Classified as “vulnerable” by the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature), South American tapirs are threatened by hunting, the damaging of their environment because of industrialization and gold mining, and collisions with cars. The species also suffers from its slow reproduction cycle, since a female only gives birth to a young every two years maximum.
Beauval Nature supports a conservation program for South American tapirs. Supervised by the IPE (Instituto de Pesquisas Ecológicas), this program wishes to study the species distribution in the Pantanal region, evaluate the tapirs’ health and the possibility to create a protected area.
The IPE has won in 2009 the Conservation award of the Ford Foundation, notably because of the efforts carried out in the context of this tapir conservation project.
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Donating to the Beauval Nature association means participating in the preservation of animal species worldwide. The money collected will be donated to one of the 50 conservation programs supported by the Beauval Nature association.