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Conservation Through Education in Guatemala.

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Animal Experience International

Habitat loss, unsustainable hunting and the capture of wildlife for the illegal pet trade has created a wildlife crisis in Guatemala. This organization has come to the rescue of Guatemala's wildlife, with a vision of improving the chances of survival and conservation of endangered species and their habitat, as well as assisting in the rational management of natural resources. This wildlife conservation organization began as a wildlife rescue centre in northern Guatemala and has grown to also include environmental education, research, co-administration of protected areas, marine turtle conservation, ecotourism, reforestation and sustainable community development. It is now one of the largest and most complex rescue centres in the world. The central office, located near Guatemala City, is home to its Environmental Education Department and is where most of its administrative, fundraising and networking activities are carried out. It also serves as a temporary holding center for rescued animals on their way to the organizations other locations. Note: This placement requires a higher level of Spanish language ability.

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About Animal Experience International


30 Owen Street, Barrie, Ontario L4M 3G7, CA

Mission Statement

AEI empowers students, professionals and animal lovers to travel in aid of nimals by providing exceptional volunteer adventures.


Animal Experience International (AEI) is a certified B Corporation with a mission to help animals around the globe by matching clients with animal-related volunteer opportunities at sanctuaries, hospitals and research projects. Through their work as a wildlife veterinarian and as a volunteer coordinator for wildlife rehabilitation centres, Heather and Nora have come to understand the need for such an organization. People like you, from all walks of life, and from every country, are seeking animal-related experiences as volunteers. We are here to make sure you have a safe and rewarding journey.

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