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