Experts estimate that there are less than 300 Pygmy Three-Toed Sloths in existence today. Further, their only known habitat, the mangrove forests on Isla Escudo de Veraguas, an island near Panama is being destroyed. Thus the threat of tourism consuming their native habitat combined with the sloths being easy hunting targets for fishermen has put them on the critically endangered Red List of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
Fortunately, there is hope. The researchers at the Tree Foundation have been studying the Pygmy Three-Toed Sloths as part of their mission to pursue and promote research, education, and exploration to advance the conservation of our planet's botanical resources and ecosystems dependent upon them. The sloth picture on this page was provided by researcher Bryson Viorin of the Tree Foundation. Now the Hidden Clover is working with the tree foundation to help. A portion of Hidden Clover revenues are being donated to conservation efforts in conjunction with the Tree Foundation.
Thus you help the sloths with every book that you purchase. At the back of each Hidden Clover book you will find a reminder of the Pygmy Three-Toed Sloth situation. If you would like to help further you can donate on the Tree Foundation website.
Stay tuned for updates as the conservation efforts progress.