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Urgent Appeal for Our Friends in Brazil
The Amazon forest is burning, the Cerrado grasslands and shrub forests are burning, the Pantanal wetlands – going through the worst drought in 50 years– are burning. The situation is unprecedented, tragic, catastrophic. The fires are massive. Thousands of animals are dying.
Giant anteaters and armadillos are being seriously affected. Giant anteaters with long shaggy tails that brush the ground are being burnt alive. Mission: Wildlife has good friends within the Anteaters & Highways Project and the Giant Armadillo Project. Dr. Arnaud Desbiez, who founded both projects is on the ground in his home country of Brazil to coordinate relief efforts. There are many heroes out there fighting to save the Pantanal and its wildlife, and we can help provide them with the equipment they need. Raising funds for the following two purposes is currently the most urgent:
1- Rescue teams have been finding and rescuing lots and lots of burned animals and have been providing technical support to catch, anesthetize, and treat them. These teams need veterinary equipment and supplies. They are doing the best they can possibly do with almost nothing. In response to this need, we are raising funds to purchase veterinary gear for different teams. Our veterinarians will purchase needed items and we are identifying the best ways to get the equipment to wherever it needs to be. Everything is extra complicated because of the pandemic.
2- Part of the funds we raise will go to purchasing firefighting gear including protective equipment for firefighters such as fire-resistant boots, pants, shirts, gloves, helmets, and special glasses for eye protection and things like water pumps, fire hoses, shovels, chainsaws, air blowers, brush cutters etc.
Anteaters & Highways Project and the Giant Armadillo Project have partnered with the Lowland Tapir Conservation Initiative. Mission: Wildlife knows all of the fundraising partners, so please donate directly to their PayPal or credit card donation system for the Lowland Tapir Conservation Initiative (hosted within the IPÊ´s - Instituto de Pesquisas Ecológicas, website)
Thank you for any donation!