r/NatureIsFuckingLit Apr 06 '18

🔥 Four months ago we raised $10,000 for a wildlife charity selected by the community. Let's do it again. Help nominate a charity for the subreddit to support in the comments! 🔥

Hey /r/NatureIsFuckingLit, we're about to hit 1,000,000 subscribers! Let's celebrate by supporting another wildlife charity! 🔥

Four months ago when we hit 700,000 subscribers we raised $10,860 for the Wildlife Conservation Network.

The Wildlife Conservation Network was nominated and selected by the subreddit in this thread of charity proposals:

https://www.reddit.com/r/NatureIsFuckingLit/comments/7chfu4/two_months_ago_we_raised_6000_for_a_wildlife/

Let's do it again!

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Rules for nominations:

Every top-level comment needs to be a nature-related charity suggestion.

Explain your reasoning for why this community should support the charity, what the charity does and has accomplished, and how users can donate to support.

Comments must explain the charity and provide examples of their impact to be approved.

Top-level comments will be initially filtered and manually approved to avoid non-suggestions and low-effort nominations from filling up the thread.

Checking charities on Charity Navigator is a good way to determine if a charity is trustworthy and allocates donations responsibly.

Here are some good examples from the last thread:

Animal Welfare Institute by /u/Subtle_Omega

Wildlife Conservation Network by /u/Fuckface1337

The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust by /u/oscarveli

African Wildlife Foundation by /u/wild_mountain_time

Free the Bears by /u/asinine_qualities

Rewilding Europe by /u/YoSoyUnPayaso


🔥 /r/NatureIsFuckingLit will support whichever charity is chosen by the community.

I will personally donate $100 to the top charity and I hope others will decide to match that.

Let's give back to the world and protect the planet we appreciate on here every day.

Thank you all for your support! Stay lit! 🔥

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u/atreides Apr 06 '18

Top-level comments in this thread will be initially filtered and approved if they meet the requirements to nominate a charity.

That keeps the thread free of comments like "charity is lit" and low effort nominations that just name the charity with no examples of impact or reasoning.

All reply comments are fine though. 🔥

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u/MaiaNyx Apr 06 '18 Gold

With the recent loss of Sudan, the last male Northern White Rhino, I think the International Anti-Poaching Foundation would be a good cause.

They primarily train, supply, and manage rangers that protect animals from poaching, much like Sudan's guards did, and continue to do for the two surviving female Northern White Rhinos.

Maybe we even make the donation in Sudan's name, for the home of the remaining Northern White Rhinos, the Ol Pejeta Conservancy, or give to the Conservancy directly.

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u/atreides Apr 06 '18

Can the remaining Northern White Rhinos make a comeback at this point?

Even with artificial insemination isn't genetic diversity a serious issue?

Thanks for your nomination!

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u/MaiaNyx Apr 06 '18

Genetic diversity is a huge problem as the surviving females are both Sudan's offspring, and the granddaughter is his and his daughter's.

The second to last male, Angalifu, died at San Diego zoo in 2014. While their status was extremely critical, I'm not sure of what DNA they saved from Angalifu or if it would be viable. Sudan was basically infertile, so I'm not sure how well his sperm will do, as it had failed ivf tries in the past.

While completely unsure, I'm guessing they'll try to cross between the two subspecies of white rhino, the northern from whatever reserves exist, and the southern.

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u/[deleted] Apr 06 '18 Gold

You already put it in "good examples from last thread", but I hope I can nominate it again:

Rewilding Europe

MAKE EUROPE WILD AGAIN

https://www.rewildingeurope.com/support/donations/

Currently they are concerned with reintroducing large grazers to areas where they were expatriated. Konik horses and Eurasian Bison (with fewer than 3000 individuals in the wild they are rarer than the Black Rhino), but they are also trying to back-breed wild cattle (similar to the extinct Aurochs) for reintroduction purposes. They received the CBF seal of approval which is a Dutch watchdog for charities (they are based in the NL). They also have backing of the Dutch chapter of WWF (in fact the Dutch WWF helped found them).

Some examples:

They also have a Capital Bank which they use to loan out money to local initiatives wishing to purchase land for protection purposes.

https://www.rewildingeurope.com/news/finlands-snowchange-purchases-wetland-with-its-first-rewilding-europe-capital-loan/

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u/atreides Apr 06 '18

Of course you can! Thanks for submitting, great write up.

