Pantanal is burning!
The wetlands region called “ Pantanal” in Brazil has recorded its worst The scenario that presents itself today is the worst recorded in the last 22 years. According to the National Institute for Space Research, in comparison between the months of August 2019 and 2020, the increase in the number of fire spots increased by more than 1800%.
The fire has already burnt more than 10% of the entire biome, including 32% of the "Private Reserve of Natural Heritage (RPPN) Sesc Pantanal", the largest in the country. With that, nature and animals are profoundly suffering. Several species are being found burned or charred - among them - snakes, lizards, tortoises, alligators, anteaters, monkeys and many others that inhabit the Pantanal.
Anteaters commonly called "forest gardeners” are fundamental animals responsible to scatter seeds in the ecosystems where they live. They have been heavily hit by the fire since are slow mammals and have great difficulty in escaping the flames. More agile animals like jaguars - despite being able to escape the fire more easily - have their paws burned and inhale the smoke. Their habitat has been destroyed, to which they no longer are able to find food or shelter.
In an attempt to minimize the suffering of rescued animals several groups are working tirelessly in the region.
A task force coordinated by the “Pantanal's Fire Committee”, a body that brings together various government institutions, NGOs and the private sector, has built and it is operating an "Emergency Rescue and Treatment Center” named PAEAS Pantanal. However, it needs financial support to fund its entire operation (supplies such as medication, rescue equipment and veterinary use, vehicles for rescue, feeding animals in rehabilitation, among others). And animals are in a hurry, they can't wait!
COLLABORATE NOW AND HELP US
GUARANTEE THE SUPPLIES NEEDED
TO SAVE MANY LIVES IN THE PANTANAL
AMPARA Animal and AMPARA Silvestre has launched the "PANTANAL IS BURNING” campaign with the purpose of fundraising "PAEAS Pantanal" operation. It aims to guarantee the necessary supplies for rescue and rehabilitation of animals so that they have a chance to be re-introduced to its natural habitat.
ABOUT THE AMPARA NGO
In 2015 it became the institution that most helps animals in the country, by becoming a “mother NGO” that supports more than 450 shelters registered at the national level.
In 2016, a new front of the entity was created, AMPARA Silvestre, with a focus on conservation by rehabilitating animals that can be returned to nature and also offering welfare to animals condemned to captivity.
In 10 years:
See below who is part of the task force to rescue wild animals in the Pantanal:
Sema-MT | State Fire Management Committee | REM-MT program | SESP-MT | CBM-MT | BEA | BPMPA | Juvam | ALMT | Poconé City Hall | OAB-MT | CRMV-MT | Ibama | UFMT | Hovet | Cempas | Cavet | Sesc Pantanal | Instituto Homem Pantaneiro | Integral Pet | VET Life | Vivet | Pantaneiro Veterinary Clinic | AMPARA Silvestre
BE A VOLUNTEER
If you are a veterinarian with a specialization in wild animals and experience of acting / rescue animals in adverse situations we are interested to know you. Get in touch by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org using VOLUNTEER IN THE PANTANAL as subject.
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