Wildlife Conservation Society's Run for the Wild at the Bronx Zoo

Run for the Wild Bronx Zoo 2017

"With gorilla gone, will there be hope for man?" - Ishmael https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ishmael_(novel)
"With gorilla gone, will there be hope for man?" - Ishmael https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ishmael_(novel)

Team Ishmael (Tommy Sheridan)

"One day a man was walking along a sandy beach where hundreds of starfish had washed up on the shore. He noticed a boy in the distance picking them up one by one and gently throwing them back into the ocean. Approaching the boy, he asked, "What are you doing?" The boy explained that he was returning the starfish to the sea. The man challenged, "There are too many. It can't possibly make a difference." At that, the boy picked up another starfish, threw it into the ocean, and said with a smile, "It made a difference to that one."

Hi –

We are all so lucky to live in a world with elephants, lions, gorillas, and countless other beautiful forms of life. They need our help for a bright future and I think we could use some moral boost by doing good for the world we so often harm, which is why I’ve decided to participate in the WCS Run for the Wild at the Bronx Zoo on April 29.

I care about protecting life that helps support us, and I hope you do, too. The money I raise will help fund WCS’s critical work to save wildlife around the globe.

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 to hear but WCS is working to set the stage for a renaissance of nature. 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!

I want to help, which is why I’m running in the WCS Run for the Wild at the Bronx Zoo on April 29th. The 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.

WCS has the reach and the expertise to make a difference, but the organization needs our help to make that protection a reality. That’s where you and I come in.

With your support, I hope to raise my target of $500. Even $10 would make a big difference for gorillas!

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!

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