Saving manatees and monkeys in Belize during Covid

by Wildtracks
Saving manatees and monkeys in Belize during Covid
Saving manatees and monkeys in Belize during Covid
Saving manatees and monkeys in Belize during Covid
Saving manatees and monkeys in Belize during Covid
Saving manatees and monkeys in Belize during Covid
Saving manatees and monkeys in Belize during Covid
Saving manatees and monkeys in Belize during Covid
Saving manatees and monkeys in Belize during Covid
Saving manatees and monkeys in Belize during Covid
Saving manatees and monkeys in Belize during Covid
Saving manatees and monkeys in Belize during Covid
Saving manatees and monkeys in Belize during Covid
Saving manatees and monkeys in Belize during Covid
Saving manatees and monkeys in Belize during Covid
Saving manatees and monkeys in Belize during Covid
Saving manatees and monkeys in Belize during Covid
Saving manatees and monkeys in Belize during Covid
Saving manatees and monkeys in Belize during Covid
Saving manatees and monkeys in Belize during Covid
Saving manatees and monkeys in Belize during Covid
Saving manatees and monkeys in Belize during Covid
Saving manatees and monkeys in Belize during Covid

Summary

Addressing the illegal wildlife trade and need for wildlife conservation doesn't stop because there is a pandemic. Wildtracks has continued to rehabilitate endangered manatees, monkeys and other species, preparing them for release into the wild despite the challenges imposed by Covid-19. Finances are now depleted, and critical support is needed as we navigate the way forward - but Wildtracks is still working to support Belize's national wildlife conservation strategies

$48,000
total goal
$47,980
remaining
2
donors
0
monthly donors
3
months

Challenge

Wildtracks' success is supported by international volunteers, contributing to the effective day to day care of the manatees, monkeys and other at-risk wildlife species in rehabilitation. With Covid-19 preventing international travel, the care of the 6 manatees and 48 endangered primates currently at Wildtracks has required the hiring extra local staff to fill the gap, stretching finances, and we are now reaching a critical point, with financial reserves nearly exhausted.

Solution

With the global re-opening of some travel, Wildtracks is seeing the return of international volunteers, but still needs to bridge the very significant financial gap that has resulted from the impacts of the pandemic to meet wildlife rescue, rehabilitation and release demands. This appeal will ensure that we are able to continue to provide the high level of care for these animals and ensure their successful release, whilst Wildtracks recovers.

Long-Term Impact

The project supports successful national wildlife conservation efforts for three endangered species in Belize, through rehabilitation and release of orphaned and injured Antillean manatees and monkeys surrendered or confiscated from the illegal wildlife trade. With fewer than 700 manatees remaining in the coastal waters, and with increasing pressures on primate populations, each successful release improves long term species viability not just for Belize, but for the region.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

Organization Information

Wildtracks

Location: Sarteneja - Belize
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Project Leader:
Zoe Walker
Sarteneja, Belize
$20 raised of $48,000 goal
 
2 donations
$47,980 to go
Donate Now
lock
Donating through GlobalGiving is safe, secure, and easy with many payment options to choose from. View other ways to donate

Wildtracks has earned this recognition on GlobalGiving:

Help raise money!

Support this important cause by creating a personalized fundraising page.

Start a Fundraiser

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence

Snorkeler
Our
Impact

Woman Holding a Gift Card
Give
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle
GlobalGiving
Guarantee

Sign up for the GlobalGiving Newsletter

WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.