KSTR Wildlife Clinic & Rescue Center

by Kids Saving The Rainforest
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KSTR Wildlife Clinic & Rescue Center
KSTR Wildlife Clinic & Rescue Center
KSTR Wildlife Clinic & Rescue Center
KSTR Wildlife Clinic & Rescue Center
KSTR Wildlife Clinic & Rescue Center
KSTR Wildlife Clinic & Rescue Center
KSTR Wildlife Clinic & Rescue Center
KSTR Wildlife Clinic & Rescue Center
KSTR Wildlife Clinic & Rescue Center
KSTR Wildlife Clinic & Rescue Center
KSTR Wildlife Clinic & Rescue Center
KSTR Wildlife Clinic & Rescue Center
KSTR Wildlife Clinic & Rescue Center
KSTR Wildlife Clinic & Rescue Center
KSTR Wildlife Clinic & Rescue Center
KSTR Wildlife Clinic & Rescue Center
KSTR Wildlife Clinic & Rescue Center
KSTR Wildlife Clinic & Rescue Center
KSTR Wildlife Clinic & Rescue Center
KSTR Wildlife Clinic & Rescue Center
KSTR Wildlife Clinic & Rescue Center
KSTR Wildlife Clinic & Rescue Center
KSTR Wildlife Clinic & Rescue Center
KSTR Wildlife Clinic & Rescue Center
KSTR Wildlife Clinic & Rescue Center
KSTR Wildlife Clinic & Rescue Center
KSTR Wildlife Clinic & Rescue Center
KSTR Wildlife Clinic & Rescue Center
KSTR Wildlife Clinic & Rescue Center
KSTR Wildlife Clinic & Rescue Center
KSTR Wildlife Clinic & Rescue Center
KSTR Wildlife Clinic & Rescue Center
KSTR Wildlife Clinic & Rescue Center
KSTR Wildlife Clinic & Rescue Center
KSTR Wildlife Clinic & Rescue Center
KSTR Wildlife Clinic & Rescue Center
KSTR Wildlife Clinic & Rescue Center
KSTR Wildlife Clinic & Rescue Center
KSTR Wildlife Clinic & Rescue Center
KSTR Wildlife Clinic & Rescue Center
KSTR Wildlife Clinic & Rescue Center
KSTR Wildlife Clinic & Rescue Center
KSTR Wildlife Clinic & Rescue Center
KSTR Wildlife Clinic & Rescue Center
KSTR Wildlife Clinic & Rescue Center
KSTR Wildlife Clinic & Rescue Center
KSTR Wildlife Clinic & Rescue Center
KSTR Wildlife Clinic & Rescue Center
KSTR Wildlife Clinic & Rescue Center
KSTR Wildlife Clinic & Rescue Center
KSTR Wildlife Clinic & Rescue Center
KSTR Wildlife Clinic & Rescue Center
KSTR Wildlife Clinic & Rescue Center
KSTR Wildlife Clinic & Rescue Center
KSTR Wildlife Clinic & Rescue Center
KSTR Wildlife Clinic & Rescue Center
KSTR Wildlife Clinic & Rescue Center
Vet tech Maria feeding Harrieta the baby anteater
Vet tech Maria feeding Harrieta the baby anteater

Let’s Build a Nursery for our Rescue Center!

This year has been an amazing improvement for KSTR, we were able to open the rescue center and we have had more visitors come in this year. We also got verified by the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries! We keep thriving to improve and grow, this is why we want to build a nursery for all the wildlife babies that need our help!

We believe no animal should be left to suffer. YOU can help us save wildlife babies! 

The Goal: 

We are committed to keeping our Rescue Center and Sanctuary for wildlife running, but we need your support to build a nursery for the wildlife babies we rescue, as at the moment we dont have the adequate facilities to rescue babies in need.

We need to raise $50,000 in order to realistically and effectively build the facilities for the nursery and hire the staff needed to rescue wildlife babies

What the Funds Cover:

We need to purchase the materials needed to build the nursery and hire the staff to do the labor work. We will also need medical supplies to attend injured or sick babies, feeding supplies specific for babies depending on the specie, baby formula for different types of specie, incubators, thermal blankets and other supplies needed to care of young animals. We also we need to bring in an onsite full-time nursery mom along with support staff. The funds will also help us have stability in knowing we can complete the process of rehabilitation for those animals to get back out into the wild.

Why:

For many years, we have been running a successful nursery rehab program for young wildlife, but due to new regulations and various maintenance issues, we need to create a new building on a different part of the property.

This is our chance to BUILD A NEW, IMPROVED NURSERY!

Right now we are raising funds to be able to build this nursery for our rescue center. Bay anteaters, sloths, monkeys, birds...They all need YOUR help!

Orphaned, injured or abandoned baby animals need a very specific environment to help them feel safe and gain confidence, along with practicing natural behaviors that ease their transition back to their natural environment.

