Promote conservation and a sustainable use of wild fauna through the development of in situ and ex situ wildlife management programs, focusing on research and environmental education activities, geared towards the changing of peoples’ attitudes regarding wild species in the Mesoamerican Biodiversity Hotspot.

EXPECTED FUTURE IMPACTS

FUNZEL focuses on achieving the following:

  • A substancial increase on the current knowledge of endangered wild fauna and its populations.
  • Strategic alliances with different governmental sectors in order to strengthen the regulatory framework for the protection of wildlife.
  • A significant increase of public awareness regarding the conservation status of wild fauna.
  • The development of ex situ and in situ research and conservation programs with the support of local communities.
  • FUNZEL operates with specialized equipment and infrastructure.
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SCOPE OF WORK AND PROGRAMS

Management of wild fauna
Research
Environmental education
Lobbying for conservation initiatives

INSTITUTIONAL STRATEGIES

Establish alliances for the development of capacities
Achieving financial sustainability
Development of research and conservation initiatives regarding wild species.

DEVELOPED PROJECTS

NAME OF PROJECT

FUNDING SOURCE

PERIOD OF DEVELOPMENT

TOTAL COST

US$

Interpretation Trail for

the National Zoo

Cuscatlán Bank

6 months

1992

2,857.14

Nature Interpretation Center

for the National Zoo

Secretaría Ejecutiva

del Medio Ambiente – SEMA

1 year 1993-94

13,714.29

Clinic for the Wild

Animal Rescue Center

Fondo para las Iniciativas de las Americas de El Salvador – FIAES

January 1995 –

January 1996

26,011.43

Quarantine for the Wild

Animal Rescue Center

Fondo Nacional Ambiental de El Salvador – FONAES

May 1995 –

June 1996

18,057.14

Wild Animal

Experimental Sanctuary

Fondo para las Iniciativas de las Americas de El Salvador – FIAES

January 1998 –

January 2001

220,333.14

Cage and enclosure construction

for reptiles, birds and mammals

Fondo Nacional Ambiental de El Salvador – FONAES

September 1999 –

September 2000

42,118.86

Education of CITES

Convention to decision makers

Concejo Centroamericano de Ambiente y Desarrollo – PROARCA/CAPAS -CCAD

July 1999 –

May 2000

29,828.57

Construction of cages and

rehabilitation enclosures for birds of prey

Sociedad Mundial para la Protección de los Animales – WSPA

September 1999

3,461.71