We do research, rescue, rehabilitate, manage, and promote reproduction of native Amazonian fauna by investigating use of biological resources and integrating this with local, traditional, and western practices and knowledge. This goal is intimately tied with understanding socio-cultural identities of local communities and their use of the forest in order to collectively construct an alternative model for sustainable development that simultaneously guarantees conservation and improves the quality of life for Amazonian communities.
- Rehabilitation of native fauna and flora to repopulate areas of the forest that are regenerating.
- Generation of knowledge and sustainable technologies for Amazonian ecosystems based on conservation and use of biological resources in the region.
- Active participation of local populations (rural and indigenous) in favor of their land and biological resources.
- Conservation of biological resources, whose fundamental mechanisms are part of our research, training, environmental education, rehabilitation and protection of Amazonian fauna and flora, and whose external connections are interrelated with community and academic processes as well as volunteer tourism.
- Constant search for alternatives to western development, in contrast to the capitalistic model that is based on extraction, monoculture of foreign species, and imprudent use of resources.
Management and conservation
In contrast to the capitalist model incompatible with conserving life, the CEZA works with indigenous and mestizo communities and cities that are presented with various struggles in defense of their territories. The CEZA aims to promote alternatives to development that do not involve the destruction of nature.
Here we combine Western and indigenous knowledge as well as local traditional practices for the conservation and management of native Amazonian fauna. The roles of conservation and management are not mutually exclusive. We practice husbandry, research, and permanent monitoring of various species to facilitate the study of their biology in situ.
We provide: rescue, rehabilitation and re-introduction of threatened native wildlife