Here you have some useful information to help you get to know the centre and the animals a little bit better.
We start with some info about the centre, the responsibilities of the volunteers and fact sheets of all of the animals we have at the centre. We hope it helps!
What is YanaCocha?
YanaCocha is a non-profit foundation, started in 2006, focused in conservation and the protection of Amazonian flora and fauna.
The centre receives animals from the Ecuadorian Environmental Ministry, which have been confiscated from illegal trafficking, or donated from their “owners” who had kept them as pets. These animals are firstly evaluated by our dedicated and experienced staff to see if they can ever be released back into the wild, but if not, they are given the best conditions to live in, as similar to their natural habitat as possible.