The Tapir Gallery
Baird's tapir (Tapirus bairdii)
Brazilian tapir (Tapirus terrestris)
Mountain tapir (Tapirus pinchaque)
Asian or Malayan tapir (Tapirus indicus)
General and mixed species
The people behind tapir conservation and science are special. These are dedicated professionals and students who often have to work with small amounts of funding. As important as tapirs are to the ecology of the rainforest, tapir projects are not easy to fund. Here you can meet some of the amazing people who are dedicating their time and talents to studying and conserving these animals. They work in the field or in various other environments, contributing information that can be used in the field or in zoos. We've included photos, interviews, project descriptions, proposals and field reports. Several tapir researchers now have their own web sites, and some of our links take you there. Also see additional tapir conservation and science links on our About Tapirs page.
Upper Macal River Basin
A dam threatens the most important Baird's tapir habitat in Belize, and Sharon Matola is going all-out to fight this threat.
Sharon appears in Smithsonian Magazine, March 2004. This time the "Man of the Hour" is an amazing woman!
Mathias Tobler's study in Costa Rica
"Baird's Tapir (Tapirus bairdii) in the Cordilleras de Talamanca." Mathias's proposal is in English, the field reports are in German. This field study took place in 1999.
Help Save Rincon Rainforest in Costa Rica
This rainforest is home to Baird's tapir as well as many other species. Read all about it on the web site of Drs. Daniel Janzen and Winnie Hallwachs.
Patrícia Medici, Brazil
Conservation Biology of the Lowland Tapir (Tapirus terrestris) at Morro do Diabo State Park.
AndigenA and the "Chorros de Milla" Park Zoo
These two organizations have launched "Proyecto Danta" in Merida, Venezuela.
A tame tapir ~ Wildlife management in Sarayacu, Ecuador
Can a tame tapir inspire a conservation center? Yes!
Ruben Nuñez, Ecuador
Project to preserve the Andean mountain tapir
Craig C. Downer, Ecuador
Research and conservation: Tapirus pinchaque
Hopefully we will have some information to bring you before long.
Tapir Preservation Fund
About the organization that sponsors this site.
Stefan Seitz, Germany
Stefan's doctoral research project combines animal behavior under human care and the animalsí attraction for zoo visitors. He now has his own organization (4TAPIRS) and a growing Web site.
All tapirs are endangered species.
Saving tapirs helps save the rainforest.
Photo © 1997 Ingo Behrmann
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