Costa Rica Wildlife Foundation (CRWF), through its signature project Nai Conservation http://www.naiconservation.org , is leading tapir conservation in Costa Rica using cutting-edge research, educational outreach, and by partnering with local communities, businesses, and government to find lasting solutions for human-tapir coexistence.
And these efforts are working. Since 2005, tapir road collisions have decreased by 90%, conflict has been prevented on more than 5,000 hectares through responsible ecotourism partnerships with farmers, 520 schoolchildren have participated in Salva-Dantas (“Save Tapirs”) educational programs, and 245 camera-traps have been deployed by researchers and community-based brigades to monitor and study wild tapirs.
On 2021 the conservation action continues, we are supporting local efforts to restore key tapir habitat on important connectivity areas. We are teaming up with local communities to strengthen anti-poaching efforts using technology to improve community ranger patrolling. And we will be implementing our education to graduate more Salva-Dantas around Costa Rica.
By Tapir Day 2021, CRWF aims to raise $5,000 for this important work. With the ongoing pandemic, this comes at a difficult time for the world. But conservation must continue, and CRWF is committed to leading the way for tapirs.
Your generous donation today can help CRWF provide: