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“Rodents? Amazing?” you ask. Yes, we are.

I'm too cute for my fur, too friendly for my friends. My species, the Mountain Viscacha, lives high in the upper reaches of the Andes and within the Chilean Winter Rainfall-Valdivian Forests. We are one of only 32 mammals existing in this biodiversity hotspot.

Conservation International (CI), has been working from the beginning to protect and preserve species around the world. Every species has a role to play in human health and well-being. Species provide us with clean air and water. They give us food. They regulate our climate. They give us medicines. And they can bring a smile to the faces of billions of people around the world who deal with everyday problems, large and small.

Yet around the world, on land and at sea, species are in trouble. It's estimated that one species goes extinct, on average, every 20 minutes. Human activity, such as habitat destruction and pollution, is largely responsible. And for every species of plant or animal that disappears, we forever lose the unique and sometimes critical benefits that people receive.

Rodents are no different. We have a lot to offer too. Some of us are even kind of cute (like me!).


I hope you will join me in fundraising for all of CI's important work from biodiversity protection to climate to cultural services. Each dollar you donate to CI on my fundraising page counts as a vote for me too! Help me be the 'most loved' rodent this Valentine's Day!

Mr. Miyagi has hope for you.

- Mr. Miyagi the Northern Mountain Viscacha


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