NTOTA makes its annual contribution to the work of Oncafari.This year we are even more excited than usual as our donation feels extra special.
Here is a note explaining the difference we are making, from Oncafari founder, Mario Haberfeld:
“Cacau is a puma that spent five years in an 8 square meters enclosure at CRAS (A Wild Animal Rehabilitation Center). Moved by the situation that Cacau was in, Onçafari with the support of NTOTA, decided to try to give her a second chance: To be Free again. As she met all the prerequisites for the first steps of the re-wilding process, we brought her to our re-wilding center in the Pantanal to start leading her to a new life in the wild.
With NTOTA’s help, we will have the necessary resources for the entire process, from now until the moment when Cacau is released and beyond: anesthetics for captures and exams, protein-rich food while she does not hunt live prey, all the necessary staff, camera traps and, of course, a radio-collar with GPS so we can monitor her post-release.
Despite having re-wilded 4 Jaguars already, this is the first time Onçafari attempts to re-wild a Puma. We are excited by this new challenge and grateful for NTOTA’s help in this process.”
NTOTA is proud to be a supporter of Oncafari’s groundbreaking efforts.
NTOTA was happy to help fund the purchase of satellite tags to continue studying and tracking juvenile sharks in Biscayne Bay.Biscayne Bay is in our backyards, but more importantly it is close to our hearts.Home to sea grass, mangroves, fish, sharks, rays and dolphins (among other wildlife), it is a really special place we are keen to see preserved and improved so future generations can enjoy the magic of the Bay.
Jump right in and see everything the Garvin Super Team are accomplishing at Getintothefield.com
NTOTA feels lucky to call Chris Morgan a friend.He is an ally of the natural world and all of inhabitants, and works tirelessly to connect all of us, wherever we are, to nature.We are huge fans.So it made sense to support his podcast work andcollaborate with a select group to make another season of THE WILD possible.
Chris wrote to us about making this a reality:
“…This is incredible news for the podcast and for me personally….you all stepped in when I asked you for help in my time of need and it means so so much to me. THANK YOU THANK YOU!
I smile every time I read your names in the podcast credits (like yesterday as we finished up the latest episode on bats) – this podcast literally would NOT BE POSSIBLE WITHOUT YOU. We would not be producing it if you each hadn’t stepped in. I’ll be hoping and praying for your continued support for season 4 which will start in around May. And please know that any additional funds you would like to contribute this year will go towards the podcast and to support conservation on the ground as we always do at Wildlife Media.”
Soothe your cabin fever and check out Chris’ wild work at TheWildPod.org
NTOTA genuinely hearts the work of Belize Wildlife and Referral Clinic. The team in Belize, led by the fearless and hardworking Dr. Isabelle Paquet-Durand, takes care of any and all wildlife that needs care, all for free.Here at NTOTA we are pleased to supply some much needed equipment to the Belize Wildlife and Referral Clinic.After some discussion with Dr. Paquet-Durand, we were able to purchase an X-Ray Processor and a Nomad Pro2 Handheld X-Ray System, which are used in the field caring for the varied clientele of the wilds of Belize. Working closely with Dr. Paquet-Durand means that her organization gets what they need most.When NTOTA makes a contribution to the Belize Wildlife and Rescue Clinic, we want to make sure it counts.
NTOTA is proud to support several of FCD Belize’s initiatives.
NTOTA has donated funds to FCD’s Ranger Program, the Anti-Poaching Unit, and the Scarlet Macaw Conservation Program.The Ranger program actively monitors the entire Chiquibul Forest and defends the forest and its inhabitants on a day-to-day basis.The Anti-Poaching Unit works specifically to protect wildlife from being hunted and poached, specifically Scarlet Macaws, jaguars and Tapirs.The Scarlet Macaw Conservation Program focuses on monitoring the existing Scarlet Macaw population, noting feeding and breeding patterns, recording the number of eggs laid, hatchlings and fledglings each season.The Scarlet Macaw Conservation Program also works integrally with the Anti-Poaching Unit if chicks are discovered as missing, with full effort going into rescuing and rehabilitating any birds saved. This year the program rescued 7 poached chicks and 2 sick chicks, with 7 successfully reared to maturity with rehabilitation and releasedback into the wild.
NTOTA’s heart skips a beat when dolphins are involved, and even though LMMN are not part of our regular group of causes, we wanted to support the efforts of the Lowcountry Marine Mammal Network.Their organization is a non-profit focused on protecting marine animals (dolphins, seals and whales) in the waters of South Carolina.
You don’t need to be from the Lowcountry to want to know more: learn more at Lmmn.org
Featuring the work of Dr. Catherine MacDonald and Dr. Julia Wester, NTOTA is producing a film exploring the very probable Great Hammerhead nursery just miles from South Beach, Miami. The woman-led research team explains their recent discoveries, research, and the next steps to preserve a shark nursery. Catherine and Julia also run Field School, cultivating the next generation of marine conservationists. The amazing conservation efforts of the Field School team incorporates research, protection and education.
Click here to look at the informational hammerhead brochure highlighting some details of the cause!
Please donate to support the protection of hammerhead sharks. Substantial donations to this cause come with great thank-you presents… Contact Mark@ntota.org or Rebecca@ntota.org for more details!
To help people understand the important work MarAlliance is doing in the oceans around the Americas and around the world, NTOTA is proud to have produced a short film showcasing the efforts of Rachel Graham and her team. This film shows Rachel and her team of professionals and volunteers documenting shark populations. Their tireless work involves tagging, taking DNA samples, working with local fishers and educating communities. Check out the film below and please share! Thank you!
For more information about MarAlliance and all the work they do around the world to save sharks, please visit MarAlliance.org.
NTOTA is proud to have collaborated with Mario Haberfield and his team at Oncafari to produce a short film to help people understand the amazing work taking place to protect jaguars in the Pantanal of Brazil. We hope other organizations, groups and countries will view this film and see how to combine care of the planet, the animals that live there, and an ecotourism business that benefits local communities. Please watch and share! Thanks!