In our current political reality, for many, just putting one foot in front of the other each day can feel exhausting. That's why I've decided to continue my support for WCS, put my feet to work this year, and Run for the Wild at the Bronx Zoo on Saturday, April 29!
The money I raise will help fund Wildlife Conservation Society's critical work to save wildlife and wild places around the globe.
Read more about WCS 2020 Strategy here: https://www.wcs.org/our-work
Today, animals are going extinct 10,000 times faster than ever before. African elephant populations have plummeted due to poaching to feed the ivory trade, and recent news from the field has often been bleak. Lion populations in Uganda have declined by 30% in ten years. War, hunting, and habitat loss have had a severe impact on gorilla populations.
This news is devastating, but WCS is working to give wildlife a fighting chance. The organization recently launched a plan to conserve the world’s largest wild places in 15 priority regions. Together, those are home to more than 50% of the world’s biodiversity!
The 5k run supports WCS in:
establishing and helping to manage parks and reserves
safeguarding animals from poaching with active monitoring and patrolling
inspiring communities to protect their local wildlife
WCS has the reach and the expertise to make a difference, but the organization needs our help to make that that protection a reality. That’s where you and I come in.
With your support, I hope to raise my target of $300. Even $10 would make a big difference for wildlife and wild places.
P.S. Not only does my run support a great cause – it's also a really fun day at the zoo! If you have an animal near and dear to your heart, join me on April 29. You can register here: http://e.wcs.org/site/TR?fr_id=1190&pg=entry
Thank you for your support. I can't wait to tell you about my run through the Bronx Zoo!