We are dedicated to the welfare of all wildlife, and the goal of helping them all live healthy, happy lives in the wild where they belong! Your support means that we can move forward in providing the best care and accommodation possible to help these wee ones get well and strong enough to be free again!

Final messages:

"KSTR is almost 22 years old now, and has helped save thousands of animals throughout the years...and we need YOU to help us save thousands more!"

Join the movement and make a change in conservation by helping us get our Nursery back in action!!

Dr. Carmen checking a baby 3 fingered sloth
Dr. Carmen checking a baby 3 fingered sloth
Richal the toucanet, when he was a baby!
Richal the toucanet, when he was a baby!
Intern Callie feeding Momo a baby squirrel monkey
Intern Callie feeding Momo a baby squirrel monkey

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Great News!  After a rough, long year, we were finally able to Re-Open our Clinic and Rescue Center! 
It was absolutely heartbreaking to shut our doors and only help newly injured and orphaned animals by means of referrals. 
Now we are so glad to be able to offer medical care & rehabilitation to more animals in need.
We were able to bring our amazing Wildlife Vet, Dr. Carmen Soto, back onsite full-time, as well as a new full-time Vet Tech, Maria.  As of the end of May, we opened the doors and new rescued animals started coming immediately!

So far, we have received:

-an adult anteater (already rehabilitated and released)!
-an adult porcupine (already rehabilitated and released)!
-a juvenile fiery billed aracari (already rehabilitated and released)!
-newborn orphaned baby anteater

-a juvenile sloth

-a juvenile squirrel

-3 baby "titi" squirrel monkeys
-3 juvenile coatis
-a scarlet macaw

-multiple juvenile & adult parrots, parakeets, a gallinule and other birds!

It's been a busy time to be sure...but luckily we haven't had to do it alone!  We have had multiple longterm interns, short term volunteers, and amazing vet student groups coming for Study Abroad programs (Broadreach & LoopAbroad based in the USA and GREFA/UCM in Spain).
Not only have these people all been helpful in their hard work and passion, but the funds brought in through our Volunteer Program were instrumental in helping us fund the care and medicines needed to help these new animals - and of course our unreleasable permanent residents of our Wildlife Sanctuary. 

We are so grateful for these great organizations and individuals, and the fact that we are once again doing what we love and getting animals healed, adapted and released back where they belong in the wild! 

Now, we are looking to construct a new nursery for all the babies and juveniles so we can provide better 'accommodation' and rehabbing facilities.  Would you like to help these animals?

Students helping Vet check Marmoset Monkey
Students helping Vet check Marmoset Monkey
Baby "Titi" Squirrel Monkey
Baby "Titi" Squirrel Monkey
KSTR Super Staff
KSTR Super Staff

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KSTR Vet technician checking a two toed sloth
KSTR Vet technician checking a two toed sloth

Kids Saving the Rainforest works to protect the diverse wildlife of Costa Rica’s Pacific Coast by implementing projects to protect the wildlife in the community by mitigating the major threats of wildlife in the region through reforestation, our wildlife bridge program, educating the community and visitors on conservation, and by our Wildlife Rescue Center where we rehabilitate and release rescued wildlife. 

In order to survive the year 2020, we had no choice but to shut down operations of our Wildlife Rescue Center, which treats injured or displaced wild animals and rehabilitates them for release back to their habitat. We have had to focus all of our resources on our Wildlife Sanctuary, which houses the special, unreleasable animals. However, we have exciting news!! Thanks to all of your support and help we will be reopening our Rescue Center in May! Stay tuned for more updates on our reopening! We are so excited!! 

With our rescue center opened, we will not only be rescuing wildlife, but we will also be receiving student groups from different educational organizations to teach them about Conservation. We are very excited about receiving so many young students interested in making a change! We are very proud of educating about the importance of conservation as this will help ensure the long-term health of our planet for generations to come. Our project is unique as we try our main audience to be the kids and young adults, to teach young minds about conservation and make them part of our efforts to protect the forests of Costa Rica and the world, and care about being part of helping mitigate the treats that affect the wildlife and the environment. 

During the month of April, you can help our projects out by Adopting a Tree for EARTH DAY 2021! Help us reach our goal of 5000 trees sponsored by Earth Day! By Adopting a tree, you will not only be helping with reforestation but you will also help us raise funds for our Wildlife Rescue Center to keep rescuing wildlife! 

Would you like a tree planted in your name & a certificate to show your commitment to saving the rainforest? Earth Day is coming up on April 22nd, and it is our goal to find sponsors for 5000 trees by then! Let's make a great impact together this year!  

Kids Saving the Rainforest has planted nearly 18,000 trees now, with goals to plant at least 70,000 more! Our Reforestation project property is on almost 300 acres.  The land was a teak farm for 20 plus years so it is deforested and lacking diversity.  Our project is giving it back to nature and will be a great location for releasing sloths and other rehabilitated wildlife. There are already 2 types of monkeys on the property and both types of sloths, along with many other kinds of animals there.  
 

