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IMAGINE  PEACE FOUNDATION

presents

A Year of Gifting Week 28

The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International

 This week I was reminded of this organization that for many years has been near and dear to my heart.  If I was to pick an animal that most resembled humanity it would be the Gorilla family, yet there are people in Africa who hunt and kill these amazing creatures for sport.  The entire population is at great risk of becoming extinct within 50 years if we don't work together to ensure their safety.  The Dian Fossey Fund works to educate and support the local community in turn supporting the protection of what's left of the Gorilla population.  When you look into the eyes of a Gorilla, you can see a part of yourself.  Please join me this week and donate a minimum of $3-$10.00 to save the life of a Gorilla.  Also consider some of their other programs, "Adopt A Gorilla" or, their "Coins for Congo" program at work or in your community.  By contributing to this important cause you not only save the Gorilla, you save the people and environment in that community; we're all connected.

 

What We Do at the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund

Founded by Dian Fossey in 1978, we are dedicated to the conservation and protection of gorillas and their habitats in Africa.

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Mountain gorilla in Rwanda

We are committed to promoting continued research on the gorillas and their threatened ecosystems and to providing education about their relevance to the world in which we live. In collaboration with government agencies and other international partners, we also provide assistance to local communities through education, health, training and development initiatives.

 

The value of our work

Fewer than 800 mountain gorillas are left in the world and the Grauer's (eastern lowland) gorilla population is also endangered.  In fact, all gorilla habitats are threatened. Gorillas help maintain a very delicate balance in th rainforest and healthy ranforests are an incredibly important buffer against the ongoing global climate change that affects all of us...

Poverty reduction, health promotion and conservation education are irrevocably linked to environmental protection. The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International has developed programs to help people in Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo where we protect gorillas, to address many of these issues: alleviating extreme poverty; developing public-private partnerships; increasing access to essential medicines; combating disease through intestinal parasite treatment and prevention education; empowering women; helping children go to school; reducing child mortality; improving maternal health; assisting in environmental stability and reversing loss of environmental resources. For example, click here to learn more...

http://gorillafund.org/page.aspx?pid=237

 

To Donate:

http://gorillafund.org/page.aspx?pid=271

Adopt Now

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Save a Species

Adopt a Gorilla packages make great gifts. Proceeds support rescued orphan gorillas at GRACE center in Congo and mountain gorilla protection patrols in Rwanda.

http://gorillafund.org/page.aspx?pid=437

 

"As custodians of the planet it is our responsibility to deal with all species with kindness, love, and compassion. That these animals suffer through human cruelty is beyond understanding. Please help to stop this madness."

- Richard Gere, American Actor

 

To learn more about A Year of Gifting or to nominate a charity go to:

www.imaginepeacefoundation.org

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
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