Adopt a Sloth from the Sloth Conservation Foundation
Adopt a slothand help Sloth Conservation safeguard a future for sloths! All proceeds from the Adopt a Sloth programme go towards funding their in-field sloth conservation programme so your adoption really is helping sloths!
You can choose between a virtual or physical package.
With the virtual adoption, everything is emailed to you and you can choose between monthly or one-off payment plans.
Physical adoptions are with a one-off donation (a minimum of £70 or $90) and everything goes to you in the post.
The Sloth Conservation Foundation (SloCo) was founded in 2016 by Dr Rebecca Cliffe, a sloth researcher. It is dedicated to saving sloths in the wild.
Dr. Cliffe has worked extensively in the field with sloths for over 10 years. She has conducted field research and published many scientific papers regarding the ecology, biology, genetics and physiology of sloths in Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia and Brazil. During this time, she has seen the problems that wild sloth populations are facing. And so SloCo was founded, determined to stimulate progressive change and achieve lasting solutions through research and conservation initiatives.
For sloths are creatures of habit. They are beautifully adapted for life high up in the canopy of tropical rainforests. They hardly need to come down to the ground. But of course, the rainforest on which they depend is being disturbed by human development – and that activity is cutting the forest into small, isolated segments. And the sloths, creatures of habit, cannot adapt. So we are going to need long-term conservation solutions which meet the needs of both people and sloths, so that they can co-exist long term.
Today, SloCo has developed a variety of strategies and programmes which aim to achieve this long term co-existence. These include increasing habitat connectivity in urban areas, educating children in local communities and conducting scientific research into many different aspects of sloth biology and ecology.