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iRescue®'s Mission
End Illegal Wildlife Trade in Costa Rica.
Help us support Costa Rica's law banning the capture and confinement of wildlife.
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iRescue®'s Solution
Rescue , Rehab, Release, Retire.
We provide rescue, rehab, release and retirement services for the wildlife of Costa Rica.
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iRescue®'s Solution
Education and Advocacy
iRescue®'s Footprints program is designed to educate the public about respecting wildlife in accordance with Costa Rica's environmental protection laws.
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iRescue® in cooperation with the Costa Rica government.

Together we can move towards ending the illegal pet wildlife trade in Costa Rica.

Costa Rica’s law forbids the capture and confinement of wildlife.

Costa Rica on Monday became the first Latin American country to ban hunting as a sport, following an unanimous and final vote from Congress.

Lawmakers had provisionally approved a reform to its Wildlife Conservation law back in October. With a population of 4.5 million people, Costa Rica is one of the world's most biodiverse nations.

The Central American country is already known for its environmental mindset, with some 25 percent of its land protected as national parks or reserves.

Under the new law, those caught hunting can face up to four months in prison or fines of up to $3,000.

Smaller penalties for people who steal wild animals or keep them as pets were also included in the reform. Jaguars, pumas and sea turtles are among Costa Rica's most treasured species.


THE PROBLEM - ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE. THE SOLUTION - IRESCUE®.

iRescue® works in step with Costa Rica’s new wildlife protection laws to create solutions to the end the illegal wildlife trade in Costa Rica.

RESCUE, REHAB, RELEASE, RETIRE

We offer non-profit rescue, rehab, release and retirement services to the native wildlife of Costa Rica.

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PARTNERSHIP NETWORK

change the content to: iRescue® has a broad partnership network which includes individuals, organizations and companies. This support network helps us achieve our goals.

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EDUCATION AND ADVOCACY

We offer educational services to all ages of kids and adolescents in Costa Rica. In addition, iRescue® sponsors advocacy efforts throughout the country.

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Why Costa Rica?

Why did we choose Costa Rica to develop a wildlife rescue and retirement center for native Costa Rica wildlife? Well actually Costa Rica chose us. Here are the top 10 reasons we are here.

Reason 1

We support countries that care for its environment and wildlife and are constantly progressing towards a higher state of consciousness closer in tune with nature. The country is ranked fifth in the world, and first among the Americas, in terms of the 2012 Environmental Performance Index.

Reason 2

We support Costa Rica passing bold laws to end ego-driven environmentally damaging activities such as sport hunting.

Reason 3

We support Costa Rica passing the additional protections for wildlife banning the capture and confinement of any wildlife.

Reason 4

Costa Rica’s new law forbidding the capture and confinement of wild animals creates a large new sector of wildlife that can potentially be seized by the government and need resulting wildlife care services by private third parties such as iRescue®.

Reason 5

Costa Rica’s government is not able to care for the animals it confiscates and it needs help.

Reason 6

With Costa Rica’s new wildlife protection laws now implemented, tangible strategic plans can be crafted and implemented in cooperation with the Costa Rican government to work effectively to end the illegal wildlife trade in Costa Rica. Our partnership with the government, based on Costa Rican law, gives us the assurance that our efforts are compounding in reducing the illegal wildlife trade in this Central American country.

Reason 7

This opportunity will allow us to track our efforts over time recording the historic event year by year by shrinking the size of the illegal wildlife trade black market which ranks third only behind guns and drugs.

Reason 8

To set an example to other countries in the region and around the world that showcasing environmental stewardship by protecting the environment and not only improves the health of the environment but improves the health of the people.

Reason 9

To demonstrate how non-profit organizations can work with governments to accomplish various tasks and missions efficiently and effectively.

Reason 10

Costa Rica is an ideal place for Americans to visit with its favorable climate and close proximity to the U.S. illustrating why 49% of its visitors come from the United States. This gives us an excellent opportunity to showcase to America how more compassionate and logical laws protecting natural habitat and wildlife are beneficial not only for the environment but for the people and the state of the country as a whole.

iRescue®’s Success in 2015

Fully operational and growing fast, iRescue® and our affiliates provide direct care to 100s of animals each year through our sanctuaries, veterinary aid, emergency shelters and rescue centers throughout Costa Rica. We work in tandem to professionalize the field of animal care and wildlife rescue with our education and training programs.

Through our expansion and success, we are fast becoming a leading animal and wildlife advocacy organization in Costa Rica driving transformational change by combating and exposing large-scale cruelties such as the illegal pet wildlife trade, puppy mills, animal fighting, factory farming, animal cruelty and captive hunts.


iRescue®’s Expanded Solutions for 2016 and Beyond.

The iRescue® brand was founded in 2005 on the simple premise of developing functional systems of giving back. Now in 2016, iRescue® is making good on its promise and will expand its program beyond its direct hands-on animal rescue, rehab, release and educational efforts in Costa Rica.

iRescue® Footprints

iRescue® Footprints is a non-profit division of iRescue® designed to educate the public about different issues relating to how best interact with the environment.

Our premier educational program is based in Costa Rica and designed to teach the school children of Costa Rica the importance of keeping wildlife out of their homes as pets and that this practice is now illegal in Costa Rica.

In Costa Rica, studies show that up to 25% of the population currently keeps wildlife in their homes as pets. It is our goal to educate the kids that wildlife is meant to be kept in the wild and not designed to be domesticated as a pet. iRescueFootprints.org

iRescue® Wellness

iRescue® Wellness is a non-profit branch of iRescue® designed to provide mind, body, soul and balance services to those searching for wellness activities. All profits are funneled back to iRescue®'s non-profit entity.

Our premier wellness center is the Lazy J Wildlife and Wellness Center in the southern zone Costa Rica. This all-inclusive 500 acre private wildlife reserve and rescue center hosts a maximum of 6-8 guests per day for a unique one-of-a-kind Costa Rica nature filled experience. iRescueWellness.org

iRescue® Water

iRescue® Water is an affiliated branch of iRescue® designed to promote various non-profit entities through the sales of premium bottled water. Funds from the sales of the bottled water are funnelled back various non-profits and iRescue®. iRescuewater.com