Progress update on the New Quarantine Facility

Over the last few months our new Quarantine Facility has really started to take shape. This project was only possible thanks to a generous donation from Jaap van de Graaf, a Dutch foundation. 

At 60m2 the new quarantine building is a major undertaking. Building anything in a remote region of the Amazon jungle comes with is challenges and such a big construction has really put our team to the test. However this month the walls have been gaining height as row upon row of new bricks have been laid. The drainage system is complete and we can see the end in sight.

When animals first arrive at our rescue centre they must spend at least four weeks in quarantine separated from the other animals. This both protects our resident animals from any disease the new animals might be carrying, but also gives us the opportunity to observe the new animals and assess their health and treatment requirements. Once this quarantine facility is completed we will have a much-needed new facility to house these animals and carry out this vital work

Completion of Lush Funded Enclosures

The completion of the Elmo enclosure in February marked the completion of the final enclosure funded by the Lush Charitable Giving Program. The Lush Program provides funding to small, grassroots organisations that, like us, are working tirelessly to protect animals and their environment.

The Elmo enclosure is the biggest of the projects sponsored by Lush and has taken nearly 12 months to construct. We are constantly receiving new animals confiscated from the illegal wildlife trade and so it is vital that we build new enclosures on a regular basis. 

The completion of Elmo enclosure could not of come soon enough, as within days the Peruvian government confiscated nearly nine hundred parakeets, macaws and other parrots. These birds were malnourished and dehydrated and were quickly bought to Esperanza Verde. The Elmo enclosure, like our other enclosures, give these animals time to rehabilitate and hopefully once they are fit and healthy a chance to be released back into the wild.