We believe in developing partnerships in which we endorse the initiatives of our partners in sustainable socio-environmental activities, since they also have the commitment for Animal Welfare, Biodiversity Conservation and Environmental Education.
We are visionaries and seek partnerships that enable us to fulfill our mission by following our values and thus obtain the necessary resources to develop our work, involvement and public attention, as well as social recognition.
Scientific Team and Collaborators
Our scientific team provides CETAS with veterinary medical care, animal sciences and biological expertise. We count on important partnerships for conducting laboratory tests and surgeries that require certain urgency. Equally important, our scientific personnel collaborate with other world renowned scientists on a variety of projects. For instance, we collaborate with Santa Catarina Federal University’s Marine Mammals (LAMAQ) and Wildlife Comparative Pathology Laboratory at the School of Veterinary Medicine- University of Sao Paulo (LAPCOM-FMVZ-USP).
Our organization also participates in the Council of the Right Whale Environmental Protection Area (APABF), an internationally acclaimed Federal conservation unit that was created to ensure the preservation of this species sites for breeding and nursing. Furthermore, we collaborate with multiple divisions of the Chico Mendes Institute for Biodiversity Conservation, including CMA-ICMBio, through which we are members of the Network for Stranded Marine Mammals in South Brazil (REMASUL). We are also affiliated to the World Society for the Protection of Animals.
Through technical cooperation with IBAMA, we develop and conduct full rehabilitation and reintroduction/release programs, which are coordinated by highly qualified biologists and veterinarians who have the necessary expertise to manage different species at the individual level. The rehabilitation process can be extensive, and occasionally some animals are identified as not being able to be reintroduced into their natural habitat. Under such circumstances, we work with IBAMA to transfer these animals to zoos or licensed institutions that have been examined and authorized by IBAMA.
R3 Animal’s team has also been involved in responding to emergency situations, such as the highly publicized case of the oil spill-affected Magellanic Penguins in 2008 (link to our media page). This tragic event resulted in 442 live animals stranded on the coast of Santa Catarina. During this disaster, our team led the rescue, rehabilitation and release of the animals to nature. Such an achievement highlights the importance of our mission and dedication of our professionals.
Environmental Education is also a priority of our organization. We work with local communities, schools and universities. Our team conducts workshops and lectures about conservation, sustainability, animal well being, wildlife rehabilitation, as well as workshops on stranded marine animals. We believe that the social aspect of our work is vital for the success of our overall mission.