About Us

Rainforest Awareness Rescue and Education Center (RAREC) is a wildlife rescue located near Iquitos, Peru.
Our mission is to rescue and rehabilitate threatened species of Amazonian wildlife, as well as to provide community education, and to further scientific knowledge that will help us preserve the Amazon Rainforest. 

RAREC started operations in 2011. We operate as a fully licensed rescue center, and we are registered as a non-profit institution. Our programs are funded with the financial support from our partners in conservation, as well as donations from people with a keen interest in the preservation of Amazonia, all over the world. Our work has received recognition and support from a number of conservation institutions from around the world, including the Nashville Zoo, Georgia Aquarium, Merlin Entertainment, Columbus Zoo, SeaWorld and Busch Gardens Conservation Fund, Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium, Chattanooga Zoo and the National University of the Peruvian Amazon.

Our rescue programs have been featured in Peruvian newspapers and network television, and our conservation efforts have received recognition from the Peruvian Government.

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