Brevard Zoo Membership Newsletter Fall 2019 - Page 12
Giant Armadillo Project
have contributed more than $110,000 to conservation
projects in this region since 2001.
The Brazilian Pantanal is the largest wetland habitat in the
tropics, spanning more than 42 million acres. Giant Armadillo
Project (GAP) uses very high frequency and GPS transmitters
to keep tabs on giant armadillos and giant anteaters. GAP
researchers monitor the movements and activity patterns
of their subjects and occasionally visit them in the field to
conduct health assessments and collect biological samples.
Since 2013, GAP has received over $15,000 from the Zoo to
use in training highway workers, working with students and
tracking more than 70 giant anteaters!
Lowland Tapir Conservation Initiative (LTCI) champions
tapirs as conservation ambassadors in the Pantanal. Their
multifaceted approach encompasses research, habitat
preservation, educational outreach, ecotourism initiatives
and the development of roadkill mitigation plans. LTCI has
received more than $5,000 in Q4C funding.
Wildlife rehabilitation (like the work conducted in Brevard
County at Florida Wildlife Hospital & Sanctuary and our
very own Sea Turtle Healing Center) is an unfortunate
necessity wherever humans and animals intersect. Although
most of the patients admitted to these local facilities were
inadvertently orphaned or injured by human activity or
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acts of nature,
American projects at the
Q4C voting station, and
two partner ornizations will
the illegal wildlife
be selected to receive funding
for a three year period.
from the Zoo since 2007, using these funds to help create
central offices, a wildlife rescue and holding center, and an
environmental education and training facility.
. . . you’ll see more Latin
Our grants have benefitted many more organizations and
species in Latin America, such as Andean cats in Bolivia,
jaguars in Mexico, spectacled bears in Peru and Roatán
spiny-tailed iguanas in Honduras—and that’s just the
beginning. Starting next year, you’ll see more Latin American
projects at the Q4C voting station, and two partner
organizations will be selected to receive funding
for a three-year period.
Remember, five dollars from each membership and 25 cents
from each Zoo admission benefits Q4C. It’s your support
that enables us to make a difference for wildlife around the
world, so thank you!