Comunidad Inti Wara Yassi - Parque Jacj Cuisi Wildlife Center
Parque Jacj Cuisi, located in the department of La Paz is a rescue and rehabilitation center for wildlife animals saved from poaching and illegal trade in Bolivia. The park, consisting of 1.8 million-hectare reserve, lending to its serene beauty, currently takes care of 3 Pumas and are waiting to complete the construction of the necessary infrastructure before any more animals are introduced to the Centre.
Parque Jacj Cuisi currently cares for three pumas. Volunteers who stay for a minimum of 29 days can work with one of these pumas. Volunteers who stay for 14 days are able to work with our puma Capitan, who is permanently in his enclosure. People staying for less than 14 days will not be able to work with the pumas; they will be assigned to help with construction and general maintenance work, of which there is plenty. This minimum time commitment is a policy put in place for the benefit and stability of our animals.
Parque Jacj Cuisi has the following areas:
Construction - Construction workers see those animals in areas needing construction.
For more than 20 years CIWY has has been working for the benfit of wildlife rescued from illegal trafficking, giving disadvantaged youth a sense of purpose through involvement with wildlife care, and educating the Bolivian public to respect wildlife.
During this time, CIWY has also dedicated its efforts towards battling wildlife trafficking, conserving wild flora and fauna, as well as rescuing animals which have been victims of mistreatment and illegal trading. In recent years, CIWY has focussed on rehabilitation and care of wild animals rescued from trafficking, from homes where they were kept as pets, from zoos and circuses, or affected by the destruction of their natural habitat.
As Bolivia’s leading organization in wildlife rights and care, we hope to make drastic changes in our country’s view of wild animals and make strides in ending a cruel trade that removes them from their natural homes.