About the project

RAREC is a wildlife rescue center, and our core program is the rescue and rehabilitation of confiscated or injured species for future release. Our center also serves as a research facility for amazonian wildlife, with the goal of protecting existing wildlife populations.

Ex situ conservation is not a viable permanent alternative to on-site programs. Our base for field operations is our rescue center, which serves as a protected sanctuary, with programs aimed to revitalize populations through rescue, rehabilitation, and reintroduction to the species’ regular environment. We aim to replicate the success of similar programs abroad; build a strong support system ingrained into an ecosystem for conservation efforts is the best method for those species to regain a solid footing in their habitat of origin.

Locally, there is little awareness about the plight of the species, its importance to the ecosystem, or its protected status. Thus, RAREC’s rescue and rehabilitation program is complemented with our youth education program, our program for training in alternative sources of income, and our medical campaign programs. Our focus is the people living in the remote communities of the Amazon. By offering them viable alternatives to poaching, and by offering them an incentive to become involved in conservation, we will help protect the wildlife living in the vicinity of these communities.

Programs focused on environmental education and sustainable development are the most important aspect of our mission statement, and will become key to reaching an understanding with the local community, as we emphasize the important of conservation efforts, and how precious the commitment to conservation should be to all of us.

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About the homestay
The homestay is located in Iquitos, in the middle of the Peruvian Amazon. You have the chance to experience the magnificent tropical rain forest, with all its astonishing nature and its animals up close. There are many options to do day trips into the Amazon and get a feeling why it is called the “earth’s green lung”.
Additionally you can see the everyday work of taking care of the animals, that RAREC supports.

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Carretera Iquitos-Nauta Kilometro 47.5, Iquitos,
Iquitos, Iquitos, Peru
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