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Maasai Wilderness Conservation

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BENEFITING: Maasai Wilderness Conservation

ORGANIZER: Edward

THE STORY:

Edward Norton wrote -

 

The Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust is a fantastic organization that, to me, represents the cutting edge of the effort we need to all make to bring human needs and environmental sustainability into harmony with each other.  

MWCT works to protect the legendary ecosystems and astounding wildlife of East Africa through conservation programs that directly benefit local Maasai communities....and what I love about MWCT and think makes it really important is that they're showing that it doesn't have to be Nature vs People anymore.

I can see why people would say, “Why work on something so far from home in such an exotic and remote place?” or “What do the Maasai people and African wildlife and wilderness have to do with our lives and our challenges?”

My answer is that every day we learn more about how interconnected the natural systems on the planet are and recognize even more clearly that we all rely on healthy ecosystems to support our lives...even ones that are far away from where we live.   Figuring out how poor people in developing countries can thrive and grow without destroying some of the world's most important natural resources is going to be one of the great challenges of the 21st Century.

You can read in detail about everything the Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust does just by clicking here.

I think this is our generation's greatest challenge...I really do.  And I believe that supporting this effort will tune you in to the details of how that challenge is going to actually be met.

If you join the team and contribute what you can, I give you my personal commitment that we'll stay in close touch with updates from me and the rest of the team, let you know about fun contests and prizes for our supporters and as we build out our new website with help from our friends at Google Earth you'll be able to track the impact of your support in really fun, direct way.

Thanks so much

Edward Norton

PS:  If you want to take the trip of a lifetime to safari in the Green Hills of Africa and meet our amazing Maasai partners just check out -  www.maasai.com

Email Luca and tell him I sent you and you'll get a special direct discount, If you want to get off the tourist loop like I always do and have a safari that's a real experience of being alone in wilderness with people from this amazing culture...this is the place to go.  One of the most amazing places I've been in the world.  And you can see first-hand the great effort that you're supporting and meet the actual people making it happen.

The Team: $2,600 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Edward Norton

Amount Raised:

$1,700

 

68% Raised of $2,500 Goal

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Kari-Ann Aga Kvestad

Amount Raised:

$300

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Christie Lippart

Amount Raised:

$200

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Jaime Haughey

Amount Raised:

$160

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Amanda Darby

Amount Raised:

$100

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Sarah Lewis

Amount Raised:

$50

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Larry White

Amount Raised:

$50

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Cissy Lee

Amount Raised:

$40

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