Protecting Wildlife

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This past June, Edgar Paucar, Environmental Monitor at Cardno Latin America, worked along with two other people from the wildlife rescue brigade team, to rescue and release a caiman crocodilus that was trapped in a platform in the Sucumbios Province in Ecuador.

The rescued specimen
Caiman crocodilus (Common Caiman)


The team worked together using an EPP, the correct tools, and making sure to implement a strategy that would maintain the safety and wellbeing of the rescue team as well as the wild specimen. Their methodology led to a successful rescue and an immediate relocation of the specimen to a safe area close to the platform where it was found.

The brigade conducting its rescue efforts
 

The specimen before being relocated to a safe area


The caiman crocodilus, known as the common caiman or white caiman, can reach up to 2.5 meters in length and is found in various countries throughout the Americas. The rescued specimen measured approximately 1 meter in length and was in healthy conditions at its release.

The realeased specimen