It has been a quite from years, as you can imagine our projects have taken a real knock during the pandemic, but we have been as busy as ever in other ways. We are proud to show you our new logo, designed in early 2020, as a way to set a light at the end of the tunnel and be ready to be back out there helping more animals in 2021.
With the reopening of many destinations, our volunteers are now back moving to the clinics and catching up on much needed work that has been only just ticking along during the outbreak. The number of stray dogs has grown over the lockdown as vets were unable to move around and catch the strays. We were able to do essential procedures but of course sterilization and elective population control does not fall under that category so there is an uphill climb to reach where we were in 2019.
This is most obviously the case in India, Zanzibar and Thailand. It just goes to show how important the sterilization work is and how the vaccinations so greatly improve the lives of animals in need. The wildlife has also taken quite the knock. Much of the antipoaching and ecosystem control is funded by our volunteers and tourists. With them held away, the reserves have really struggled to safeguard their wildlife. This is why we need you!
If you want to get involved in volunteering in 2021, please do head to our volunteer page and see where you feel you can assist. All of our projects are still running, and we are proud to also be opening a small vet clinic in a sanctuary in Peru and in Costa Rica, to further our impact and help save even more animals from injury and harm, whilst fighting the illegal wildlife trade.
We look forward to welcoming you back next year!