WHY PLANT A TREE? Trees are crucial for the survival of all living species on Earth. 

 
TREES: 

-Combat climate change 

-Clean the air 

-Create economic opportunities 

-Conserve energy, save water and provide food 

-Not to mention, forests provide habitat for 80 percent of the world’s terrestrial biodiversity and livelihoods for 1.6 billion people. 

YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE WITH EVEN JUST 1 SINGLE TREE!  

Your constant support will help us continue saving wildlife! We are so grateful for your support! It is so gratifying to be making a change in the world together! 

Kids volunteering at KSTR
Kids volunteering at KSTR
KSTR staff performing an eye exam on a Curacao
KSTR staff performing an eye exam on a Curacao

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Chicles (2 fingered sloth) released on July 2020
Chicles (2 fingered sloth) released on July 2020

The Kids Saving the Rainforest Family wants to thank you all for the amazing support you have given us during the challenging year of 2020! We can't describe how grateful we are!  

Your donations helped us continue taking care of all the animals we give sanctuary to and also, we were able to plant 10,000 trees to reforest and have continued with our wildlife bridges.  

We are excited to start this new year strong with our New Year´s Resolution: Reopening our Widlife Rescue Center!

In order to survive the year 2020, we had no choice but to shut down operations of our Wildlife Rescue Center, which treats injured or displaced wild animals and rehabilitates them for release back to their habitat. We have had to focus all of our resources on our Wildlife Sanctuary, which houses the special, unreleasable animals.    

While we are committed to keeping our Wildlife Sanctuary running, we need your support to reopen our Rescue Center to save more animals this new year. It breaks our hearts that we have to turn away the many calls we receive about injured wildlife, only offering guidance and referrals, when we know that with more resources, we could save so many of these animals in need.   

We need YOUR help to start this new year strong and get our Rescue Center, which includes our Vet Clinic, Nursery, and Rehab/Release areas back in action!  

Our Mission for this new year is to keep saving more wildlife and reopen our KSTR Rescue Center.  

Our Belief is that "No animal should be left to suffer.  YOU can help us save more wildlife"  

The Goal is to keep our Wildlife Sanctuary for unreleasable animals running, but also start rescuing more animals in need, and get them back out into the wild.    

We need to raise $40,000 in order to realistically and effectively give full-time care to new animals.  

What the Funds Cover is to purchase medical supplies and to bring our Wildlife Vet back onsite full-time, along with support staff.  

Our current Operational Costs for the sanctuary animals, food and reduced staff is approximately $10,000/month, but we need $20,000/month in order to support our efforts caring for new animals for a couple months while tourism has a chance to bounce back. This would ensure enough stability to know that we can complete the process of treatments for those new animals to get back out into the wild.  

Why Give? Our non-profit organization is run solely on donations & tourist-based activities; revenue brought through our educational Wildlife Sanctuary Tour (with the unreleasable animals) and fees from our Volunteer/Internship programs. We need both locals and travelers for that boost. Every animal rescue organization is suffering from loss of funds, and receives no assistance from the government, which means more animals are getting inadequate care or are tragically left to suffer.       

Final Messages: KSTR is almost 22 years old now, and has helped save thousands of animals throughout the years...and WE NEED YOU to help us save thousands more!  

Join the movement and make a change in conservation this new year!  

Let’s Reopen the KSTR Rescue Center to save more animals together! 

PS. GlobalGiving has a matching program.  If you click here:  https://www.globalgiving.org/recurring-donations-matched/ you can start a new monthly donation.  An anonymous donor has offered to match your donation by starting a new recurring monthly donation to KSTR.

Physical exam of capuchin monkey by Dr.Tania
Physical exam of capuchin monkey by Dr.Tania
Physical exam of spider monkey by Dr.Carmen
Physical exam of spider monkey by Dr.Carmen
Casper (3 fingered sloth) released on March 2020
Casper (3 fingered sloth) released on March 2020

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KSTR is pleased to announce that we are making drastic cutbacks in order to continue our work despite no income since March 15th of  this year. We have been closed to the public due to the Covid 19 so we have had no volunteers and no tours with no end in sight.  

All staff have accepted 50% reduction of their salary, feeding the staff meals are much more basic, but the wildlife in our care is still recieving the best care and food. 

We have planted 10,000 trees and our workers on the planting site are also working 1/2 time.  Of the trees planted we still have 5000 trees ready to adopt out and we are offering adoptions of $1 a tree, with a minumum of 10 trees. 

We are still putting up and maintaining our wildlife bridges over the roads of our community.

We have a will and determination that started with the two 9 year olds 21 years ago. 

We are commited to stay open no matter what.  Without your donations this would not be possile so please continue to give and adopt some trees, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

 Jennifer Rice Phd

President and Co-founder

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Kids Saving The Rainforest

Location: Palo Alto, CA - USA
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Twitter: @KSTRCR
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Jennifer Rice
Palo Alto, CA United States
$2,042 raised of $40,000 goal
 
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