Project Overview: Community-Based Conservation
The key element of any conservation strategy is engaging and empowering the local community. If the people who live alongside sloths are not invested in protecting them, then any attempt to conserve them will be short-lived.
While there is a great respect for wildlife among local communities in Costa Rica, many people just lack the tools, knowledge or resources to live in environmentally sustainable ways.
This is where we come in. Just like the natural world, our projects are designed to be cyclical and interconnected. We work closely with local communities to facilitate win-win scenarios by cultivating conditions that are beneficial to both humans and sloths.
Developing sustainable ways in which humans and sloths can coexist.
As a non-profit organisation, we rely on your support to make our work possible.
PLEASE NOTE: The Sloth Conservation Foundation is not a sanctuary or rescue center and is not open to the public. SloCo is a non-profit organisation that specializes in the conservation and research of wild sloths. Our dream is to prevent sloths from ever needing rescue by tackling the problems that these animals are facing in the wild.