It’s 2020 and Fires are Devastating Another Biodiversity Hotspot
Your Donations Needed
The South American Pantanal is the world's largest tropical wetland and flooded grassland. Brazil, Bolivia and Paraguay all host portions of this biodiversity Hotspot. This year there have been more than 15,000 fires in the Pantanal, causing widespread devastation to indigenous people’s lands and critical endangered species populations and wildlife habitat. To date it is estimated that 3.3 million hectares (8.1 million acres) have already been burned, an area equivalent to three quarters the size of Switzerland and twice the size of this year’s California megafires. This equals destruction of 15-22% of this unique biome. The Pantanal is a fire adapted ecosystem but with its worst drought in 47 years human caused and natural fires have spread out of control.
WDA members in Latin America and across the globe are involved in this crisis, responding to the needs of government agencies, the public and carrying out triage and treatment of injured wildlife. They are doing their best to help front-line institutions deal with these displaced and injured.
Your donation will be directly and entirely used by WDA Latin America to fund the emergency response and ensure the welfare and conservation of wildlife.
Donate now on the WDA website, https://wildlifedisease.org/wda/ABOUTWDA/DonatetotheWDA.aspx, or by calling the WDA Business Office at 785-865-9404. If you have questions or need assistance, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.