Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Association (Asociacion Rescate y Conservacion de Vida Silvestres) - ARCAS

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Charitable Organization
Guatemala
June 1, 2011 - 10:37pm
Guatemala
El Peten, Guatemala City, Pacific Coast
Colum Muccio
+502 7830-1374
+502 7830-4273
More than 20
Environmental / Animal
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ARCAS is a non-profit Guatemalan NGO formed in 1989 by a group of Guatemalan citizens who became concerned as they saw their precious natural heritage - especially their wildlife - rapidly disappearing before their eyes. It was originally created for a very specific and urgent purpose: to build a rescue center to care for and rehabilitate wild animals that were being confiscated on the black market by the Guatemalan government. Since its establishment, the ARCAS Rescue Center has grown into one of the largest and most complex rescue centers in the world, receiving between 300 and 600 animals of more than 40 species per year.

Since the establishment of the Rescue Center, ARCAS has branched out into other very necessary activities including environmental education, protected areas management, marine turtle conservation, sustainable community development, ecotourism and reforestation. At its Pacific coast site of Hawaii, it manages the most productive of the 21 sea turtle hatcheries in Guatemala, rescuing over 40,000 olive ridley and leatherback eggs per year. Also in Hawaii, it is working with the Guatemalan government to establish a 4,000 hectare protected area focused on the local mangrove wetlands. It carries out reforestations of 2 to 40 hectares per year in different sites throughout the country. Its Environmental Education Department reaches out to over 8000 children per year throughout the country.

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4/20/11

we want wark with u.our ngo is grasrut levl warking ngo our moto is sev rear speses and ran waidlaif animal orfnej so give as help.

4/26/11

Please contact us at arcasvolunteers@gmail.com

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