Inti Wara Yassi (CIWY) is a Bolivian Non-Governmental Organisation engaged in protecting wildlife rescued from illegal trafficking and the conservation of ecosystems. Across its three wildlife sanctuaries, CIWY has cared for thousands of animals over the years, providing for them a better quality of life and a future in their natural habitat. CIWY has been in operation since 1992 and is today recognised internationally for its work in wildlife care and rehabilitation.
Part of the extended CIWY family are Friends of Inti Wara Yassi UK and Friends of Inti Wara Yassi Australia, two international nonprofits founded and run by former volunteers to facilitate fundraising and permit tax-deductible donations for British and Australian taxpayers.