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There is an urgent need to help children, adults, and sloth bears in the small state of Gujarat, India where 60-100 sloth bear attacks occur annually. Some injuries lead to human death. All attacks lead to sloth bear death.
Here's the thing: it's preventable.
A big part of the solution is to provide accurate information about how to stay safe around wild sloth bears. Sounds easy, but it's complicated by the fact that most local adults are not literate. Okay, that just means we adjust a little. So, we'll design a place-based, "on-the-ground" solution.
Please help us reach out and help our friends (human and furry) in Gujarat where resources are limited.
To ensure success, we've partnered with one of the world's leading sloth bear scientists who lives in India (Dr. Nishith Dharaiya) and an expert educator who has disseminated outreach to over 5 million people (Dr. Jennifer Sevin).
We are targeting our program in three areas where sloth bear attacks are highest.
Local people want this program. The local government wants this program. Sloth bear conservation needs this program. Your donation will get us started. Please help us save lives!