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Poaching is a constant threat to the many species of Amazon animals that rely on the forests and ecosystems surrounding the Amazon River to survive and thrive. The poachers often illegally enter their territory to kill, mutilate and kidnap many types of animals and sometimes whole families looking to earn a quick buck. Many exotic animals are very valuable because of their skin, their teeth, their flesh or just as a ‘pet’. This has caused a large black-market to rise up to answer supply and demand.

The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) based in Gland, Switzerland, is the world’s oldest and largest global environmental network bringing together governments, non-government organizations, United Nations agencies, companies and local communities to conduct scientific research, create policy and operate field projects which further wildlife protection and conservation. Each year, the IUCN publishes the IUCN Red List identifying threatened, vulnerable, endangered, and critically endangered species worldwide. The Red List includes over 2,600 animals in South America. Many of these threatened animals live within the Amazon Rainforest including the Giant Otter, South American Tapir and Red Faced Uakari Monkey.

Educate against poaching

This is a man from an oil-company who likes to have a stuffed jaguar in his home in Quito.

He therefore asked local people to hunt one for him. Stalin of STNF heard about the incident, found the people who hunted the jaguar. They were drying it above a small fire for about 2 weeks. It was a strong and big male jaguar of about 2 meters long and one meter high.

Stalin asked them what had happened. They told him that the oilman had offered lots of dollars for a jaguar and they needed this money for their children. Stalin explained to the local people why this is not a good action.

He also found out that it happened very close to the grounds of the foundation.

Stalin then found marks of the mother and baby jaguar in the protected STNF rainforest, so we know they at least are safe.

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