Results and support

Results and support

With the support of volunteers and donors we are showing a growing number of succesful rehabilitation and releases. Combining passion and professionality, the list of successful now includes groundbreaking projects such as the red howler monkey and woolly monkey releases, but also blue-headed parrot releases. Over the years we released several groups of tamarin monkeys (5 groups), three and two toed sloths (around 124), kinkajous (24), Neotropical otters (see documentary), several felines (margay, ocelots, oncillas and jaguarundis), agoutis, anteaters, armadillos, boas and coatis.

Rehabilitation programs
We will continue to responsibly rehabilitate and release animals. We never know what tomorrow brings and sometimes we suddenly have to shift our focus on a new arrival, especially if it has a good prospect of being released and time is of the essence. Nonetheless, we achieve two long term projects too such as the release of a group of woolly and red howler monkeys. Rehabilitation of social and intelligent animals such as primates, take a lot of investigation, observation and money and we could not have done this without the support of many donors and volunteers!

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Results 2018 - 2020

In the past three years we managed to rehabilitate and release: 2 groups of red howler monkeys, 1 group of woolly monkeys, 4 groups of tamarin monkeys, 1 group of blue-headed parrots, 2 jaguarundis, 65 sloths, 10 rainbow boas, 10 commun boas, 2 possums, 5 owls, 2 hawks, 3 kinkajous, 2 anteaters, 3 pygmy anteaters, 2 porcupines,1 tayra. Some of these projects took years of preparation.

Previous achievements

Our results are steady and improve over the years, thanks to people supporting us. In 2017 we execute the succesful and groundbreaking release of a group of 15 blue-headed parrots: a unique happening in Ecuador. All fifteen parrots survived and were either adopted by a wild group or formed their own within the Merazonia reserve and beyond. In 2017 we also released: 30 three and two toed sloths, 2 kinkajous, 1 coati, 3 owls, 1 hawk, 3 possums and 7 boas. Also the adorable three-toed sloth Ali was released after being handreared here.

Results 2015-2016

In 2016 a total of 41 animals arrived at Merazonia. Of these, 22 were successfully released, 1 was transferred to a more appropriate centre for release, and 12 are still residents of Merazonia. Sadly 6 of the animals that arrived the past year died of their injuries.

In 2015 a total of 47 animals arrived at Merazonia. Of these, 31 were successfully released, 6 were transferred to a more appropriate centre for release, and 7 are still residents of Merazonia. Sadly 3 of the animals that arrive the past year died of their injuries.

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