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Maasai Wilderness Conservation's Fundraiser:

Team MWCT NYC Marathon 2013

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September 30, 2013

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THE STORY:

The Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust (MWCT) works to protect the legendary ecosystems and astounding biodiversity of East Africa through conservation that directly benefits local Maasai communities.

The world increasingly relies on many traditional communities like the Maasai to protect the ecological treasures that exist within the land that they own. But the incredible wilderness and wildlife of Africa's grasslands and the famous culture of the Maasai people both face daunting threats to their long-term survival. The fate of both rests with the Maasai themselves as they work to figure out how to benefit from their incredible natural resources while preserving them.

That's what MWCT is all about...a pioneering partnership between professional conservationists and dynamic young Maasai leaders to show that the Maasai community can thrive, not just survive, by managing their ecosystem wisely.

MWCT's efforts are focused on the Maasai communities and landscapes of Kenya’s Chyulu Hills, within the world-famous Amboseli-Tsavo Ecosystem. This is Hemingway's "Green Hills of Africa", deep cloud forests on hills over the savannah teeming with wildlife and Mt. Kilimanjaro rising out of the plains. The Maasai communities of this area own all of the land between the protected National Parks and within their land lie critical wildlife migration corridors and habitat reserves, forests that are carbon sinks and rivers and springs that supply the fresh water not only to this ecosystem but to more than 7 million people in Kenya, including the 2nd largest city.

MWCT funds and operates programs that promote sustainable economic benefits from conserving this ecosystem. Lease payments for conservancy zones, carbon credits, payments for watershed protection, sustainable eco-tourism, wildlife monitoring and security, conservation and tourism employment...these are just some of the ways the organization is creating a cutting edge model of successful community-based conservation. And these benefits go where the community needs them most: Education and Health programs.

To read in more detail about MWCT's work, click here to see our full brochure. 

And we need your help! Lions, elephants, great herds of antelopes...and the Maasai. These are treasures the whole world cherishes.

Asante Sana

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To This Fundraiser

$100,912

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  • Jane Chmielinski

    $100

  • Susan Bemis

    $25

  • Cam Dunnet

    $50

  • Kay

    $20

  • B Ray

    $100

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    $200

  • Interbrand

    $500

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    $500

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    $100

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    $40

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    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Noreen Cheleden

    $25

  • Katie Soares

    $25

  • Blitz Samaritano

    $25

  • Modo yoga int'l

    $108

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  • Kevin Barry

    $50

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    $100

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  • claire & bob

    $50

  • Mary Griffith

    $25

  • Pam Peace

    $100

  • Cara Oechslein

    $20

  • Debbie Davison

    $25

  • Micah MacDonald

    $27

  • Dana & Jerry Marinzel

    $25

  • Ward Family

    $25

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  • Christine Eisel

    $45

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    $30

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    $100

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    $500

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    $100

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    $25

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    $15

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    $30

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    $25

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    $100

  • Shanti Kim Kandasamy

    $100

  • Ellen Parnett

    $50

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    $100

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    $100

  • Netty's Famous Ice Cream and Chilidogs

    $25

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    $100

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  • Kara Doherty

    $100

  • Andy Miccolis

    $20

  • Molly Smith Koch

    $50

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    $50

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    $100

  • Mike, Lil, Ted, Sofia Rose and Avery Theodorou

    $50

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    $100

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  • Winnie and Michael

    $20

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    $30

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    $50

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    $20

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    $30

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    $30

  • Lindsey & Lance Limbaugh

    $10

  • Yuriy Nayer

    $25

  • Jennifer and Zach

     

  • EI

    $100

  • David & Nancy Boschwitz

    $2,000

  • Amit Prothi

    $25

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    $10

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    $40

  • rick beispel

    $100

  • Silvana Tropea

    $50

  • Jennifer Liu & Brett Swick

    $50

  • Melissa Leible

    $25

  • Willow Stroup

     

  • James Purefoy

    $100

  • Joshua-Michael Kiggins

    $30

  • Modo Yoga NYC

    $2,500

  • Anonymous

    $800

  • Sam and Lillian Hill

    $100

  • Ginny Dyson

    $150

  • I Owe You, Inc.

     

  • Anonymous

    $685

  • Jim and Lise Van Brunt

    $50

  • AECOM

    $605

  • Antony Hastings

    $100

  • Moksha Yoga Montréal & Modo NYC

    $2,500

  • Anonymous

    $250

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    $77

  • Sarah

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $250

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    $250

  • Michael Beck

    $100

  • Andy Lee

    $10

  • Kako

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The Team: $100,912 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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$5,000

 

100% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Kako

Kako

DONATION: $50

Happy Valentine to Massai young people! 3 years ago

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Andy Lee

DONATION: $10

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Michael Beck

Michael Beck

DONATION: $100

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Anonymous

DONATION: $250

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Anonymous

DONATION: $250

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Sarah

Sarah

DONATION: $10

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Anonymous

Anonymous

DONATION: $77

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Anonymous

Anonymous

DONATION: $250

3 years ago

Moksha Yoga Montréal & Modo NYC

Moksha Yoga Montréal & Modo NYC

DONATION: $2,500

Our October pay-by-donation Friday night Karma classes raised money for this charity! 3 years ago

Antony Hastings

Antony Hastings

DONATION: $100

3 years ago