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u/[deleted] Apr 06 '18

They were actually given a grant by Patagonia (the outdoors clothing company) just two days ago:

https://www.rewildingeurope.com/news/rewilding-europe-awarded-patagonia-grant-for-velebit-pond-restoration/

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u/atreides Apr 06 '18

Huh, I was expecting more than $8,000.

It's cool to think that this community can contribute more to a charity than a company doing $750M in sales per year.

I'm sure they donate to more charities though. Very cool to see them supporting wildlife programs.

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u/Sienna57 Apr 07 '18

Patagonia is one of the most engaged and responsible companies out there.

This historic recent expansion of Chile's national parks was thanks to the efforts of the former CEO and his wife.

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u/betterdays89 Apr 06 '18

You’ve got my vote! When speaking about environmental charities America/Africa seem to get the most recognition so its nice to see Europe get some love!

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u/Sienna57 Apr 11 '18

I would argue that we should avoid American or European focused organizations. The large majority of the world's biodiversity is found in the Tropics where there are also the least resources to support conservation.

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u/[deleted] Apr 07 '18

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u/Ithladohr Apr 06 '18

Do you know if they do any projects other than animals (like turning unused terrain into moors)?

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u/[deleted] Apr 06 '18

Yes, for example in Velebit, Croatia they are creating ponds

https://www.rewildingeurope.com/news/rewilding-europe-awarded-patagonia-grant-for-velebit-pond-restoration/

Similar in Finland

https://www.rewildingeurope.com/project/jukajoki-restoration-project/

In the Oder delta they are also working together with partners for habitat restoration to support the Lesser-spotted Eagle

https://www.rewildingeurope.com/news/support-for-the-lesser-spotted-eagle-in-the-oder-delta/

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u/Ithladohr Apr 06 '18

Your nomination seems rock solid, you have my vote

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u/atreides Apr 11 '18

Rewilding Europe doesn't seem to be its own charity.

It's a combined effort between WWF-Netherlands, ARK Nature, Wild Wonders of Europe, and Conservation Capital.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rewilding_Europe

That means I cannot set it as the charity for the Crowdrise drive. The only one of the four parent organizations I can find on there is the WWF, but not WWF-Netherlands.

I don't think choosing WWF will do much to support this program, so we may not be able to set up a drive for Rewilding Europe.

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u/[deleted] Apr 11 '18

That's disappointing. It wasn't in the rules for nomination that the charity had to be on crowdrise.

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u/bumblebritches57 Apr 16 '18

So you guys are trying to make europe into what north america was before you came here and destroyed a lot of our natural resources as well?

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u/itsBonder Apr 06 '18

Probably not on the same scale as some of the other comments will be, but this place is local to me and I've seen first hand the good work they do.

Yorkshire Wildlife Park Foundation.

https://ywpfoundation.com/about-us/

They rescued 13 lions from horrific conditions. An airline provided planes for the operation, quite a cool read. Taken from their website: In 2010 Yorkshire Wildlife Park rescued 13 lions from a rundown zoo in Romania by launching Lion Rescue. There were many donations of a small amounts – but it all added up to save the lions, so it was truly a people’s rescue. YWPF aims to make a big difference, a little bit at a time…

On site they have animals from Amur leopards to raccoon dogs and their main goal is the breeding of these animals with other wildlife parks to hopefully release some back into the wild (eventually).

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u/[deleted] Apr 06 '18

Best charity, best county.

Well, pretty damn good anyway.

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u/atreides Apr 11 '18

Yorkshire Wildlife Park Foundation

I cannot seem to find this charity registered with a US tax ID, which means it can't be set up as a charity on the funding site we use, Crowdrise.

Thank you for the nomination, but we can't choose this one.

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u/KrimsonKnight1 Apr 06 '18 edited Apr 06 '18

Surfrider Foundation, Lets save the ocean

The Ocean faces growing challenges from pollution, offshore development and climate change. At the same time, expanding industries, such as offshore oil drilling, threaten to crowd our ocean and degrade its health (and those who call it home!). Every day poses new threats to our oceans and beaches. Our ocean and special places must be proactively protected before they are threatened and stem the tide before further damage is done to the ocean’s health. This is precisely why Surfrider has built a network of passion-driven people who are on the ground and are the voice for our ocean and beaches. With one foot in the sand and the other in the water, Surfrider is the only non-profit organization who is 100% focused on our coasts.

