YanaCocha, since 2006 has been developing important work to benefit the conservation of flora and fauna in the province of Pastaza, receives animal victims of trafficking, which are confiscated by the environmental authorities in the various controls carried out in the province, as well as in major markets, plazas and homes where people have them as pets or companion animals.
Ecuadorian law prohibits the keeping of wild animals and is banned from 1-3 years in prison that have, display, case or markets wildlife or products derived therefrom without permits (Art. 76, 79, Art. 82, Art. 86 of the Wildlife Act).
Generally animals entering unit’s wildlife management in Ecuador are specimens that have been living in unfavourable conditions, in very small cages or too small spaces, care and feeding not according to their species.
With the passage of time is very likely that many of them end up dying, or condemned to live in unsuitable conditions for their species.
From there comes the need to involve the whole society to seek mechanisms to educate people in order to create social awareness of biodiversity and the importance of this for the world.
Currently the YanaCocha Bio Park houses more than 200 specimens (42 species), the same that are under the care and attention of specialists, volunteers and workers who put all their love and effort to make the lives of these animals this better living conditions above.