Saving Sloths

The Panamerican Conservation Association (APPC) is Panama’s leader in wildlife rescue, focusing on sloths in particular. APPC receives and aids injured, sick and orphaned animals, providing long-term care to those who need it. Through education, APPC promotes environmental awareness and the importance of the community’s role in protecting wildlife. Since 2006, APPC has rescued and relocated more than 3,000 wild animals, returning more than 95% of them to their natural habitat. With deforestation and development as the biggest threats to sloths and other wildlife in Panama, APPC was on-call 24/7 during the initial removal of forested areas for the Panama Canal expansion. You can do your part by purchasing sustainably grown rainforest products like coffee.