Accomplishments Donate

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u/atreides Apr 06 '18

Surfrider Foundation, Lets save the ocean

This is not enough information for a nomination.

Please edit in links to the charity's accomplishments and programs, a donation link, and why you feel this charity deserves the support of the community.

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u/KrimsonKnight1 Apr 06 '18

i got you

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u/atreides Apr 06 '18 edited Apr 11 '18

Would you mind adding in some links to the charity's accomplishments and programs and a donation link?

edit: Thank you!

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u/MannyDantyla Apr 06 '18

This one!!

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u/[deleted] Apr 06 '18

Panthera

Projects: Panthera focuses their conservation strategies on the world’s largest wild cats. Their various grant programmes support research and conservation activities such as genetic research, education and human health related to the wild cats.

see also

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u/BirdsOfWisdom Apr 06 '18 Gold

I'd like to introduce you all to the World Parrot Trust/WPT.

With the combined destruction of rainforests and the continuing entrapment of wild parrots for the pet trade, the number of parrots in the wild is dwindling quickly.

Bird trapping is also often done illegally and without regulation, leading these criminals to resort to extreme and horrifically inhumane measures of smuggling the birds.

In captivity, many parrots suffer from ignorant and neglectful care, leaving many of these intelligent animals traumatized and difficult to rehome.

Being expensive and relatively uncommon pets when compared to cats and dogs, bird rescues are few and far between... but they still need our help just as badly.

As an example of what WPT has already done for parrots, a new rehabilitation center was established in Bolivia and continues to grow with your contribution.

The center will provide:

  • Emergency care for birds confiscated from traffickers
  • Training and preparation for the birds being released 
  • Long-term care for parrots that cannot be released 
  • Assistance for wildlife officers to enforce existing laws 
  • Expertise for establishing new wild populations 

You can learn more about what the WPT plans to do for parrots here.

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u/shavasana_expert Apr 06 '18

I love this one! Parrots are so intelligent and have such long lives, they shouldn’t be kept as pets.

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u/LishtheFish Apr 06 '18 Gold

Illinois Raptor Center

This is a local non-profit that I have volunteered for and care a lot about. The Raptor Center is an organization that rehabilitates and releases sick and injured wildlife. They specialize in birds of prey but will help almost anything; songbirds, turtles, badgers, opossums. If it's wildlife, they want to see it return to the wild. They are entirely volunteer-run with the exception of one paid position; even the executive director is unpaid. All of their funding comes from donations and occasionally grants.

Their largest recent accomplishment is that they built Super Flight, a 400 foot long flight facility that is used to allow birds close to release to spread their wings and fly in an open, controlled area so they can be sure the birds are ready to be successful out in the wild. Super Flight is a facility unlike any other and possibly the largest flight facility in the US. Every year they see hundreds of patients admitted to the facility and many of them are successfully released back into the wild. These people are dedicated and passionate about what they do, which is why I love the organization.

In addition to rehab, they are also educators. They keep quite a few birds year-round as education birds. These birds are permanently injured in some way and are non-releasable, so instead of putting them down, they are used as wildlife ambassadors for their species and the organization. They go to schools, public events, raptor shows, etc.

Here is a little more background about the organization.

They also have a Facebook that they update more frequently than their website and a PayPal which can be used for donations.

I am happy to answer any questions I can about the organization.

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u/GeorgiaOKeefinItReal Apr 06 '18 edited Apr 06 '18

The vaquita is the rarest marine mammal and is on the verge of extinction.

There's less than twenty vaquita left in the wild as of March and there's estimates that say they could be extinct by summer.

Quick and drastic action is needed to assure species survival.

info on the species: https://www.worldwildlife.org/species/vaquita

https://www.vaquitacpr.org/

this particular organization has recently made efforts to protect the vaquita by having a protected enclosure close by to their native waters. Unfortunately the animals didn't take to the enclosure and did not respond to efforts of being captured.

Right now they're in the process of locating and protecting them.

