Hello - Happy Earth Day! My name is Dr. Rebecca Cliffe and I am considered to be one of the world’s leading experts on sloths. I have spent the last 11 years living in the Costa Rican jungle where I have been researching the behaviour, ecology and physiology of wild sloths. During my years living in the jungle I have been infected with a flesh eating parasite, chased by killer bees and been stranded on a real-life desert island for three days.
Four years ago I founded The Sloth Conservation Foundation; a registered non-profit organisation that is dedicated to saving sloths in the wild through research and conservation initiatives. Through SloCo, we have developed a range of community-based strategies and programs that are providing sustainable ways in which humans and sloths can coexist peacefully. Today I am based full-time in Costa Rica where I manage all of the foundation’s in-field sloth conservation and research programs.
Ask me anything!