Plant Conservation Tips

Plant Conservation Status

Fortunately, a number of ways are available which allow you to support causes that only will only cost you a little time, not extra money. The World Wildlife Fund has been protecting the future of nature for over 45 years. WWF field staff work on projects in more than 100 countries to conserve endangered species and their habitats. The World Wildlife Fund invented and pioneered the conservation trust fund, one of the most important financial mechanisms in conservation today, and was the first conservation organization to work in China, where they have partnered with the Chinese government on panda conservation since 1979. Show your support by sending free e-cards with many different images of animals and taking action by sending letters using the forms provided by WWF. Learn more about the World Wildlife Fund on their website at http://worldwildlife. org. Care2 is a worldwide network of over 7 million members which supports several wildlife campaigns such as seals, big cats, and primates. Their click to donate section offers an opportunity to help a variety of causes using just your mouse. Become a member to track your progress through different levels that some of the causes offer, or send an e-card for many occasions. Care2 also hosts The Petition Site which allows members to sign petitions for various causes or even create their own petition.

Animal Spirits

Pelicans and gulls may experience hypothermia after oil coats their feathers, bottlenosed dolphins will become poisoned by consuming oil-tainted prey and sea turtle hatchlings are expected to have deformities, according to the National Wildlife Federation. Other wildlife expected to feel the impact of the spill include reddish egrets, mottled ducks, royal terns, snowy plovers, sperm whales and bluefin tuna according to The National Audubon Society, as reported in the New York Times. During the winter months the Louisiana coast is home to 70 percent of the countries waterfowl and over 100 tropical migratory birds, according to National Geographic Daily News. Other southern states expecting wildlife to be effected by the spill include Mississippi, Alabama and Florida, according to the Louisiana Coastal Initiative, a division of the National Audubon Society. How You Can Help If you live in the gulf region and witness wildlife affected by the oil spill, please report it to Deepwater Horizon Response by calling (866) 557-1401. The NWF is looking for volunteers to assist the NWF's Gulf Coast Surveillance Teams.