BENEFITING: Maasai Wilderness Conservation
ORGANIZER: Maasai Wilderness Conservation
EVENT DATE: Nov 06, 2011
Maasai Wilderness Conservation Fund wrote -
This year, for the 2011 NYC Marathon, MWCT is thrilled to have 12 official runners commit to raising $6,000 for our cause. You can show your support of their incredible efforts and of our great work by donating to any of the runners on our team.
The money we raise is used 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.
All donations are greatly appreciated.
To donate, choose a runner below, or just click the big orange DONATE button.
Asche`oleing! (Maa for thanks a lot!)