Km. 30 Calle Hillary Lote 6, Casa Villa Conchita
San Lucas Sacatepequez
Contact person: Muccio, Colum
- Environmental organization
- Environmental project
- Educational policy/project
- Overnight facilities
- Volunteers are welcome.
ARCAS is a non-profit Guatemalan NGO formed in 1989 by a group of Guatemalan citizens who became concerned as they saw their precious natural heritage - especially their wildlife - rapidly disappearing before their eyes. It was originally created for a very specific and urgent purpose: to build a rescue center to care for and rehabilitate wild animals that were being confiscated on the black market by the Guatemalan Government.
Since the establishment of the Rescue Center, ARCAS has branched out into other very necessary activities including environmental education, information-dissemination, marine turtle conservation, reforestation. At its Pacific coast site of Hawaii, it is working with the Guatemalan government to establish a 3500 hectare protected area of mangrove wetlands. Its Environmental Education Department reaches out to over 8000 children per year throughout the country.
- Guatemala City: Environmental Education.
- Wild Animal Rescue Center: Since 1990, ARCAS has rescued between 300 to 600 endangered species per year of more than 35 different species.
- ARCAS Environmental Education and Interpretation Center (CEIA): CEIA was created to educate the Guatemalan public and foreign visitors about the rescue work that ARCAS is carrying out, about problems of the illegal trafficking of wildlife and other environmental problems in the Peten region while avoiding over-exposure of animals in the Rescue Center to humans.
- Hawaii Park: Sea Turtle Conservation, Environmental Education and Community Development, Protected Area Hawaii.
- Macaws without Borders: ARCAS's assigned role in this effort is to carry out captive-breeding and rearing using the non-releasable macaws in the Rescue Center, collaborate in the re-enforcement of native populations and to rehabilitate weak, injured or orphaned chicks.
For other net participants we can offer overnight facilities. Also we can offer expert guidance through trained staff, procure expert information, give an expert opinion and establish new contacts in the field of our work.