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Conservation Today – Charities that make a difference

October 19, 2011

Our world population is nearing 7,000,000,000, currently at 6,969,256,696. As more humans enter our beautiful world, waste accumulates, fresh water & food become limited, and energy consumption heats our planet. The effects can be seen all over the world:

Conservation ScienceIn Bangladesh, rising sea levels are forcing millions of people inland, into cities whose infrastructure and energy supply cannot possibly support this massive migration of humans.

Our oceans are soaking up the carbon dioxide produced from burning coal, oil, and natural gas. This raises acidity of the oceans, ultimately affecting the lives of sea creatures all over the globe. How would you like to bathe in acid?

Here in America we’ve seen record setting droughts (Texas), hurricanes (Katrina), and snow storms (Chicago). So what can you do? Visit my Conservation Today page or donate to one of these non-profits/charities dedicated to improving the quality of life on our planet:

  1. The Nature Conservancy  (@Nature_org)-  is a leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people. With a $25 donation you’ll receive a tote bag (for carrying anything from groceries to books), plus an endless supply of Return Address labels with your name on it.
  2. National Geographic Society (@NatGeo) – It is one of the largest non-profit scientific and educational institutions in the world since 1888. For ONLY $15.00 you can receive 1 year of the famous National Geographic Magazine. I’ve given 3 subscriptions as gifts recently. Totally worth it for the pictures. A great read while riding on a bus or train or lying in bed at night.
  3. World Wildlife Fund (@World_Wildlife)- a leading conservation organization whose unique way of working combines global reach with a foundation in science. My favorite form of donation is to Adopt-a-Species.
Conservation science in Chicago

I adopted a Rhinoceros

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