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NeoWild is committed to the preservation of biodiversity and the enhancement of environmental health in Northern South America and the Caribbean. Our mission integrates research, education, and community collaboration to ensure not only the protection of the rich ecosystems of this region but also the sustainable development and enrichment of local societies as its steward. By fostering a sense of shared responsibility and benefit, we aim to build a resilient foundation where the health of ecosystems and the prosperity of communities thrive together.

Nature is essential for our survival, it provides us the air we breathe and the water we drink. 

The more we can live in harmony with nature, the more we will become healthy and happy. 

We at NeoWild are dedicated to studying and protecting nature, for the sake of advancing our knowledge on every surprising and marvelous detail in the lives of living organisms, and for the sake of safeguarding this beauty for future generations.



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BIODIVERSITY

Diverse ecosystems provide a range of ecological services, from pollination to water purification, contributing to human well-being and ensuring resilience against environmental changes. That makes it important to study and protect biodiversity at all scales.

HUMAN DISTURBANCE

Human activities like mining and logging disrupt natural habitats, leading to habitat loss, fragmentation, and degradation. Studying these disruptions and their effects aids in promoting sustainable practices, responsible land use, and reducing the impact of human activities on vulnerable species and ecosystems.

COMMUNITY & EDUCATION

Working together with local communities and training future leaders and biologists not only equips them with the knowledge to address environmental issues but also ignites a passion for exploring and preserving the natural world. This is key to building a collective commitment to harmonious coexistence with nature.

CLIMATE CHANGE

Addressing climate change is paramount for the survival of numerous species and the well-being of our own society. It is essential to study the effects of climate change and develop optimal mitigation strategies. Working on climate change helps protect ecosystems, safeguard biodiversity, and ensure a sustainable future for generations to come.
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Suriname has some very special places in terms of biodiversity. Pristine areas which host a treasure of animal and plant species must be protected.

Some areas are less pristine, and those stressors due to human disturbance and the effects they have on the ecosystem are important to study.



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Extinction

Oncilla (Leopardus tigrinus)

VULNERABLE

Main threats: Habitat loss, Poaching

Oncillas are one of the smallest, little known and probably the most threatened small cat of the neotropics, and are rare everywhere they occur. In Suriname, they have thus far proven exceptionally rare in all areas studied so far. This makes them vulnerable to extirpation by different causes such as habitat loss, poaching and diseases. Because so little is known about them, adequate conservation planning is difficult.

Do you wish to help in gathering invaluable knowledge on this little known cat and fight against drivers of extiction like poaching and habitat loss? Please give us a donation.

NeoWild does research to gather knowledge on this species and tackles the broader issue of poaching and habitat loss through community outreach, awareness campaigns and incorporation of new processes for conservation.

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