Welcome to the Amazon!

logo color y blanco negroOur many eMails and comments from supporters are now on this blog; here is a place to easily hear from you.

We are moving earlier news to these pagesl  in the meantime, you can find news from 2004 through 2010 by clicking this link.

Please visit us in Iquitos! Iquitos is situated near the confluence of the Nanay and Amazon rivers; Our butterfly farm and Animal Orphanage are on the banks of the Nanay River.

chavoInTreesIMPORTANT: More and more tourists think they are helping exotic animals by buying them from a random person on the street who claims to have “found it abandoned in the jungle.” While tourists mean well, purchasing such an animal anywhere in the world exacerbates the problem by creating a black market.

No animals leave offspring before they are able to survive on their own. Every animal being sold on the street is there because its parent was killed, perhaps by the person trying to sell it! And every animal being sold on the street is in ill health.

Should you purchase such an animal, albeit well-meaning, you are actually giving the seller a reason to kill another parent in order to sell its offspring, and you are putting yourself in jeopardy because the purchase of an exotic creature is illegal in all countries.

If the animals are lucky, they are brought to a center such as the Amazon Animal Orphanage. But that will not stop the problem. Only you can help stop this problem. Do not buy animals from street vendors. Report them to local authorities.

Please, before visiting open habitats, read National Geographic or watch Animal Planet, both of which caution against purchasing exotic creatures and both of which provide information about the illegality of purchasing exotic animals.

To Visit

Take the boat from the outskirts of Iquitos to Padre Cocha. The village is interesting also. Take time to stop along the streets for coconuts and talk to people there, many of whom have extensive knowledge of the area and the environmental projects.

Address: Padre Cocha Iquitos, Peru 22640

Phone: 063-23-2665

2 Comments on Welcome to the Amazon!

  1. Lemuel M. from Texas | October 17, 2014 at 10:38 am | Reply

    Hola! I’ve been following your web site for a
    while now and finally got the courage to go
    ahead and give you a shout out from Kingwood, Texas.
    Just wanted to tell you keep up the fantastic work!

  2. To visitors to this site: These fine projects are doing valuable work in the Amazon with a very small volunteer staff. They do NOT need to deal with comments that are nothing more than opportunistic sales pitches for non-related projects/products.

    Kindly do NOT leave inane messages that have nothing to do with Pilpintuwasi and the Amazon Animal Orphanage. Comments are filtered and monitored and will not be published in any case unless they are relevant.

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