Global Wildlife Rescue Project

Charity No. 1014705

Kids Saving The Rainforest

When wildlife comes to harm, the team at Kids Saving The Rainforest are on hand to help. They have a rescue and rehabilitation facility near Quepos on the Pacific coast. Many of the cases they see are of animals that have been involved in road traffic collisions. Sloths and the various species of monkeys rely on the tree canopy to travel around. When trees are felled to make way for new developments it forces the animals down to ground level – often where there are roads. As a solution – Kids Saving the Rainforest fund rope bridges in hotspot areas to provide safe routes for these animals, keeping them well away from the roads.

Painted Dog Conservation

Hwange National Park is one of the last strongholds of the painted dog. Their numbers have reduced from what they once were. Snare wires are a major threat to the dogs. They’re not the intended victim of them – but snares don’t discriminate against what they catch. Painted Dog Conservation have a project to fit special anti-snare collars that can help save the life of a dog. Not only do they protect the neck area of the dog but the barbs on it can, in some cases, cut through the snare to help release them from its grasp. Each collar costs around £600 – but for the dog it goes on, it’s invaluable in protecting their survival.

ASVO Costa Rica

Seeing a sea turtle is a highlight of any trip to Costa Rica. ASVO works tirelessly to ensure more hatchlings make it to the ocean each year. They have teams in both Montezuma (on Playa Montezuma) and Samara (at the Buena Vista Beach Project) to patrol along the beaches during the nesting season to keep watch on where turtles are coming ashore to lay their eggs. With the female turtle safely back in the ocean, the eggs are exhumed and moved to their nursery in a protected area of the beach to be reburied in the sand. After a wait of 45 to 55 days, and unless they’ve already come to the surface, the hatchling turtles are exhumed, taken further down the beach and then released to make their way to the ocean for the first time.