The Institute for Wildlife Conservation (ICAS) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the protection of two emblematic Brazilian species since 2010: the giant armadillo and the giant anteater.


The giant armadillo and the giant anteater are the largest species of armadillo and anteater in the world. Unfortunately, their population is classified as endangered in Brazil due to the destruction of their natural habitat.

To protect these species, the association is conducting several field projects in Brazil. A long-term scientific study is being carried out to monitor populations and learn more about their vital area, density and movements. ICAS also supports beekeepers to become certified as having sustainable practices that respect both the environment and the armadillo. It is often the victim of reprisals by beekeepers, since as an insectivore it feeds on the bee larvae present in the hive.

Following numerous devastating fires in the Brazilian Pantanal region, ICAS invested its resources in fighting fires, by creating a fire brigade. They patrol to identify risk areas and prevent fires from starting.

Our support

For several years, we have supported the Giant Armadillo Project – Tatu Canastra, dedicated to the conservation of the giant armadillo. In order to protect this species, which is essential to its ecosystem, many projects have been set up. Our financial support contributes to the purchase of giant armadillo monitoring equipment, transportation and salaries for the teams of veterinarians and biologists who work in the field.