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More Habitat for wild Animals in the Amazon Rainforest.

CHUCHINI Amazon Wildlife Eco Reserve & Lodge
CHUCHINI Amazon Wildlife Eco Reserve & Lodge TRINIDAD, BO
Miriam Hinojosa
Miriam Hinojosa

Project Overview

CHUCHINI is a protected area and situated on hills in the Amazon Rainforest. Every year during the rainy season the area is flooded for 6 months. The hills become islands. Unfortunately, the surrounding area is under treat by deforestation, poaching, agriculture and other illegal activities. The animals come from far away to have a rest on the islands. We want to build 20 small islands around the existing hills to give animals more space to live.

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CHUCHINI is a protected area and situated on artificial pre-Columbian hills. These hills are built by the hydraulic civilisation more than 10.000 years ago. They built the mounds to stay dry in the rainy season. Every year, during the rainy season the area will flood and the hills become islands. The hydraulic civilisation named it ‘Chuchini’. Chuchini means in the language Mojeño Trinitario ‘House of the Jaguar’. During rainy season jaguars travel from far to rest on the islands. That is the reason why they call it house of the jaguar. Not only the jaguars use the islands to have a rest. Almost every animal in the area.

Chuchini is a protected area and the only safe place. Unfortunately, the surrounding area is under treat by deforestation, poaching, agriculture and other illegal activities. The animals come from far away to have a rest on the islands. To prevent the populations from collapsing we want to create more habitat by building 20 smaller islands around the existing islands. Basically we give the animals more chance to survive!

To create a little safe haven for the animals we make small adjustments in the area. We will build 20 islands and provide it with endemic fruit plants and trees. The vegetation that we will plant give the animals year round fruit and shelter possibilities.


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CHUCHINI Amazon Wildlife Eco Reserve & Lodge
CHUCHINI Amazon Wildlife Eco Reserve & Lodge
TRINIDAD, BO

Chuchini is a privately owned, family run ecological and archaeological visitor sanctuary (Eco Reserve & Lodge) & a protected area since almost 50 years. The eco reserve is located 14 km north of Trinidad in Beni, in the Amazon region of Bolivia.



Our mission is to protect and preserve this unique habitat for everyone (animal and human) to save this piece of nature forever.



We do this entirely through the help of visitors, volunteers and donations; we receive no government support or funding.

Miriam Hinojosa
Miriam Hinojosa
TRINIDAD, BO
CEO

2012 I have visited the Amazon Rainforest im Bolivia, the Chuchini Sanctuary near Trinidad. I fell in love with the nature and wildlife here, that's why I stayed as a volunteer in the Chuchini project. This is how I met my Bolivian husband. Originally I come from Switzerland, Zurich. Since 2013 I live and work here in the Bolivian Amazon Rainforest with my husband and twins in the family run Eco Reserve Chuchini.

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