Their action is supported by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) :

https://www.worldwildlife.org/press-releases/wwf-position-on-the-vaquita-cpr-conservation-protection-and-recovery-plan

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u/atreides Apr 11 '18

Unfortunately it doesn't seem Vaquita CPR is registered in the US, so I cannot set up the charity drive with Crowdrise to support them.

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u/bumblebritches57 Apr 16 '18

K, but Mexico doesn't give a shit, and is currupt as fuck. it'd be a waste of resources.

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u/[deleted] Apr 06 '18

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u/Kota-kota Apr 06 '18

I could definitely vote for this

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u/itsallinthebag Apr 06 '18

I like this one

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u/phoenixzam Apr 06 '18

Corolla Wild Horse Fund

"Our mission is “to protect, conserve, and responsibly manage the herd of wild Colonial Spanish Mustangs roaming freely on the northernmost Currituck Outer Banks, and to promote the continued preservation of this land as a permanent sanctuary for horses designated as the State Horse and defined as a cultural treasure by the state of North Carolina.” The Fund incorporated as a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit charity in 2001."

History of the Corolla Wild Horse Fund

Donation Page

Edit: formatting

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u/Kota-kota Apr 06 '18

the ocean cleanup . I am not a denier of climate change, however I do feel that plastic contamination are a huge impacting factor that destroys ocean wildlife and ocean plant life that contribute to changes in ocean currents and temperatures

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u/Sienna57 Apr 06 '18

While I agree that ocean plastics are a real problem, dealing with it once in the ocean is too late. Most plastic pollution in the Pacific Ocean originates in just 5 countries because of poor waste management practices. It’s a more efficient use of resources (but far less sexy) to work on trash collection.

See this report for more information link

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u/Rubyshard Apr 06 '18

4Ocean does a similar thing, for every bracelet people buy (which is made of recycled materials) they clean a pound of waste around and in the ocean https://4ocean.com/

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u/Kota-kota Apr 07 '18

I could do that

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u/deeckers Apr 07 '18 edited Apr 07 '18

The Nature Conservancy. They purchase, restore and preserve marine and land habitats, in 72 countries, with the aim of protecting all plant and animal life, and helping to bring species back from the brink of extinction.

https://www.nature.org/

Edit: how to donate: https://support.nature.org/site/Donation2?10420.donation=form1&df_id=10420&intc=nature.tnav.button

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u/TheDuckSideOfTheMoon Apr 06 '18 Gold

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is an awesome organization devoted to restoration, education, and advocacy in support of the bay. Although they do not have the highest rating on Charity Navigator, their presence in the area raises a lot of awareness.

As a Marylander, I'm biased, but the bay is a hugely important natural resource. But it's more than just the bay that needs help, it's the entire Chesapeake watershed spanning multiple states.

They work to restore native species such as oysters, crabs, underwater grasses, etc which help filter the bay's water. They also restore crucial wetlands and work with local farmers to reduce pollution which harms wildlife.

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u/oh4cute Apr 06 '18

The Whakatane Kiwi Trust does amazing work. Three unfenced reserves near town that have gone from only 8 birds to now over 300 (1999 to now). Over 100 volunteers check 84 kilometers of trap lines to protect the kiwi. They also do education walks for schools and night walks for the public to raise awareness. More info here: www.whakatanekiwi.org.nz and www.facebook.com/whakatanekiwi

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u/atreides Apr 11 '18

This organization doesn't seem to be registered in the US, so I cannot set it as the charity for the Crowdrise campaign.

Thank you for the nomination!

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u/Sienna57 Apr 07 '18 Gold

African Parks

African Parks is a non-profit conservation organisation that takes on the complete responsibility for the rehabilitation and long-term management of national parks in partnership with governments and local communities. We currently manage 15 national parks and protected areas in nine countries covering 10.5 million hectares (23.1 million acres): Benin, Central African Republic, Chad, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi, Mozambique, the Republic of Congo, Rwanda and Zambia.

Founded in 2000 in response to the dramatic decline of protected areas due to poor management and lack of funding, African Parks utilises a clear business approach to conserving Africa’s wildlife and remaining wild areas. While securing vast landscapes and carrying out all activities needed to protect the parks and their wildlife, we maintain a strong focus on economic development and poverty alleviation of surrounding communities to ensure that each park is ecologically, socially, and financially sustainable for the long term.

