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Thanks to You We’ve Raised Over £3,600 for the Pygmy Sloth!

By on August 2, 2012 in EDGE Champions, EDGE Updates, Focal species, Mammals, News, Pygmy three-toed sloth

A big thank you to all our supporters who donated and spread the word about our campaign – each of you helped us to raise a grand total of £3,653 which we will use to implement vital conservation actions to rescue the last hundred pygmy sloths from extinction!

Hopefully we will be going back to Escudo Island in September or October to collect more data on the pygmy sloth population, as well as begin thorough socio-economic surveys and initiatives to try and establish sustainable livelihoods for the people who live near and on the island.

This would involve stopping the degradation of red mangrove patches where the sloths live, instead promoting the use of alternative resources in the fishing communities.

By doing these actions and more we aim to reverse the decline of the pygmy sloth population and make sure they hang around for future generations to see. Although this species is on the EDGE, we are sure that your contributions have helped to preserve its future and that we will achieve a real conservation success that will be talked about for years to come.

"Thanks for helping EDGE save me!"


Even though this campaign is closed, you can still donate to the EDGE programme to help other endangered animals in need…