Your help is needed in support of wildlife rehabilitation at the Metropolitan Park
We have had the privilege of meeting a few special individuals who have committed their lives to the conservation of the rainforest in Panama, and all of its inhabitants. Such individual include Jessica Rosas and Amelia Munoz Harris, who work at the Metropolitan Park in Panama City.
Jessica used to sleep on the floor, so that the many baby sloths she has rescued can enjoy the warmth of her bed. During one visit she was also caring for orphaned baby vultures, a falcon, a toucan that was rescued from the black market, tamarins - one of which had been in a small cage for so long that his legs were atrophied in a crouching position - and so on. After returning these animals to health, the Park will release as many as possible to the wild. For the ones that cannot be released, they will find homes in zoos or other suitable facilities, where they can become part of educational programs.
As usual, there is an ongoing shortage of supplies and materials, but Park employees still manage to do much with very little. If you would like to assist in this important work, we would love to hear from you. Your support can make a real difference!
David visited Panama City's Metropolitan Park to deliver supplies that were donated to help with their wildlife rehabilitation work. Jessica Rosas has returned to her native Argentina, but the Park's important conservation work has been taken on by the equally dedicated Amelia Munoz Harris. Read more in the News section.
METROPOLITAN PARK WISH LIST
David will be visiting Jessica in February 2009, and would be happy to deliver any donated supplies. Check out the Wish List below and read more in the News section.
Through the support of the Artists for Conservation Foundation (formerly WNAG), nature and wildlife artist David N. Kitler and his wife spent a month (December 2005) in Panama doing research on the Harpy Eagle and its habitat, as part of the first AFC Flag Expedition. During the trip they had the privilege to visit the Metropolitan Park and meet Jessica Rosas (read all related News items).
When we saw how much Jessica sacrifices to help the Park's wildlife, we promised we would try to help.
In nature, everything is dependent on something else for survival. As humans, we also depend on each other and, moreover, nature's survival depends on all of us working together.
We cannot save the world but, with your help, we can make a difference in that little corner!
If you would like to help the rehabilitation work at the Metropolitan Park by making a donation, please call or email us.
firstname.lastname@example.org (403) 254-5051
To read more about the AFC Flag Expedition Program and David's AFC Flag Expedition to Panama (journal, photos, etc.)