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Protection for pygmy sloths

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The future of the Critically Endangered pygmy three-toed sloth looks brighter thanks to a new project we have been able to fund thanks to your donations.

The pygmy sloth is only found on the tiny island of Escudo de Veraguas in Panama. Although Escudo is protected, its natural resources are utilized by local communities and threatened by large-scale development.

This project carried out by ZSL scientists will include a detailed census and ecological survey of pygmy sloths, combined with questionnaires  in nearby fishing communities. This will allow us to better understand the nature and impact of known threats to the pygmy sloth, and therefore work most effectively to save them.

Read more about this project

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