More than 450 animals have been cared for by Cortolima in the first half of 2024

More than 450 animals have been cared for by Cortolima in the first half of 2024
More than 450 animals have been cared for by Cortolima in the first half of 2024

So far in 2024, the Regional Autonomous Corporation of Tolima, Cortolima, through its Wildlife Care and Assessment Center (CAV), has cared for a total of 453 wild animals.

The animals arrive at the CAV through different circumstances. Some are recovered thanks to the quick reaction of the rescue team that responds to calls related to possible cases of trafficking and fauna in danger; Others, on the contrary, are handed over voluntarily by citizens who keep them under their power or find them in urban areas.

According to CAV records, macaws, parrots, turtles, parakeets and lemurs lead the list of seized species, which were under the control and manipulation of illegal wildlife traders for an extensive period of time.

During the period that the animals remain in the care of Cortolima professionals, each specimen is provided with assessment, feeding, first aid, highly complex operations and rehabilitation services so that they are able to face wildlife independently.

The most recent release occurred on June 11, when 47 animals, including birds, reptiles and mammals, returned to their natural habitat in a strategic location in the north of Tolima to prevent unscrupulous people from once again having the opportunity to capture and market them. .

In addition to the above, the CAV supports the professional training process of students from the University of Tolima and other educational institutions with workshops and training, becoming a certified source of knowledge in the management and protection of wildlife.

How can you help the wildlife rehabilitation process?

Citizens can report cases of wildlife trafficking and commercialization through the hotline 3164476132. They can also report cases of injured, disoriented animals or that threaten the tranquility of the community to the hotline 3186322529.

In addition, the community can make the personal and voluntary delivery of a wild animal directly to the CAV facilities, located at kilometer Eight of the road to the Combeima Canyon, in the Llanitos sector.

 
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