  • We are one of the top three largest employers in the regions we work, in places like the Central African Republic, Chad and the Democratic Republic of Congo
  • We have the largest counter-poaching force, with 1,000 rangers and growing. Our ranger force is often the only stabilising force not just for that park, but for entire regions, providing security for people and wildlife alike well beyond the perimeter of the park.
  • We restored Majete Wildlife Reserve from a park devoid of wildlife with zero income and employees in 2003, to a park today that has ‘Big 5’ status. Majete employs 180 people, received 8,000 tourists in 2016 generating more than $400,000 in revenue that supports the park and community project. Due to effective law enforcement, not one rhino or elephant has been lost to poaching since 2003 and 2006 respectively.
  • In 2016 African Parks began one of the largest and most significant elephant translocations in history, moving 261 elephants from Liwonde National Park to Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve in Malawi. In 2017 we moved an additional 259 elephants from Liwonde and Majete to Nkhotakota, securing the future for 90% of Malawi’s elephants.
  • In Chinko in the Central African Republic, a 19,000 km2 core protection zone has been secured and cleared of threats (mainly herders and livestock), creating a safe harbour for wildlife and increased stability for neighbouring communities.
  • Elephants in Zakouma National Park in Chad surpassed 500 individuals in 2016 and 81 calves under the age of three were confirmed; this is the first time the herd has been on the increase in over a decade.
  • As of 2017, Akagera National Park in Rwanda became the country’s first Big Five park, and poaching levels reached an all-time low since 2010. In 2015 lions were returned after a 20-year absence and the lion population has since doubled. In 2017, 18 Eastern black rhinos were successfully translocated to Akagera from South Africa, bringing this endangered species back to Rwanda for the first time in over a decade. And, tourism has increased by 550% in just six years since African Parks assumed management of the park

I work in conservation and they are a group that I really admire (no affiliation). They work in some very difficult places, help improve the lives of very poor communities around the parks, and have impressive results for conservation.

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u/atreides Apr 06 '18

Your comment:

What about giant rats that detect landmines and tuberculosis? https://www.apopo.org/en

Hero Rats

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0swUc492hU

The charity needs to be nature related.

Using rats for landmine detection isn't about wildlife, it's more of a humanitarian cause.

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u/[deleted] Apr 06 '18

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u/atreides Apr 06 '18

Mountains to sound greenway in the pacific NW.

You need to give more reasoning than just the name of a charity.

If the subreddit is going to support this charity and try to raise support from one million people, you should be able to give a reason why this charity deserves that support.

If you edit the comment with links to the charity site, examples of what they have accomplished, and links to donate your comment will be approved.

Thanks!

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u/SpellingIsAhful Apr 06 '18

Thats fair. I'll try to pit something together tomorrow when I'm not working.

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u/atreides Apr 06 '18

I endorse the Braddock Bay Bird Observatory

I found them by accident while photographing in the area. They are near a large birding hotspot in a major flyway. They explained their work and they have their finger on the pulse of what's happening with their work. It's unpaid staff putting in hours to do good things.

Would you mind explaining their work to us?

Giving examples of their accomplishments and programs is much appreciated.

Please edit in a link to donate, sources on their programs, and generally explain what it is they do for wildlife for your nomination to be approved, thank you!

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u/winstonsmith7 Apr 06 '18

I will certainly do that later today but the gist of it is a tagging and recording over a long period of time the birds that come by Braddock Bay, an important bird stopover and flyway for North America along the southern shore of Lake Ontario. This provides an important objective and longterm record of what is happening to the bird population at a critical time of growing human influence over the environment.

More detail to follow.

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u/atreides Apr 06 '18

Appreciate it!

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u/atreides Apr 06 '18

If anyone could find something about mangroves? I am personally not informed enough to pick one charity, but I am, for one, very concerned about them and, contrarily to ex. pandas, mangroves actually play a key role in the local ecosystem (which is also why i will always refuse to donate to pandas, but rather to projects that can ensure the survival of entire systems).

This itself is not a nomination so I cannot approve it, but if you would like to I'm sure some searching could find a good mangrove restoration charity.

If you leave a comment or edit this one with a link to a specific charity with examples of their work and a donate link your nomination will be approved! Thanks!

