Everyone deserves to stay home and stay safe this Christmas.
For at least 7 out of the 9 most vulnerable felines in Southeast Asia, the festive season might instead be filled with fear and distress as there are higher potential risks of them being poached, killed and sold at the illegal markets.
With each passing day, we are losing vulnerable wildlife to the hands of the sinister illegal wildlife crime that continues to be rampant in the borders between Thailand and Myanmar.
There are currently ZERO monitoring units at the Myanmar border areas, and this makes it even more urgent to step up patrolling efforts!
Due to the pandemic, people have lost their jobs. With few options to get by, local communities might resort to poaching of wildlife, smuggling products through border crossings and adding to the already thriving illegal wildlife trade at these target areas.
The ‘travel bubble’ concept refers to a safe space that will help ensure vulnerable wildlife can move from one area to another for food and shelter to stay home and stay safe.
This Christmas, we need your support in establishing a safe haven for wildlife in targeted poaching areas by helping us provide field equipment, tools, gears, vehicles and daily essentials for the first-ever wildlife monitoring units for this area.
We need you to disrupt wildlife crime and stop the illegal trade.
Containing the largest stretches of forests in Southeast Asia (250 times the size of Singapore!), the Dawna Tenasserim Landscape still remains an unheard location for many.
But therein lies what many do not know: the secretly breathtaking landscape is one of the largest remaining strongholds for at least 7 of the most vulnerable 9 felines found in Southeast Asia: tiger, leopard, clouded leopard, Asian golden cat, jungle cat, marbled cat and leopard cat.
Given the high biodiversity value and presence of iconic species here, it’s no surprise that the illegal wildlife trade continues to be more rampant today than ever.
By donating this Christmas, you are helping us to work with local communities to act as the eyes and ears for wildlife protection.
Building a future in which humans live in harmony with nature.