No, you’re not stoned, there really is an iguana that’s blue and it’s called the Blue Iguana. Thanks to the Wildlife Conservation Society and donations from it’s members, this longtime resident of Grand Cayman is making a recovery—from near-extinction.
- Isn’t he cute? (Even if you don’t think so, he and the rest of his species still deserve to exist just as much as you or I do)
How did they do it? How did the efforts of the WCS keep our reptilian amigo from disappearing forever? You can find out here.
While your at it, find out how you can be a part of a book that will raise $$$ for the Wildlife Conservation Society, and in effect save animals like this little guy, by clicking here.
This is one of the many examples of the good the Wildlife Conservation Society is doing! Most of us think of endangered animals but we don’t think about their habitats. Our coral reefs are at stake too!! Take a look to find out more!
Overfishing and the collapse of a coral reef ecosystem can go hand in hand. But WCS researchers are helping fishery managers prevent coral catastrophe. A new study shows how to gauge the health of a reef before it’s too late. Learn more: http://bit.ly/n4sZiU
Photo: Julie Larsen Maher © WCS
Help save wild tigers: Tell Congress to fund tiger conservation programs
Wild tigers could soon be slaughtered to extinction by poachers – unless we act now. The U.S. can help save these magnificent creatures, but only if Congress continues its support for international conservation programs.
Help us make sure that lawmakers know what’s at stake and urge them to take immediate action by sending a letter to your members of Congress.
Congress has the power to ensure a future for tigers, elephants and other threatened species – but they need to hear from as many of us as possible. Make sure your lawmakers get the message today.
For More Info please go to the WCS’s website where this post was pulled from. https://secure3.convio.net/wcs/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=383&s_src=2011-09_ADV_WildlifeTrade
Call for Entries: Images (Photographs, Drawings, or Paintings), Poetry, Prose, and Personal Experiences (Stories, Letters, or Journal Entries)
Composing with Images Press (CWiP) seeks images (photographs, drawings, or paintings), poetry, prose, and personal experiences (stories, letters, or journal entries) that explore, with a focus on the natural world, the theme of Wild. All proceeds from the sales of this book will be donated to the Wildlife Conservation Society in order for them to continue providing a voice to voiceless animals around the globe.
DEADLINE: Monday, October 17th, 2011 at 11:59pm Eastern Time
Photos and literature will be selected and the book will be edited by our special guest editors: Jamie Mahoney, Krista Hendrickson, Adam Toscani, and Kayla Ewing. They are part of the first group of editors in Composing with Images Press’ new Student Books Series.
Composing with Images Press is a small not-for-profit, all volunteer, independent book publisher founded by Bill Wolff and Billie Hara. CWiP publishes photo and art books that bring together image and text to engage creative, social, and cultural issues within a particular theme. 100% of all proceeds are donated to charity. Our first books were immediate best sellers and raised almost $1000 for BP oil spill cleanup efforts. Play!, a photo book to benefit Toys for Tots will be published in November, 2011.
Multi-Genre Book Theme: Wild
CWiP is seeking a variety of genre entries that represent and capture the essence of the theme Wild. These might include, but are not limited to, entries that showcase animals in their natural habitat, survival in the wild, personal experiences in the wild, or simply, a depiction of what you believe “wild” represents. We are not, however, limiting our desire for entries to focus solely on animals, but human experiences in their natural habitats: you could consider the place where you live, i.e. the city as a wild place. These are of course just suggestions for representing Wild. One might also consider what ‘Wild” means from the standpoint of the animal, the place, the person in the place, etc. Dress up as an animal – we encourage entries that express your imagination!
This call is open to anyone, either amateur or professional.
Note: Though the book is concentrated on the theme of wild, we are specifically not seeking content that revolves around partying or inappropriate conduct. Again, we are looking for multiple genre entries that capture the essence of living things in their different environments.
I think there’s so much beauty in terrifyingly large cats. Our theme wild can play a lot on the beauty that resides in things that are considered to be wild and dangerous in our lives.
September 27, 2011
Dear Dr. Wolff and Dr. Hara,
Too many of our world’s most beautiful and important animals are at great risk of becoming extinct. While there are several reasons for this, one of the main reasons is due to the fact that their homes are being destroyed. The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has made it their mission to provide a voice to voiceless animals all around the globe for the past 115 years. In addition, the WCS have helped to protect more than 350 species as well as their habitats in over 150 different landscapes and seascapes. Our goal, through the creation of our book, is to support the WCS’s mission, as we believe it is crucial to the lives of so many beloved animals and their habitats.
The central premise of our book will be based on the theme Wild, while capturing the essence of living things in their different environments. We are proposing a multi genre book filled with pages comprised of images, words, poetry, prose, and personal experiences. The book is going to be a seven by seven inch square hardcover, will range from twenty-one to forty pages and will retail at thirty-one dollars and ninety five cents ($31.95). Several examples that have inspired our group can be seen on Blurb’s website (Blurb.com) and include “Wild Things” by Debby Burleson, “Wild Memories” by Chad Michael McGregor and “No Reservation” by Jim Cortez. It is our hope that this book will attract an audience composed of several different generations who have a love for animals, the environment, and all things in the natural world.
It is important to note that in addition to being a group of college students completing a required course assignment for a grade, we are also passionate about the Wildlife Conservation Society and what it stands for on a global scale. This book gives us the opportunity to raise money for a charitable organization that we would have never had the chance to work with otherwise.
We would love the opportunity for our book to be published through your website and we look forward to having a finished product that will be a forum for both knowledge and entertainment on such an important global issue.
Very Truly Yours,