The Tropical Conservation Fund is a federally registered 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. Please donate directly by clicking the link below. 100% of proceeds go directly to projects without any overhead expenses.
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The planet currently faces unprecedented tropical deforestation and species loss. Our goal is to help reverse that trend in the biodiversity hotspot - Madre de Dios - in southeastern Peru. Your contribution can make a significant difference and 100% of donations go directly to conservation-based projects in-country.
We are currently seeking donations to cover various project expenses:
- Conservation grants related to habitat protection, including patrols and land purchases
- Grants to cover field expenses for Peruvian students
- Laboratory supplies related to primate conservation research
- Field supplies needed for conservation courses, biodiversity assessments, and research
- Camera trap for both density-modeling exercises with large mammals and also for media projects
- Radio-collar equipment for primate behavior and density study
Night Monkey Research
Learn more about our ongoing night monkey (Aotus nigriceps) research and consider volunteering with us in the field or contributing to our projects. We are currently exploring night monkey bioacoustics, population genetics, intestinal parasitism, and habitat requirements.
Conservation Biology and Parasitology
There are currently no studies of intestinal parasitism or health evaluations in any Vietnamese douc langur species despite all three species being classified endangered or critically endangered. Hunting, habitat loss and forest degradation are the primary direct drivers of their decline. Our goals are to assess baseline intestinal parasite communities and health status for all three species, describe habitat type and relative impact of anthropogenic disturbances on parasite communities, and apply our results to current conservation efforts in the area.