The Rainforest Awareness Rescue and Education Center (RAREC) is a fully licensed wildlife center operating in the Peruvian Amazon, near the city of Iquitos, Peru.
Since 2011, RAREC has been working in tandem with the Peruvian government, with institutions such as the Nashville Zoo, the Pittsburgh Zoo, and the Georgia Aquarium, and with the National University of the Peruvian Amazon, in a multitude of programs aimed towards the preservation of Amazonian wildlife. Our programs have been recognized by institutions such as Merlin Entertainment, the SeaWorld and Busch Gardens Conservation Fund, by the regional government, by the national police, and by media institutions.
As a rescue center, we rescue animals in danger, but our ultimate goal is to rehabilitate them for eventual release back into the wild, so that the rescued animals can help the preservation of their species. Our rescue programs are complemented by our environmental education programs, which are our link to the future of Rainforest conservation. Only through education will we be able to ensure the survival of some of the most endangered and iconic species in the world. Species such as the Amazonian manatee, and the giant river otter, which are greatly threatened by human action, will benefit greatly when the whole community learns the importance of preserving these species for the future.
We welcome you to our website, and we invite you to learn more about our efforts to save the Amazon Rainforest. We also welcome your questions or comments about our website or our Center. Thank you very much for visiting!