Wild Care Institute Atlantic Forest Project
YWPF has provided funding for a project run by WildCare Institute
to help strengthen a ‘green corridor’ sanctuary for endangered animals, based in the Atlantic Forest in Misiones, Argentina. The funding will help in the creation of a ‘biological corridor’ to preserve the forest and create a safe haven for hundreds of endangered species who live there, including the Maned wolf, Lowland tapir and Jaguar. The project will fund a series of 18 educational and interactive workshops, led by some of Argentina’s leading environmental professionals designed to provide local communities with the skills and knowledge to improve their own livelihoods, such as livestock management, land restoration. As well as helping local communities to treasure wildlife, by providing education and alternatives to hunting and increasing enforcement measures to improve species survival.
The funding will allow almost 4,000 hectares of land to be protected and help conserve Jaguars.