Thursday, April 7, 2011

Born To Be Wild, Born To Be Free

I'm happy to say my first blog post concerns something dear to my heart: the protection of endangered animals and their habitats. And so with that, here are 5 items of note regarding those that were Born to Be Wild, Born to Be Free:

Born to Be Wild (2011) IMAX 3D movie to be released tomorrow, April 8th by the folks at Warner Bros. The 40 minute documentary is narrated by acting legend Morgan Freeman, and tells the tales of two animal "fairy godmothers" who have dedicated their lives to the rescue, rehabilitation and protection of orangutans and elephants. For more info, check out ABC New's coverage of the film and the women behind it: Born to Be Wild, A Tale of Two Women and Two Orphanages

Born Free Foundationan international wildlife charity working throughout the world to stop individual wild animal suffering and protect threatened species in the wild through a number of worthy campaigns and programs. The foundation is involved in projects around the world intent on preserving populations of African elephants, lions and other big cats, wild gorillas, the Ethiopian wolf, and marine animals like the orca, dolphins and turtles.

The World Wildlife Fund
is a giant among the foundations who are dedicated to protecting endangered animals and habitats around the world. Corporate sponsorship from Bank of America and Visa as well as celebrity involvement from Leo DiCaprio and others,  have helped to keep the organization in the spotlight. DiCaprio is a spokesperson for their Help Save the Tigers campaign.

Wildlife Conservation Society is an organization with three basic goals: Save wildlife; Save Wild Places; and Address Conservation Challenges.

World Land Trust is dedicated to preserving the lands of the Rainforests that contain more than 400,000 acres of habitats in South America, Asia, Central America and even the UK.

For each of the five notable foundations I've listed here, there are probably 500 more that are doing works worthy of your support. Do you support these five? If not, whose efforts to keep animals free and wild do you support?  Feel free to leave any info in the comments section.

The question is not, "Can they reason?" nor, "Can they talk?" but rather, "Can they suffer?"  ~Jeremy Bentham 

1 comment:

  1. Way to start with an EXCELLENT post. The protection of endangered animals and their habitats is near and dear to my heart too. Bravo.