Spots and Stripes: World Tapir Day

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This April 27th is World Tapir Day!


Nai Conservation  is encouraging Australian schools and workplaces to pull out their polka dots and stick on their stripes to raise vital funds for tapir  conservation.

Spots and Stripes is a new campaign started by Nai Conservation to expand their scientific research and educational outreach programs, as part of their mission to save the endangered Baird’s tapir, also known as the ‘Gardeners of the Forest’.

Inspired by the spotty, stripy watermelon-like pattern on baby tapirs (see photo below), this campaign aims to raise money for Nai’s conservation work in the forests of Costa Rica.

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HOW DO I GET INVOLVED?

There are many ways you can join the Spots and Stripes Campaign..

Schools could organise a casual clothes day with a ‘spots and stripes’ theme for a gold coin donation. Ideally, this could be run through Student Representative Councils or environment/science clubs.

Workplaces and university clubs could organise a social event, morning tea, sausage sizzle, or even simply wearing spots and stripes to work and making a donation to our GoFundMe campaign.

Get creative and make sure to post your parties on social media to spread the word. 

#SpotsAndStripes2018   #NaiConservation   #WorldTapirDay   #TapirConservation    #TapirLove2018

 

Funds raised will go towards:

·  Field trip supplies

·  Photography & GPS equipment to identify tapir populations & distributions

·  Educational outreach to help spread the word about the plight of this adorable, underappreciated mammal.


WHY TAPIRS?

Tapirs are closely related to horses and rhinos, and are considered living fossils. They have been around for more than 20 million years, and have survived waves of extinction of other animals.

Known as the ‘Gardeners of the Forest’, tapirs eat a variety of fruit and disperse the seeds throughout the forests. They are one of the most ecologically important animals and play a huge role in fighting climate change.

Despite being a charismatic species, and the largest land mammal in Central America, the Baird's tapir is considered globally endangered.

Experts estimate the current wild population of Baird's tapirs contains less than 4,500 adults. This number is declining every day due to deforestation, hunting and climate change.

 
ABOUT NAI CONSERVATION

Nai Conservation is a group of young professionals from diverse backgrounds working on research and education projects to conserve tapir populations and their habitat in Costa Rica. Utilizing the expertise of each of its members, Nai Conservation works on research and conservation programs to generate scientific information, empower local communities, educate, and create public awareness around the tapir to ensure its long-term survival.


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