As a rule, communications staff at World Land Trust (WLT) tend not to spend their time looking for images of cuddly animals, but in the run up to Mother’s Day we make an exception.
This year an enchanting video of a mother and baby tapir in Ecuador strikes the right note on Mother’s Day.
Classified as Endangered on the IUCN Red List, the Mountain Tapir faces threats from all sides: hunting, loss of habitat, the spread of agriculture and the incursion of cattle into the mountain refuges that are typical tapir habitat.
WLT is currently working with Fundación EcoMinga to raise funds to purchase properties in the Andean cloud forests of central Ecuador, where rare and charismatic mammals like the Mountain Tapir make their home and bring up their families. So far nearly £420,000 has been raised towards the Forests in the Sky Appeal total of £500,000.
You can give an ethical Mother’s Day present and help WLT save forest habitat for baby tapirs in Ecuador with a Mother’s Day gift donation to the Forests in the Sky Appeal.
In the UK Mother’s Day is on Sunday 6 March 2016. The order deadline for a Mother’s Day gift donation with a gift pack, certificate and card is midnight on Thursday 2 March 2016.