Location: Limon, Costa Rica
Love hand-reared furry mammals? Then you will be moved by the cuteness factor of this campaign’s pictures. The Sloth Sanctuary in Costa Rica raised almost $100,000 dollars to buy tracking systems that could analyze the behaviour of sloths while in captivity. Once sloths show normal jungle behavior, scientists can now identify those patterns and can release sloths to the wild so that they can keep making furry descendants. Time to free the sloths!
Location: Toronto, Ontario
The Toronto Wildlife Centre couldn’t fix broken animals with a broken x-ray machine. By almost raising double their goal of C$24,750, this institution is now ready to continue helping over 5,000 sick, injured and orphaned wild birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians a year. Since animals can’t talk and say where they hurt, this machine was a must and the power of the global community made it happen!
Location: Cambridge, UK
Sir David Attenborough is widely considered a national treasure in Britain due to his passionate work as an English broadcaster and naturalist. This time he wanted to stick his neck out for mountain gorillas, a critically endangered species with under a thousand members, and has been able to raise over £28,000 to create programs that will increase the number of this specie. Now a positive future awaits for mountain gorillas.
Location: London, United Kingdom
At the start of this year, Lauren set out to fundraise for London’s first cat cafe – a place where humans and rescued cats could enjoy each others’ company over coffee. More than 2,000 people were enamored with concept and they contributed £109,510 to make it a reality. If you ever find yourself in London and are craving some play time with a four-legged companion, this Indiegogo-funded business will be your destination.
Location: San Francisco, California
Who said that drones wouldn’t be interested in keeping an eye out for rhinos? This campaign sought out $35,000 to create drones that will fly over the wildlife in Kenya and will be able to detect if rhinos were being poached. Surpassing its goal by $10,000, this campaign will key in preventing these illegal actions, securing the existence of rhinos in years to come and fueling the local economy through tourism.
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