Our Focus in Asia & Europe

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Poverty, population growth, and rapid economic development have created a wave of pressure on Asia’s natural ecosystems. Across the continent, wildlife populations and habitats are being destroyed by industrial and agricultural exploitation, infrastructure development due to overpopulation, and illegal activities such as poaching and timber theft.

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Our Work with Elephants: COVID-19 Response


Located in the most densely populated countries in the world, the Asian elephant’s natural habitats are rapidly disappearing to urban development, and they’re being abused and exploited by humans for labor and entertainment.

Project Peril works with organizations like International Elephant Foundation, Elephant Nature Park, and Fauna & Flora International to save these species. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Elephant Nature Park in Thailand has been forced to close its animal sanctuary. Without the income from visitors, the sanctuary is struggling to keep their 3,000 rescued animals, including 87 elephants, fed. We’re providing ongoing support to ensure their animals don’t go hungry.

Our friends at the Abraham Foundation are matching all donations up to $25,000 to help with this urgent need.

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Our Work with Pandas


Panda cubs are the smallest newborns in the bear species, weighing in at about 4 ounces at birth. Because they are so small, they are very fragile and defenseless. Twins are common in Giant Pandas, but when twins are born, mother pandas only have enough milk for one cub and cannot care for both. In the wild, the stronger cub is selected.

Project Peril is working with Pandas International to provide bags of formula to different panda bases throughout China, aiding in their efforts to save and help rehabilitate Giant Panda populations.

Photo Courtesy of Pandas International

Endangered Species in This Area


Red Pandas

Habitat loss is the primary threat to red pandas. Rapid human population growth and unsustainable living practices are causing the degradation and fragmentation of red panda habitat. We work to protect their habitats.

Tigers

Tigers are experiencing a rapid population decline. There are less than 4,000 tigers left in the wild. Some scientists predict that they could be extinct within the next decade. Part of this rapid decline is due to poaching for their skins and body parts, used in traditional Eastern medicines.

Pangolins

Four different pangolin species can be found across Asia. Unfortunately, poaching for illegal wildlife trade and habitat loss have made these incredible creatures one of the most threatened groups of mammals in the world.

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Today, the giant panda’s home is being endangered by deforestation and poaching. Help us preserve their habitat and create a safer space for pandas to prosper.

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