Wilson, a coati at Parque Ambue Ari, rests at camp; Photo Credit: Robbie Forrester
Friends of Inti Wara Yassi (FIWY) is the international organization that supports Comunidad Inti Wara Yassi´s work. It does so by providing administrative support, managing international fundraising, creating international awareness about CIWY’s work and establishing alliances with other organizations. FIWY also organizes events for former and future volunteers in the United Kingdom and Australia.
FIWY United Kingdom became the first international branch of CIWY in 2008. It is registered as a charity in England and Wales, with organization number 1124355. You can view its financial reports on the website of the British Charities Commission here.
FIWY Australia became registered as a charity in Australia’s Register of Environmental Organizations in 2018, with ABN 93433783701.
Donations made by UK taxpayers are eligible for Gift Aid, and donations by Australian taxpayers are tax-deductible. Visit the donate page to take advantage of these benefits!
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.