Our generation is lucky to live in a world with elephants, lions, gorillas, and countless other species. They need our help for a bright future, which is why we’ve decided to participate in the WCS Run for the Wild at the Bronx Zoo on April 29.
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.
The WCS Run for the Wild 5k run supports WCS in establishing and helping to manage parks and reserves, safeguarding animals from poaching with active monitoring and patrolling, and inspiring communities to protect their local wildlife.
With your support, we hope to raise our team target of $1800. Even $10 would make a big difference.
-Team Girls Gone Wildlife (Yon, Amanda L, Vanessa, Vickie, Kathleen, Amanda S, & Alyssa)
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 us on April 29. You can register here: http://e.wcs.org/site/TR?fr_id=1190&pg=entry