Saturday, December 8, 2007

World Wildlife Federation

Wildlife adoptions are unique and meaningful gifts for any occasion, and for friends and family of all ages. Give the gift that makes a difference by symbolically adopting a threatened species for someone you love, and help support World Wildlife Fund’s conservation efforts to save wildlife at risk and their habitats.
We have supported this for the past few years - at Christmas time we adopt an animal in each of our children's name. I also have adopted animals in the names of other family members and given as gifts. Pictured here is what you get when you make the adoption. Everything comes in a reusuable cloth bag - a stuffed animal in what you adopted; in this case I adopted a Sea turtle and an Orangutan - and an adoption certificate.


Veggie said...

What a great idea, i'd like to join just for the Sea turtle.

redapes said...

Hi-- I'd like to introduce you to my non-profit organization, Orangutan Outreach. We're based in New York and raise awareness and much-needed funds for the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation's projects in Borneo. The most famous of our projects is the Orangutan Rehabilitation Center at Nyaru Menteng, which is run by Lone Droscher-Nielsen. It is featured on Animal Planet's series 'Orangutan Island'.

We have around 650 orphaned orangutans at the center and Orangutan Outreach has an adoption program for several of them: Fio, Lomon, Grendon and Kesi. You and your readers can find out more at the Orangutan Outreach website:

Please take a look! Thanks!

Richard Zimmerman
Director, Orangutan Outreach
Reach out and save the orangutans!

Michelle said...

I am the Director of the UK partner of Orangutan Outreach, Borneo Orangutan Survival (BOS) Foundation UK.
I'd like to point out that adoptions through us are, I believe, a far more eco-friendly and effective way to support wildlife conservation.
With Orangutan Outreach and BOS, when you adopt an orangutan, you can receive all of your materials electronically. If you decide you want the materials posted to you, we can do that, but we do not send you lots of unwanted little gifts. You get the background story of your orangutan, an official certificate and a colour photo, all printed on recycled paper. In this way, a far greater part of what you pay for the adoption actually goes to helping orangutans rather than sending you cheap tack. And in the case of BOS, unlike WWF, we actually look after orangutans. The orangutans you adopt are real, rescued orangutans who receive 24 hour care by our dedicated staff.
WWF do important work involving protecting the habitat of orangutans, and I am in no way discounting this. I just want people to know there are other options to help.

Michelle Desilets
Executive Director
Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation UK