Manatee Rescue and Rehabilitation in Peru

Manatee Rescue and Rehabilitation in Peru

Georgia Aquarium is proud to sponsor the Rainforest Awareness, Rescue and Education Center (RAREC) in Iquitos, Peru in its efforts to rehabilitate Amazonian manatees. The RAREC team is dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of wildlife along the Amazon River as well as educating nearby communities about the local flora and fauna and the importance of conserving the rainforest. Georgia Aquarium was pleased to assist RAREC with a financial donation when they found a group of Amazonian manatees being kept in less than ideal conditions by a private individual. The group of manatees was assessed to be in fair health, and with rehabilitation, they will be released back into their natural habit. For more information on RAREC and their work with Amazonian manatees, please visit: 

https://www.georgiaaquarium.org/conserve/publications-partnerships/research-conservation-newsletters/manatee-research-conservation

http://amazonmanateerescue.com/

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