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Last week, after rehabilitating it for a year, the Eco-Bahia Foundation released this cute little animal back into the jungle.
The Wildlife Rescue and Control Program that the Eco-Bahia Foundation runs in Mexico aims to strike a balance between promoting tourist activity and fostering the growth of wildlife populations. This occurs within a framework of responsibility, conscientiousness, and concern for protecting and preserving natural resources.
As part of this mission, it rescued and took care of a kinkajou, also called a “martucha” locally, which is a species related to raccoons and coatimundis that is in danger of going extinct. In collaboration with and under the supervision of PROFEPA (the Mexican Federal Bureau of Environmental Protection), and in compliance with all legal requirements and conditions, the foundation released the creature back into the wild.
This is a great example of the important work that our foundation does– you can see it in this video! And don’t forget the importance of sustainable tourism.