Our Story

Our Story

The Sloth Conservation Foundation (SloCo) was founded in 2017 by sloth researcher Dr. Rebecca Cliffe and is dedicated to saving sloths in the wild.

Dr. Cliffe has worked extensively in the field with sloths for over 10 years, conducting field research and publishing numerous scientific papers into the ecology, biology, genetics and physiology of sloths in Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia and Brazil. Throughout this period, she has witnessed first-hand the array of rapidly increasing problems being faced by wild sloth populations.

Our Vision

The Sloth Conservation Foundation (SloCo) envisions a resilient and secure future where sloth populations thrive and are sustained by healthy and connected forests. A world where innovative and creative conservation solutions allow people to live in harmony with the natural world that surrounds them.

SloCo was founded with the determination to stimulate progressive change and achieve lasting solutions.

Our Mission

To safeguard a future for sloths through the development of innovative and long-term conservation solutions that target both the human and sloth populations, with the goal of developing sustainable ways in which humans and sloths can coexist.

The Sloth Conservation Foundation is a registered Charitable Incorporated Organisation in the UK (Registered Charity Number 1170992).

PLEASE NOTE: The Sloth Conservation Foundation is not a sanctuary or rescue center and is not open to the public. SloCo is a non-profit organisation that specializes in the conservation and research of wild sloths. Our dream is to prevent sloths from ever needing rescue by tackling the problems that these animals are facing in the wild.