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Parque Machia Reviews
I can totally recomend this park. It is cheap (6 bolivianos), you have a really good view from the mirador over the village, river and rain forrest. The monkeys are super cute. It will take you max. 2... more »
Quelle déception ! Vivement recommandé par les guides, ce parc où, il fut un temps, on découvrait de multiples animaux au gré de la visité, n'offre plus qu'une jolie balade escarpée dans la jungle. La... more »What a disappointment! Highly recommended by the guidebooks, this park where there was a time, we discovered many animals at the visited, offers more than just a pretty steep ride in the jungle. Half of the tour - one that offered access to the animals - is closed due to the destruction of the path, but this, nobody would tell you at the counter... Villa tunari, in general, seems to have been a period of prosperity, but today, offers a sad spectacle of hotels and structures to abandonment.
Am meisten bleiben einem wohl die Affen in Erinnerung in diesem kleinen Parque am Rand von Villa Tunari. Die misshandelten, aus bolivianischen Haushalten geretteten Tiere, um die sich eine Organisatio... more »Most remain one of the monkeys in memory in this small park on the outskirts of Villa Tunari. You don't get the battered, rescued from Bolivian households animals to which an organization deals with, practically to face. The Park is thus reduced to the steep and quite crowded, leading through a beautiful forest path up to a pretty vermüllten Mirador overlooking Villa Tunari. And not always completely harmless on the random encounters with different species of monkeys.
Great work is being done here to rehabilitate injured animals from the region.
Come and helps us its great
I was looking for an orgnisation to volunteer with, that fights against the extinction of species as that's a very, very sad fact. So I found IntiWaraYassi, that says:"To defend the environment and conserve biodiversity." and I thought,I´m right here. It turned out, that this was just to attract paying volunteers. They do not the least attempt to Conserve Biodiversity. They have for example 65 capuchin monkeys, they are not endangered at all. Same as about 97% of the animals at Parque Machia are not endangered. So their info"work with endangered species" is not totally wrong, but is same for attracting attention. Also their quote: "La extinction es por siempre haga su soporte " being placed at the entrance is of course truth, but they are not doing anything against it. The few endangered animals they have, are not attempted to be brought back to the wild. So there are some wild cats or a bear and a lot of birds, that will spend their whole life(decades) in this parks. With this effort of work and money there could be soo much more done for the species than giving one individual a (maybe) better life(e.g. reforestation, education) The administrator just easily said "they don't have the facilities to reintroduce the animals to the wild". As there are always about 15 paying volunteers(400$ per month), it seems obvious, that they don't do any try to bring some of the animals back to the wild. I personally worked with birds and read for example:"Many species of birds can be seen, their once cropped feathers slowly growing back." I thought that´s a good developpment from birds, that should be pets would be back in the nature soon - knowing that there are critically endangered species in Bolivia. The CareTaker of the birds(a very nice bolivian woman, that unfortunately will receive an ear damage soon with this work) explained me, that the feathers needs to be cut every now and then, otherwise the birds could escape (WTF?!). ....maybe I just should have drank the cheapest rum same as most of the other volunteers(not all) and see the sense in putting nice animal - pictures on facebook. And just follow the instructions in the folder that explains, to sing and dance with the birds, as they would be pets just being saved from being someone elses pets. Knowing that, the extinctions silently takes place out there, makes me sad. Can´t beleive, that they confuse fight extinction with entertainment, the priority should be totally obvious. From all the volunteering I did in all the countries it was the first time I paid for it and it was the first time, that I didn´t see a big sense in it - I got the impression, that this organisation was set up for making profit, I quit after 3 days so at least I don´t spend time with this. --> that´s my opinion.
Beautiful walk in the open air. You can see variety of monkeys and capuchin monkeys spider. It is necessary to take water very cold and mosquito repellent because it's very hot.
A beautiful experience with nature, however note some neglect and pollution to the natural environment by the visitors that leave garbage and plastic bottles by the circuit walk
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