The Conservation Fund Supports:

  • Research with wild and/or captive tapirs (see our research project info & expenses page)
  • Conservation of tapir habitat in South and Central America and Southeast Asia
  • Education and sustainable economic programs for local communities within the tapirs’ range in South and Central America, and Southeast Asia
  • Achieving the goals in the IUCN/SSC Tapir Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan.
  • Educational materials designed and distributed by Guatemalan TSG members and 2006 grantees Manolo Garcia and Roberto Ruiz

Who Manages the Fund?

Tapir Specialist Group
Copenhagen Zoo, Denmark
Association of Zoos and Aquariums – Tapir Taxon Advisory Group
European Association of Zoos and Aquaria – Tapir Taxon Advisory Group

We are grateful to the Copenhagen Zoo, a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, for sponsoring our nonprofit fund. All contributions are tax deductible.

Our Donors Include

  • 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 Tapir Specialist Group Conservation Fund committee reviews each application submitted. They decide 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.

For more information, please contact Patrícia Medici.