Celine Association for Wildlife Rehabilitation
CELINE ASSOCIATION OF REHABILITATION OF WILD ANIMALS OF THE MATA ATLANTICA against illegal trade and protection of wildlife.
The illegal trafficking of wild animals thrives in the Ribeira Valley, Brazil. Animals caught in the region, predominantly birds, are being sold throughout Europe and South America. This of course, if they manage to survive transportation often done in a cruel manner. Police authorities are continually confiscating illegally captured animals but do not have the appropriate infrastructure at their disposal to properly care for and reintroduce such animals in the wild. Our compassion for the suffering of these creatures has led us to collaborate with local forces.
In order to respond professionally and precisely to the demand of the region, we intend to build a Wildlife Release and Monitoring Area appropriate to the rehabilitation of wildlife in Iporanga.
For this, we need your AJUDA.
Admiration, Compassion, Protection
“How it all began: our admiration for the beauty and diversity of plant and animal life within what remains of the Atlantic Forest (only 7% of the original area) inspired our desire to become active in protecting local wildlife.
Our work: The wildlife in our care, brought to us by the authorities and the local population, are prepared step by step for liberation in the Atlantic Forest. To this point, we have concluded this work with the partnership of the “”Onça Parda Association””, a Brazilian animal protection organization founded by us (Release History). Now with this work we are reaching our current capabilities.
Association against illegal trade in animals and protection of wild life
Founded in 2015 in Switzerland (www.freewildlifebrazil.org) is a Swiss non-profit organization based in Zurich. The organization is supported under the terms of Article 60 of the Swiss Civil Code (CC). Martine Schmid-Fiorini and Peter Schmid are the project leaders and fellow Brazilian associates of this institution, whose objective is to provide financial support to the Celine Association in Brazil, thus enabling continuity in projects of release, research, and conservation.