The Loris Project by the Love Wildlife Foundation has several components to ensure a well-rounded program. Not only does the Project provide a residential area for the caretakers at the rehabilitation center, but they also provide a plan for the sustainability of the program. In order to end the slow loris trade, the foundation launched an awareness campaign to discourage people from unknowingly supporting the illegal trade and exploitation of these animals.
The goals are to keep lorises off the streets, out of people’s homes, and provide the best welfare for lorises rescued or confiscated. Thus, the Love Wildlife Foundation will work to provide suitable nutrition, healthcare and the most natural habitat for them as possible.
How will your donation create an impact?
For every 500 baht donated, you can provide essential care for a Slow Loris for a month- including food, medicine, supplements, and supporting the care-taking fee.
Medicine and supplies are needed as confiscated lorises often receive constant treatments due to tooth infections from the clipping of the teeth and from previous malnutrition. We employ a part-time vet who comes to the center once a week or on a need by basis for health check-ups and routine treatments.
A vet nurse/care-taker is also stationed at the center to ensure proper nutrition, continuous treatment and constant monitoring of the lorises. As lorises are nocturnal, they are fed twice at night and need to be monitored to assess their health and behaviour. Constant diligence is often needed in order to prevent fights and fatal injuries when introducing new slow lorises in to the enclosures.
So, with your help every 500 baht purchase on the Socialgiver website goes to provide a better life for the Slow Loris’ in the care of the foundation and aids in rescuing those on the black-market. Hopefully, once they are healthy, they will be fit enough to be released back into the wild.