Rescate Wildlife Rescue Center is a wildlife rehabilitation facility that was founded in 1990 and is based on 36 acres of natural forest in the province of Alajuela, Costa Rica, with two release sites in Golfito and the Nicoya Peninsula. Rescate Wildlife Rescue Center’s mission is to protect and restore the country’s biodiversity through wildlife rehabilitation and endangered species breeding and reintroduction. They also maintain a Life-time Care Sanctuary for non-releasable animals. Rescate works very closely with the Ministry of Environment and Energy (Ministerio de Ambiente y Energía; MINAE) and is the primary facility for placement of wildlife rescued or confiscated by National System of Conservation Areas (SINAC). Rescate Wildlife Rescue Center rescues over 3,000 native animals on an annual basis and provides a forever home to an additional 800 non-releasable animals.