Ape populations in Africa and Asia are being pushed to the brink of extinction due to habitat destruction, hunting for meat and the illegal pet trade, and disease. This fund supports training in field conservation, research aand population monitoring, law enforcement efforts, and educating communities.
Six of the world's seven marine turtle species are endangered or threatened due to habitat loss, overfishing, and human exploitation for eggs and meat. This fund supports patrolling to protect nesting females and nests from poaching and to monitor nesting population trends; programs with artisanal and commercial fishers to reduce sea turtle bycatch; outreach and education on a national level and with local communities; and training and strengthening capacity to develop national and local marine turtle conservation programs.
Rhinoceros horns and tiger pelts and body parts have long been in high demand on the global black market. This, coupled with habitat loss, has led to these magnificent creatures being severely threatened in the wild. This fund helps to protect rhinos across Africa and Asia and tigers in Asia.