Tribute to Jorge Chavez Dr. Chaparro - Biologist

Trilogia Andina

We, at CCOCHAHUASI ANIMAL SANCTUARY (CAS) , are a family run private organization, dedicated to rescuing and looking after animals which have suffered mistreatment of any kind from former owners or evil poachers or illegal hunters whom commercialize protected species. These rescued animals are put under the care of C.A.S by The forest Rangers, a dependency of The National Police or by the National Government.

Since CAS was stablished in 2007 we have been sheltering wild species, many of which are endangered. One of the species at risk of extinction is The Andean Condor, it deserves special consideration, because its population has been seriously decimated, and efforts to encourage its reproduction in captivity and later releasing the young Condors. It's our focus to illustrate our visitors on the factors that are causing this species to nearly disappear as a consequence of the action of man. The feathers are of great value for some craftsmen who later sell them as souvenirs for tourists, this activity stimulates the illegal hunting for this magnificent birds.


Education of our children is the most important asset to contribute to the conservation of wildlife, local species and biodiversity. Through education, ethics on conservation and the protection of local animal species is developed, so everything about them can be studied and passed through, developing the sense of responsibility on the people and strengthening the link with nature.


We want to create in the public a positive visitor experience, to understand the importance of conservation animal and survival of sanctuary CCOCHAHUASI.


The implementation of a Peruvian program, dedicated to breeding the Andean Condor in captivity, and then releasing it into their natural habitat, to stop it from becoming an extinguished species.

In a near future, be an international source of information for the implementation of similar initiatives, which may resemble our mission and nurture their experience with ours.