The WTD website existed in its previous form since the creation of World Tapir Day as a concept in early 2008. Whilst it served the purpose well to begin with, the updating, expansion and general maintenance was far too difficult (at least, for the current writer). As a consequence, the site fell into neglect.
It hadn't been updated since 2013, and with the WTD Facebook page attracting a solid following and serving as a central point for WTD-related news, there hadn't been any particular reason to devote large amounts of (mostly non-existent) free time to working out how best to resolve the issues. The forum had been long dead, content had not been updated to fix broken links and fixing the problems was more work than simply replacing it.
And here it is - the new website for World Tapir Day. Whilst it is still very much a work in progress, it is already a vast improvement over the old one. There's more content, updated content and links, but more importantly, the site fundamentals have been replaced so that it is far easier and quicker to update. And it has a blog.
We'd like to hear your feedback about the new WTD website. We are also keen to have your involvement with it - and with WTD. If you are interested in contributing content - be that articles, photos or art - or would like to write for the blog about tapir-related and environmental-related themes, please do contact us. We'd love to hear from you.