This wildlife rescue centre was opened in response to the alarming disappearance of native species from the wild.
The decline in local populations of wild animals is obvious and dramatic. The large noisy flocks of scarlet macaws reported by early explorers have been reduced to just 300 birds in the Laguna del Tigre Park. While fairly plentiful even 15 years ago, Baird’s tapirs and jaguars are becoming more and more difficult to see. The giant anteater and the Harpy eagle have not been sighted in recent years and are presumed extinct in the region. This wildlife rescue centre was opened in response to the alarming disappearance of native species from the wild. Initially the centre was built to rehabilitate wild animals that were confiscated on the black market by the Guatemalan government. The rescue centre is situated on 45 hectares of land on a lake in northern Guatemala and includes a quarantine area, a veterinary hospital, and rehabilitation facilities with a large flight cages and enclosures scattered throughout the jungle.
A guided tour through Tikal National Park is included in the program fees! There is swimming and free walking tours around the community and through the jungles of the centre.
Airport pick up on weekdays from the Flores airport!
You will be staying on-site in the organization’s volunteer housing. All meals are provided by the Placement Partner.
Vegetarian food is always available. All meals are provided for you, but of course you are always welcome to go into town for an ice cold drink and delicious food!