How is Fauna & Flora helping tapirs?
Fauna & Flora has provided training for hundreds of dedicated forest rangers and law enforcement officers who conduct anti-poaching forest patrols and remove snares.
If rangers encounter a tapir caught in snare traps, they are trained to carefully attempt to free the tapir without causing it further harm or distress.
We also work closely with the local community, who help us by providing key information about trafficking networks that can lead to the prosecution of poachers and illegal wildlife traders.
But there is much more that needs to be done to give tapirs a chance to recover.
We need to get more rangers out into the field to carry out life-saving snare removal, and carry out essential population monitoring using surveys and camera traps that will inform our methods of protecting tapirs.
How can I help save tapirs?
Your donation could help train and equip more rangers to patrol the forests and remove snares.
You could provide the technology such as mobile phones, radios and GPS that rangers need to navigate the hazardous forest safely.
Your support could also provide the camping gear, backpacks and uniforms they need to do their jobs, and vital first aid in case of emergency.
These brave rangers work in extremely dangerous conditions to protect tapirs; the least we can do is provide them with the equipment that they need. So please donate now.