Over the course of the last month, we have been sharing with you what our partners around the world have been doing in the wake of the pandemic, and the worldwide changes caused by COVID-19.
We’ve seen how the team in Morocco have focused their efforts on rescuing thousands of farm and domestic animals dumped on the streets.
In Indonesia, our partners are not only working against increased poaching but also to investigate and shut down wildlife markets that spread zoonotic diseases in the first place. In doing so, they are rescuing countless animals from these markets.
And at home in the USA and UK, our seamstresses are making masks for frontline healthcare workers.
Globally, in Africa, Asia, and in Latin America, our partners are educating locals on the causes of COVID-19 and how to stop its spread.
Today, with #GivingTuesdayNow taking place tomorrow! we’re sharing with you our latest report from the wildlife rangers we are supporting in Tanzania. Some of the pictures in this report are more graphic than we usually share, but we want you to understand the realities being faced by our partners in Tanzania.
Unfortunately many of the rangers have found themselves out of work due to the lack of financial support from the tourist industry during the lockdown, for example the Chem Chem lodge which is a leading source of patrol support in Burunge Wildlife Area.
Without their daily patrols, human/ wildlife conflicts are increasing, with incidents between the community and invading elephants, zebras, and buffalo happening at least five times a week. This has already caused both human and wildlife casualties, and, without the presence of daily patrols, the number of reports of animals in the local villages is increasing…
We are fundraising to get the rangers back to work to stop these conflicts to protect both vulnerable human and endangered wildlife populations.
Your #GivingTuesdayNow contributions will go towards this, and our other COVID-19 projects, so with your help we can help protect communities and wildlife everywhere, we can help protect the health care workers, we can help stop the spread of these deadly zoonotic diseases, and we can help make a difference in the face of the pandemic..
Thank you all
-Tod and Piggy, Presidents, Darwin Animal Doctors
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