Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary

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An exclusive habitat, sanctuary, and rehabilitation center for Costa Rica´s precious wildlife.
Above Villas Alturas, 7 km South of Dominical
San Martin Norte
Tel. +(506) 2200 5440
Mail to: wildlifesanctuary 

Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary is a nonprofit organization and 100% of your donation is used to feed the animals, provide them with veterinary care, buy supplies, and keep the sanctuary in motion. Hotel Villas Alturas is proud of being a part of this noble cause and sincerely appreciates your help since this kind of project can´t succeed without the help of people like you!

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The wildlife sanctuary's mission is to help preserve wildlife in southern Costa Rica through its rescue, rehabilitation, and reintroduction to the wild; it also provides a home to animals unable to return to its natural habitat due to permanent disability or excessive domestication. The Sanctuary receives wild animals through its partnership with government entities such as MINAET and SINAC (Costa Rica´s official government wildlife care offices).

Another goal of the sanctuary is to educate and foster the appreciation for the wildlife. Through the interaction with the educational system, the sanctuary expects to promote the development of the next generation of biologists, veterinarians, naturalists, and ecologists.

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The director Mike Graeber has more than 40 years experience in wildlife rehabilitation and has become an important figure for the sanctuary. For the last few years, attorney Dannia Segura has been his right hand.

The sanctuary has a care and learning center which is available to the public.

As part of our fundraising activities to keep the sanctuary in motion, we offer a guided tour, read more >>>

If you are an animal lover, you could help in any of the following ways:

1. Inform your friends of our project.
2. Make a one-time contribution or make a monthly commitment. We receive new animals every week.
3. Sponsor a habitat and be remembered
Platinum: $1,000
Gold: $500
Silver: $300
Bronze: $150

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Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary

We Rescue, Rehabilitate and Release the abandoned, injured, or over domesticated precious animals of Costa Rica! If you love animals, come check us out. You will have an opportunity to learn about and help animals you would likely not have the opportunity to encounter in the wild. As a non profit organization, we think its important for you to know that 100% of your donation is going to feed, care for, give veterinary care, improve habitats and so much more. One of biggest passions other than rescuing, is educating our youth. We have a learning center where school children can come and learn why they should care, how they can protect and to spread the word. There are so many ways you can help and here are a few: monetary donation of any amount, supplies, food, your time, your skills, your love! Please contact us for more details and reservations!

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This week, we had a very productive session with #ICE (Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad). We learned about the #wildlife #monitoring they do and the installation of over 68 animal crossings in southern #CostaRica.
This session is the beginning stage of #collaborative action between #ICE and #AlturasWildlifeSanctuary to protect local wildlife. We will work together to construct new aerial road crossings, develop training protocols about the dangers to wildlife, and collect #scientific #data on #electrocutions and wildlife-vehicle collisions.

Esta semana, tuvimos una sesión muy productiva con #ICE (Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad). Aprendimos sobre el monitoreo de vida silvestre que ellos llevan a cabo y la instalación de más de 68 cruces de animales en el sur de #CostaRica.
Esta reunión es la etapa inicial de la colaboración entre el #ICE y #elsantuarioalturas para proteger la vida silvestre local. Trabajaremos juntos para construir nuevos pasos aéreos de fauna, desarrollar protocolos de capacitación sobre vida silvestre y recopilar #datos #científicos sobre #electrocuciones y colisiones de vehículos con vida silvestre.

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The volunteer programme here at Alturas is not just about the animals, we try to make sure that our volunteers get enough time off for themselves and be able to experience the ´Pura Vida´ life. We watched the sunset at Dominicalito beach and last Tuesday had a dinner at Vista Ballena, overlooking the Whale´s tale. If you, or if you know of anyone who is interested in volunteering with us, click on the link below and apply

El programa de voluntariado aca en Alturas no es solo acerca de los animales, nosotros tratamos de que nuestros voluntarios tengan suficiente tiempo libre para si mismos y para poder experientar el pura vida. El martes pasado observamos el atardecer en la playa de dominicalito y cenamos en Vista Ballena con vista la cola de la Ballena, Uvita. Si tu o alguien que conozcas esta interesedo en ser voluntario con nosotros has click en el link y llena nuestro formulario

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Wednesday is here so we carried out another 2 educational sessions, visiting the schools in Dominical and Baru! We informed the kids about some of Costa Rica's iconic species, such as the Ocelot, the Sloth, and the Scarlet Macaw, and covered the issues these animals are currently facing, including the illegal pet trade and hunting.

A group of volunteers also visited the local Reptile house, 'Reptilandia' for some well deserved educational time off :)

If you are interested in volunteering and helping with wildlife rehabilitation and community education, please visit our website and apply for a volunteer position

¡Es miércoles! Eso significa que es día de las visitas a escuelas para llevar nuestro plan de educación ambiental a los niños en la Escuela de Dominical y la Escuela de Barú. Les brindamos información a los niños sobre algunas de las especies icono de Costa Rica, como lo son el Ocelote, El Perezoso y La Lapa Roja, además de hablar sobre los problemas que estas especies enfrentan, incluyendo el tráfico ilegal de animales silvestres y la caza.

Un grupo de voluntarios también visitaron la casa de los reptiles en Reptilandia para un merecido momento educativo para ellos también :)

Si estas interesado en ser parte de nuestro programa de voluntarios y así ayudar a la rehabilitación de los animales salvajes, así como en el programa de educación a la comunidad, por favor visita nuestra página web y aplica para ser voluntario

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Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary4 days ago

Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary is hiring for a full time maintenance worker - to work 5 days per week. For more information please email and attach your resume.

Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary está en busca de una persona para mantenimiento, tiempo completo, para trabajar 5 dias por semana. Para más información por favor escribanos un correo a y adjunte su curriculum.

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Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary6 days ago

A HUGE thank you to William and Kasey Shazer for their generous donation to Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary! Their support will help provide food, veterinary and enrichment provisions for some of the animals undergoing rehabilitation for release, and for some of the sanctuary residents. We are incredibly grateful for their generosity and for assisting us to conserve the wildlife of Costa Rica! Thank you!

As a 501 (3) C nonprofit, we rely on our tours, our international volunteer program, and donations to help care for all the animals in our rehabilitation center as well as the lifelong residents in our sanctuary. With your support, we can continue with our work in rescue, rehabilitation and release!

If you would like to schedule a tour with us, please visit our website (link posted below) and reserve your tour online.

If you would like to donate to Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary, please check out our amazon wishlist or donate with a click of a button on our website (links posted below)

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