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Help save a species from extinction
The Myanmar snub-nosed monkey was discovered just a few years ago. Imagine the excitement of zoologists worldwide at uncovering an entirely new species.
This excitement turned to consternation as it emerged that this species is in serious danger of extinction.
With probably fewer than 300 of these animals left alive, it is now a race against time to save this species from becoming extinct, as experts say that this could happen within just 18 years.
That means that within one human generation an entire species could be lost forever.
‘Snubby’ is under threat from several different sources.
…and so it goes on – unless you can help us stop this cycle.
Your support now, while there is still time to act, is essential for three reasons:
In such a remote area, local people are essential to our efforts to protect this species. Our work consists of:
These communities are now becoming champions of ‘Snubby’ in the area. For example, they have established no-hunting zones and ensure that hunters do not target the monkey.
Surveys will help us to understand more about this elusive creature. We need to constantly monitor the situation to understand the impact of our work, as well as ensuring awareness of any new threats in the area. We will also use this data to keep you updated with our progress.
A new National Park will help save both these monkeys and the red panda. The Myanmar Forest Department has already endorsed the establishment of the Park, and now we just need to raise the funds to establish it on the ground. This could create a lasting legacy for Myanmar as a whole.
We’ve only just started learning about this creature. For example, we recently discovered that when it rains even lightly, the upturned nose of this creature means that rainwater collects in its nasal passages and it must sneeze to clear them.
You can preserve this fascinating species for generations to come – please donate whatever you can afford. Even the smallest donation could have an incalculable effect on the future of this species.
We hope that in years to come, you will be able to look back upon this day as one in which you played your part in helping an entire species to survive.
…to spend a week raising awareness in local communities.
…to help us assess the progress of the project.
…ensuring the National Park’s boundaries are protected.