The center receives wild animals caught by the police and the environment ministry as pets. We work on their rehabilitation to bring them back to the wild.
The rescue and rehabilitation center for wild animals Valle Alto started in the beginning of 2015 on the ecuatorian coast close to Portoviejo in the province of Manabi. It's located in a half humid forest, in a countryside community.
Created by a Colombian biologist Viviana Gonzalez, a french animals keeper Franck Poirier, a veterinary specialized in wildlife Carlos Solorzano and an engineer in agronomy Vanessa Salazar, the center receive wild animals caught by the police and the environment ministry as pets or caught in the trafficant hands. Some others are found hurts in the wild.
Valle Alto works with few species of monkeys, parrots, wild cats, reptils and more.
The main objective is to release the animals back to the wild when it's possible.
Twice a year the center make a trip in Amazonia to transfer to other centers of this area Amazonians animals who has been trafficked on the coast of the country.
Since the beginning the center released a group of 8 hawler monkeys on his land, some birds, parrots and others animals (squirrels, armadillos,...) and wild cats in protected areas.
The volunteer program consists of the preparation and distribution of the food to the animals, observation of different species during the rehabilitation process, cleaning cages and technical areas, landscaping, fruit picking, and others activities depending the needs on the moment.
There is no request for being a volunteer, except to be motivated.
Volunteer fee of $125 covers 3 meals a day,
dorm room for volunteers and laundry
$125 per week