Saving manatees and monkeys in Belize

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

Summary

Wildtracks provides successful rescue, rehabilitation and release of endangered primates (Yucatan black howler monkeys and Central American spider monkeys) and Antillean manatees in Belize. It uses a blend of wildlife rehabilitation and conservation planning to work with its partners to contribute towards addressing the illegal wildlife trade and supporting Belize's national wildlife conservation strategies.

$100,000
total goal
$22,049
remaining
177
donors
0
monthly donors
2
years

Challenge

Primates are under increasing threat in Belize from deforestation and the illegal wildlife trade, and manatees from increasing boat strikes - both resulting in increased intakes at Wildtracks. For these endangered species, every individual counts. Successful rehabilitation and release play an important role in their conservation, but this comes at a cost - financing is a significant challenge to ensuring these charismatic species have the best possible pathway to return to the wild.

Solution

Wildtracks is recognized as a successful model for rescue, rehabilitation and release of endangered species. However, we depend on donors, partnerships and dedicated staff and volunteers to provide the day-to-day care required to ensure that each individual has the best opportunity to return to the wild. Your donation will ensure that we are able to continue facility construction and maintenance, cover daily feeds, transport, vet care and post-release monitoring costs.

Long-Term Impact

Wildtracks has successfully reintroduced howler monkeys into protected tropical forests, with the roar of wild howlers echoing through the trees for the first time in 80 years. It has strengthened Belize's manatee population through successful release of rehabilitated individuals back into protected coastal waters of Belize. Work continueseach success is an important step to ensuring that these species continue to live and thrive in the wild, contributing to Belize's conservation successes.

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
$77,951 raised of $100,000 goal
 
335 donations
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