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Team MWCT NYC Marathon 2013

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THE STORY:

Maasai Wilderness Conservation Fund wrote -

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

$3,138

MONEY RAISED
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  • Mark Dyce

    $100

  • Betty and James Yuasa

    $300

  • CHIPOTLE

    $30

  • DiLLeN kLeiGhTON

    $25

  • Modo yoga int'l

    $108

  • Anthony and Ryan Park

     

  • Alyssa Nitchun

    $50

  • Moksha Yoga Montréal & Modo NYC

    $2,500

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126% Raised of $2,500 Goal

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The Team: $100,912 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Team Firefox

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$21,726

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Andrea Sullivan

Amount Raised

$8,338

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Drew Foley

Amount Raised

$5,957

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Missy Nystrom

Amount Raised

$5,700

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Vanessa McMann

Amount Raised

$5,306

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Juan Leon

Amount Raised

$5,228

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Scott Dunn

Amount Raised

$5,125

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Bel StJohn

Amount Raised

$5,000

 

100% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Donor Comments

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! 4 years ago

Alyssa Nitchun

Alyssa Nitchun

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Anthony and Ryan Park

Anthony and Ryan Park

4 years ago

Modo yoga int'l

Modo yoga int'l

DONATION: $108

goooo team Antarctic! 4 years ago

DiLLeN kLeiGhTON

DiLLeN kLeiGhTON

DONATION: $25

gud luk 4 years ago

CHIPOTLE

CHIPOTLE

DONATION: $30

4 years ago

Betty and James Yuasa

Betty and James Yuasa

DONATION: $300

4 years ago

Mark Dyce

Mark Dyce

DONATION: $100

4 years ago