Peru

Peru, the third largest country in South America, has a wide range of ecosystems. Its scenery ranges from the beautiful lowland coastal region, the spectacular Andes Mountains, to the tropical forests full of lush vegetation surrounding the Amazon River – all responsible for its frequent inclusion as one of the top “mega diversities” of the world. The DWA has partnered with Peru since 2004, working with the Instituto de Recursos Naturales (INRENA, now Dirección General Forestal y de Fauna Silvestre) and Parque de Las Leyendas Zoo to support the conservation efforts for Andean cocks-of-the-rocks (Rupicola peruviana). In 2008, the DWA started sponsorhip of a conservation project for Amazonian manatees, the most peaceful and smallest of all the living species of manatees. This project was established with local institutions of the Loreto Region – Gobierno Regional de Loreto – Dirección General de la Producción and Instituto de Investigaciones de la Amazonia Peruana (IIAP). At the same time, our partnership started with La Isla de los Monos (Monkey Island), a property dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of local species of primates and education for visitors. Since 2011, the DWA has supported a research project in the Andean region for the investigation of Andean birds, such as Torrent ducks and Andean geese. This research has been the responsibility of CORBIDI (an NGO) and the University of Alaska in Fairbanks.

 
Aves of the Andes

Aves of the Andes

Centro de Ornitologia y Biodiversidad (CORBIDI) & University of Alaska in Fairbanks www.corbidi.org The DWA has been interested in Andean species of birds that are seldom and/or successfully displayed in zoos, possibly due to lack of information...
Centro de Rescate Amazónico (Amazon Rescue Center)

Centro de Rescate Amazónico (Amazon Rescue Center)

Iquitos – Perú www.acobia-dwazoo.com In February 2008, the DWA was contacted requesting assistance with four orphaned Amazonian manatees (Trichechus inunguis ) in Iquitos, Peru. The DWA immediately sent much needed powdered milk for the babies, me...
Isla de los Monos (Monkey Island)

Isla de los Monos (Monkey Island)

Iquitos, Peru www.monkeyislandperu.com At the primate rescue center called "Isla de los Monos" (Monkey Island) near Iquitos, Peru, the DWA has assisted in the improvement of the crop and fruit plantations for the animals and workers to consume, construction...