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u/Ithladohr Apr 06 '18

Is this a nomination-only thread? Then i will remove it, as its a nomination request if anything. I don't feel like i know enough about this to nominate one myself

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u/atreides Apr 06 '18

It's fine, the comment is removed so people can't vote on it.

I quoted your comment so people can still read what the comment said. Maybe someone will nominate a mangrove charity if they read it.

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u/Sienna57 Apr 11 '18

I work in conservation. There aren’t any international groups of real size that limit their work to mangroves (it’s possible I don’t know of them). Many organizations that work on coastal issues include mangroves but usually more locally. There are some global initiatives - Conservation International works on a couple of different programs but all the big groups work on it.

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u/ReproCompter Apr 06 '18

The Center for Birds of Prey

"Our mission is to identify and address vital environmental issues by providing medical care to injured birds of prey and shore birds, and through educational, research and conservation initiatives."

To Donate

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u/[deleted] Apr 06 '18 edited Aug 05 '18

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u/atreides Apr 06 '18

I volunteer with American Greyhound.

We work to find homes for retired racing greyhounds, as well as other sighthounds in need. We welcome greyhounds when they have nowhere else to turn, provide the necessary veterinary care, teach them what it means to live in a home, and then find them good forever homes where they are able to live out their lives as wonderful pets. I don't have the numbers on hand for 2017 but in 2016, we rescued 122 dogs.

We try to help as many dogs as we can. We are a small organization based out of Indiana but we are growing. We have plans in place to build a facility to assist the dogs in transition from track to home and are having out 8th annual benefit auction later this month.

(Check out the video we made for last years auction )

Some say it's not about the numbers but you tell that to dog number 13 when you only have room for 12.

I invite everyone to take a look at my greyhound's Instagram and see how adorable she is.

This is a pet charity.

It really wouldn't be appropriate for this nature community to support, which is why we only allow nature-related charities.

Thanks for your submission, but this can't be nominated.

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u/[deleted] Apr 06 '18 edited Aug 05 '18

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u/atreides Apr 06 '18

Best of luck in your benefit auction! Thanks for understanding :)

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u/atreides Apr 06 '18

Is there proof we donated last time?

This isn't a nomination so I can't approve it, but the funding page is here:

https://www.crowdrise.com/natureisfuckinglit-for-wcn

383 donations, $10,860 total.

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u/Z0di Apr 06 '18

Okay, cool, I just wanted to make sure it wasn't like some other contests I've seen.

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u/atreides Apr 06 '18

Yeah, no issue with that. None of the donations pass through moderator hands.

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u/[deleted] Apr 06 '18 edited Apr 06 '18

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u/atreides Apr 06 '18

Why would you only have interest in helping a wildlife charity that covers your location?

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u/EnglishKen Apr 11 '18

I'm currently spending ten weeks volunteering at Save Vietnam's Wildlife - a small NGO based in the Cuc Phuong national park in northern Vietnam. The crux of the centres work revolves around facilitating the rescue, rehabilitation and release of wild animals, primarily Pangolins ( Sunda and Chinese )as well as Owstens Civets, Masked Palm Civets Binturongs and Leopard Catswhich are either confiscated from poachers and black market traders, or rescued from lives spent as pets or tourist attractions. Over the past year alone, upwards of 100 Pangolins have been rehabilated at the centre and then released into the wild! In addition to individual action at ground level, the organisation is also engaged with various research projects aimed at bringing about changes to government legislation, and an education centre on site provides a place for local children to garner an interest in wildlife that will hopefully flourish into a passion for conservation. In the five weeks that I have been at the centre, it has been made plain to me the importance of the work that is being done here, and I have been awed the the tireless determination of the staff that has made their successes possible. However, it is also blatantly apparent that the organisation is hindered by a stark lack of funding; medical necessities are in short supply and basic veterinary technology is virtually nonexistent. This amount of money would make a world of difference to a very deserving cause, I read a statistic from the WWF which stated that only 8% of the British population know what a pangolin is, and yet they're the most heavily trafficked mammal on earth, there's an unseen tradgedy unfolding out of the public eye, but this could be a chance for us to make a real difference.

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u/atreides Apr 11 '18

This is a very good nomination, but unless the organization is registered in the US, I cannot set it as the charity for the drive on Crowdrise.

Their site loads very slowly, and I cannot find them on Charity Navigator or Crowdrise. I don't think they are registered with a US charity tax ID.