Raise this Flag for Anteaters – Join us to celebrate the Year of the Anteater!
Sunday 22 April 2018

The Year of the Anteater was launched during the Congress of the Society of Zoos and Aquaria of Brazil (SZB), which took place on April 4-7, 2018. This is a joint initiative between SZB and the Institute for Research and Conservation of Brazilian Anteaters (Instituto de Pesquisa e Conservação de Tamanduás no Brasil, also known as Projeto Tamanduá), which has been dedicated to the conservation of these charismatic species for more than 13 years. The IUCN SSC Anteater, Sloth and Armadillo Specialist Group is proud to support this great initiative.
Every year since 2013, the SZB holds a year long campaign of environmental education and awareness involving the national and international promotion of a Brazilian animal species. Its purpose is to integrate in situ and ex situ conservation, as well as promote the species and involve society in their protection. The main objective of the Year of the Anteater is to disseminate knowledge about the different species of anteaters, as well as to mobilize and raise awareness among the public to protect anteaters and the ecosystems in which they live.
You are all welcome to join this exciting campaign! Please get in touch with the Year of the Anteater team at anodotamandua@gmail.com if you or your institution are planning to carry out educational activities or to organize talks or exhibits on anteaters. There’s also a hashtag, #anodotamandua, that you can use to spread the news about your activities.
To start with, the Year of the Anteater team has produced a booklet with ideas for environmental education activities directly related to the conservation of anteaters. It also includes games and comics. For now, it is only available in Portuguese, but versions in Spanish and English are being prepared. Please contact the Year of the Anteater team if you are interested in the booklet.

And don’t forget to have a look at the official video of the Year of the Anteater:
In Portuguese, without subtitles: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0EVLJ9aPUs&t=36s
In Portuguese, with Spanish subtitles: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZyYPGC4fPI
In Portuguese, with English subtitles: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82R-gcNgRpA
For additional information, please visit the following websites:
- Instituto de Pesquisa e Conservação de Tamanduás no Brasil
- Facebook Projeto Tamanduá
- Facebook SZB
Raise this Flag for Anteaters!

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