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Tapir Specialist Group Conservation Fund

The Tapir Specialist Group Conservation Fund (TSGCF) was established in 2003 to raise and funds towards Tapir Specialist Group priority tapir conservation initiatives and projects. Please help us continue this work by making a donation to TSGCF.

Donate Online:

The Tapir Specialist Group can receive your donation via our partner, the Houston Zoo. Use their portal to send your contribution:

Donate by mail

Please send a check payable in U.S. dollars to:

Tapir Specialist Group Conservation Fund
Attn: Renee Bumpus
Houston Zoo, Inc
1513 Cambridge St.
Houston TX 77030

What kinds of activities the Conservation Fund supports:
1) Research with wild and/or captive tapirs (see our research project info & expenses page)
2) Conservation of tapir habitat in South and Central America and Southeast Asia
3) Education and sustainable economic programs for local communities within the tapirs’ range in South and Central America, and Southeast Asia
4) Achieving the goals in the IUCN/SSC Tapir Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan.

Educational matierals designed and distributed by Guatemalan TSG members and 2006 grantees Manolo Garcia and Roberto Ruiz

Who manages the fund:
+ Tapir Specialist Group (TSG), the
+ Houston Zoo, Inc., United States *
+ Copenhagen Zoo, Denmark *
+ Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) Tapir Taxon Advisory Group (TAG)
+ European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA) Tapir Taxon Advisory Group (TAG)

*We are grateful to the Houston Zoo, Inc, and the Copenhagen Zoo, both 501(c)3 organizations, for sponsoring our non-profit fund. All contributions are tax-deductible.

Our donors:
Personal donations from tapir researchers
+ Supporters and enthusiasts worldwide
+ Conservation organizations
+ Zoos and animal breeding centers
+ All proceeds from the sale of photos in our Tapir Photo Collection

How grants are selected: A TSGCF committee reviews each application submitted and decides to fund projects based on the merits of each proposal, significance for tapir conservation, and several other criteria.

The proposals must be cooperative in nature and have matching funds. The proposal must be scientifically significant and sound, logistically feasible, must have a high probability of success and clearly contribute to the conservation of tapirs and their remaining habitats. Please view our Grant History page to view our first two years of grants.

For more information, please contact
Patrícia Medici.

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