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The current situation has affected life on the whole planet and has changed the way we live. The lockdown is strictly enforced in Peru.
Our priority is the health and safety of our volunteers and employees, who are essential for the daily care of the animals on site. We are in close contact with the different embassies and we were able to support around half of the volunteers in their return home.

At Esperanza Verde, this means reduced support. With forward-thinking, planning and the generous help of the current volunteers, we can ensure that our animals are well cared for. We are well prepared in terms of expertise for such a situation but need financial support to keep our work going.
Volunteers play a crucial role not only in caring for the animals, but also for covering parts of the animal food with their fees. Right now planning to join us in the rainforest is not an option for prospective volunteers. Losing this crucial support makes international help more important than ever before.

Dear all,

We hope all of you find yourself well in these troubled times.

We were all looking forward to celebrate our anniversary with you. Unfortunately, all changed shortly after with Covid-19 putting the whole world in an unprecedented situation. We waited some time but finally have had to decide to postpone the anniversary of Esperanza Verde in August.

We can’t say yet when we will reschedule the party, as it is unsure how the Covid-19 situation will develop and how the short- and long-term effects on Esperanza Verde will be.

At this moment we are good, we have a small but motivated group to take care of all the animals, and we can still get most of our groceries. In Peru all local and national transport is still banned till end of June, and international flights will first be allowed by end of July (if nothing changes of course). So, after that we will see, but we are preparing for several months with very few volunteers and none coming. It will be a hard time for the rest of the year at Esperanza Verde, but so far, we think the animals are not noticing too much of the effects Covid is having. Our international team is working hard to get us all the financial support for the extra costs and is there for us all the time to help us in medical consults, animals and human wise.

We are looking forward to celebrate our first 10 years with you as soon as the situation allows it. If you have any questions until then please reach out to us.

Thank you for your support !

Olivia – Director & Founder