Comunidad Inti Wara Yassi

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  • Sectors Charity / Non-Profit
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  • Flexible work environment Work in the middle of the jungle with passionate and commited people
  • Support for global candidates/visas No
  • Remote/work from home No
  • Benefits Accommodation and Meals Provided
  • Company overview

    Comunidad Inti Wara Yassi (CIWY) is a Bolivian non-governmental organisation dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and care of wildlife that has fallen victim to illegal trafficking and other harm. As Bolivia’s leading organisation in the fight for animal rights and wildlife care, CIWY works to combat the illegal wildlife trade and the destruction of the environment. We collaborate with the Bolivian authorities to enforce the law, to seize and rescue animals from poachers and merchants, as well as zoos when conditions do not meet legal requirements.

  • Company values

    Animal welfare and rights, environmental conservation, collaboration, partnership, cultural diversity, advocacy, volunteerism

  • What makes your organization a great place to work?

    As Bolivia´s leading organization regarding animal rescue and welfare, what stands out is its unwavering commitment to wildlife rescue, rehabilitation, and conservation in Bolivia. The organization’s mission aligns with the values of employees passionate about animal welfare and environmental preservation, fostering a shared sense of purpose. CIWY’s positive work environment emphasizes teamwork, collaboration with local authorities, and international engagement, creating a diverse and inclusive culture. We do not promote harmful practices with animals, such as close contact and tourist visits to our Sanctuaries, since we want to ensure the wellbeing of our animals. The meaningful impact of contributing to wildlife care and conservation enhances job satisfaction, while transparency, open communication, and recognition for employees’ efforts contribute to a supportive and enriching workplace.

  • Describe an ideal employee at your organization
    1. Passion for wildlife and environmental conservation.
    2. Adaptability to work in difficult conditions in the jungle
    3. Commitment to wildlife wellbeing
    4. Cultural sensitivity.
    5. Effective communication skills. (English and/or Spanish at communication level).
    6. Willingness to embrace continuous learning and professional development.
    7. Deep sense of purpose and resilience.
  • Family-friendly initiatives at this workplace

    The sense of community is very strong at Ambue Ari. We enjoy Saturday nights all together in Villa 16 de Julio eating delicious meals. On Fridays we like to organize parties in the sanctuary’s pub, many of them themed (if you like to dress up in costume, this is your chance to shine). On Tuesdays (our day off) we like to relax at the Itapemí lagoon.

  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives you have
    1. Diverse Hiring Practices: Actively promoting diversity in recruitment efforts to ensure a workforce that reflects the ethnic, cultural, and gender diversity of the communities and regions where CIWY operates.
    2. .Community Engagement: Involving the staff in decision-making processes and projects, recognizing and respecting diverse perspectives and ensuring that CIWY’s initiatives benefit and are sensitive.
    3. Language Inclusivity: Recognizing and respecting the linguistic diversity of Bolivia by ensuring that communication materials are accessible and inclusive, by providing translations or multilingual resources.
  • Sustainability initiatives you have in the workplace

    Sustainability is at the core of our work. We focus on various aspects, including wildlife conservation, protection of ecosystems, firefighting, combating poaching, and addressing illegal deforestation. Similarly, we undertake environmental education projects for nearby communities to raise awareness about the significance of wildlife in preserving ecosystems.

  • Structured career progression initiatives at the workplace

    With the experience, you open a door into the work CIWY performs in the field of conservation for further placements or job opportunities. Once part of the CIWY family, you can always continue your work and growth with us for further research opportunities,

  • Animal welfare policies and/or lowering barriers to care/spectrum of care initiatives

    Our commitment is solely dedicated to the well-being of animals. We have welfare practices, such as in-situ conservation, preventive medicine, and a deliberate avoidance of close human handling to prevent imprinting on the animals under our care. We do not to receive tourists in our sanctuaries. This approach ensures that our focus remains unwaveringly on the welfare, conservation, and ethical treatment of the wildlife we are dedicated to preserving.

Company Description


Comunidad Inti Wara Yassi (CIWY) rescues, rehabilitates and cares for wild animals seized from illegal trafficking, and fights to end the animal trade through educational programs, research projects and public actions.

Our vision

Our vision is a world in which wildlife thrives and lives freely in its natural habitat, free from the dangers of poaching and the destruction of its ecosystems.

Our objectives

Our primary objectives are:

  • To defend the environment and conserve biodiversity.
  • To rescue and rehabilitate wildlife that has fallen victim to trafficking and abuse.
  • To responsibly manage and care for rescued wild animals.
  • To coordinate and conduct research and education programs that support our conservation efforts.

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