Bitón, a male howler monkey at Parque Ambue Ari, looks into a fisheye lens; Photo Credit: Harry Hazlewood
CIWY promotes the scientific study of the environment and species as a tool against habitat destruction, illegal trafficking and species decline. Throughout the years we have acquired substantial knowledge of the species and habitats surrounding CIWY’s sanctuaries.
We provide the opportunity to students and researchers from across the globe to carry out scientific studies that can contribute to the understanding of our environment and the strength of the conservation mission. If you are a student or professional and would like to collaborate on a research venture, please contact us with your proposal at email@example.com.
CIWY’s scientific research to date has included the following topics:
Behavioral studies of the species we house at our sanctuaries.
Deep analysis of the ecological role of certain species in the dispersion of seeds to promote reforestation.
Population studies of flora and fauna existing within our sanctuaries and protected wild areas.
Management and release protocols of different species.
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.