Asociacion Rescate y Conservacion de Vida Silvestre

ARCAS was originally created for a very specific and urgent purpose: to build a rescue center to care for and rehabilitate wild animals that were being confiscated on the black market by the Guatemalan government.
Since its establishment, the ARCAS Rescue Center has grown into one of the largest and most complex rescue centers in the world, receiving between 300 and 600 animals of more than 40 species per year.

ARCAS Vision

To improve the chances of survival and conservation of endangered species and their habitat, as well as assist in the rational management of natural resources.

ARCAS Mission

  1. Rescue, rehabilitation and release of wildlife
  2. Environmental education
  3. Research
  4. Co-administration of protected areas
  5. Sustainable community development and ecotourism