Around the world wild animal rescue and conservation projects are suffering urgent need of support due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Lack of income from truism and volunteer aiding work leads to insufficient funds to care and feed the projects’ animals.Your donation matters and will in full (100%) go to support and save these precious and vulnerable animals. Please help us support these important animal projects in a time of crisis.
Bonobos get the same viruses as humans. They are at even higher risk than humans for contracting and dying from human viruses. Coronavirus could easily kill all of the bonobos at rescue sanctuaries.
Bonobos sanctuaries are losing revenue every day from the closure. Donations are needed to to feed both the dedicated staff and the bonobos.
Coronavirus: Calls to protect great apes from threat of infection
Conservation experts are calling for urgent action to protect our closest living relatives, the great apes, from the threat of coronavirus.
New measures are needed to reduce the risk of wild gorillas, chimps and orangutans encountering the virus, scientists warn. Habitat loss and poaching are big threats to the survival of great apes, but viruses are also a concern.
Scientists say the current outbreak warrants the utmost caution. Infectious disease is now listed among the top three threats to some great ape groups.
Source: BBC News
The increasing number of tragic deaths, rising panic and travel restrictions have disrupted every aspect of life across China and is making it more and more difficult to for carry out the crucial work of caring for over 150 bears rescued form bile farms, across Chengdu and Nanning.The rescue center is facing a shortage of food, water and vital medical supplies, and prices are rising rapidly every day.
Asia is affected by travel restrictions and quarantine to fight COVID-19 wich has disrupted infrastructur, turisme and volonteer aid work. 660 dogs at the rescue center need food, medical attention and care to have a second chance in life… and a chance of finding a new adoptive home.
COVID-19 travel restrictions are annihilating tourism, which will lead to countless local job losses. But in Africa, this will also lead to a vast increase in the killing of wildlife. With no source of income, some will be forced to go out and poach all kinds of animals in order to eat. And some will try and poach to make money. So this is terrible for the local communities, and for the animals… elephants, lions, giraffes, zebras, rhinos…
Even if COVID-19 is over within palpable time, tourism will take much longer to recover and will present huge challenges and need of donations for wildlife conservation organizations and their local communities around Africa.
Travel restrictions due to COVID-19 has grounded the cheetah conservation project in Namibia. To continue their work to preserve the vulnerable cheetahs the project is in urgent need of your support.
Support our animal projects - book your volunteer travels for autumn!
As a volunteer on our animal projects around the world, you are an invaluable asset both for your engagement but also for the financial support you contribute to these projects by choosing to volunteer travel.
In connection to the difficulties that our animal projects are facing due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, Volunteer Travel has chosen to give everyone booking a trip with us free re-booking if the trip would be affected by restrictions concerning Covid-19. Your support and engagement are needed more than ever!
Wildlife rescue centres in Asia struggle to treat endangered species
As the coronavirus spreads from country to country, disrupting global travel and the economy, wildlife rescue centres are struggling to make ends meet. Orangutan protection centre on Borneo has temporarily shut down to minimise the spread of the virus. Many wildlife rescue centres in Asia rely on tourism to care for their animals. And since China’s shutdown of Wuhan in January, visitor numbers have plummeted at Asia’s wildlife centres.
Vervet monkey sanctuary in South Africa suffers lack of funding due the coronavirus crisis
The international travel bans due to COVID-19 means an overnight need of funding as the centre’s daily staff are under more pressure without the on site help and international events. Taking every precaution to prevent the virus coming to the sanctuary and protecting the primates guided tours are currently closed, and with this also expected income to care for the centre’s primates.
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