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Vote for Ma-Ti the Porcupine

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THE STORY:

“Rodents? Amazing?” you ask. Yes, we are.

Thin-spined porcupines, like myself, are nocturnal and almost entirely arboreal, feeding on leaves. Generally found on the forest edge within the Atlantic Forest or Mata Atlântica, this species is one of 312 mammals that call the Mata Atlântica home. A recent report shows the Atlantic Forest is one of 10 forests that have lost 90% or more of their original habitat. Read more: http://www.conservation.org/newsroom

Seriously, I know I'm not as cute as Mr. Miyagi but I'm interesting and in danger!

CI, has been working from the beginning to protect and preserve species around the world. Every species has a role to play in human health and well-being. Species provide us with clean air and water. They give us food. They regulate our climate. They give us medicines. And they can bring a smile to the faces of billions of people around the world who deal with everyday problems, large and small.

Yet around the world, on land and at sea, species are in trouble. It's estimated that one species goes extinct, on average, every 20 minutes. Human activity, such as habitat destruction and pollution, is largely responsible. And for every species of plant or animal that disappears, we forever lose the unique and sometimes critical benefits that people receive.

Rodents are no different. We have a lot to offer too. Some of us are even kind of cute.

HOW TO HELP

I hope you will join me in fundraising for all of CI's important work from biodiversity protection to climate to cultural services. Each dollar you donate to CI on my fundraising page counts as a vote for me too! Help me be the 'most loved' rodent this Valentine's Day!

Thanks friends of the rodent (and biodiversity)!

- Ma-Ti the Thin-spined Porcupine

P.S. Can anyone guess where my name came from? Add your guesses to my comments section!

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Donor Comments

Cat Cannon

Cat Cannon

DONATION: $10

6 years ago

Patty

Patty

DONATION: $30

Even spiney creatures need love. 6 years ago