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Team MWCT Boston Marathon 2013

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January 15, 2013

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BENEFITING: Maasai Wilderness Conservation

ORGANIZER: Maasai Wilderness Conservation

EVENT: 2013 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 15, 2013

Bita Sistani

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. 

$2,256

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $27

  • Darin Layman

    $50

  • Jen Rubinstein

    $50

  • Elham Ansari

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Just Do It

    $50

  • Jill Stevenson

    $30

  • kelly birdwell

     

  • Haleh Taghavi

    $40

  • kenneth

    $100

  • Megan Lewis

     

  • Mitzi Boerger

    $50

  • go bita!

     

  • Brett Miller

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $27

  • Amanda Schoenberg

    $200

  • Jason

    $50

  • Shirin Sistani

    $26

  • Jamshid

    $26

  • Mike Williams

    $30

  • John Votino

    $30

  • Natalie B

     

  • Dr. Won Yoo

    $50

  • mu support

    $40

  • Hamid R

    $50

  • Brian Murphy

    $20

  • Hans Geyer

    $30

  • Eileen Liu

    $20

  • Aravind Ramamoorthy

    $20

  • Richard Jukes

    $50

  • kahn

    $50

  • Leila

    $30

  • Anonymous

    $40

  • Matt Tasto

    $30

  • Cosimo S.

    $100

  • Craig Puder

    $100

  • Farzad Tari

    $50

  • Rowie Regala

     

  • Radhia

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Sherri Eng

     

  • Richard Vu

    $25

  • Barack Obama

    $100

  • Van T

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Emmanuel Madrigal

    $100

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Boston Marathon News on Twitter John Hancock on Facebook Go to the 2013 Boston Marathon Event Page

The Team: $17,270 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Cobi Levy

Amount Raised

$5,350

Fundraiser Title

Sarah Angus

Amount Raised

$5,000

Fundraiser Title

Darrick Kettner

Amount Raised

$3,046

Fundraiser Title

Bita Sistani

Amount Raised

$2,256

Fundraiser Title

Patti Mardell

Amount Raised

$1,608

 

32% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jaime Haughey

Amount Raised

$0

Donor Comments

Emmanuel Madrigal

Emmanuel Madrigal

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Van T

Van T

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

Barack Obama

Barack Obama

DONATION: $100

Bita, you rock! I'm so jealous of all the fun things you get to do. Sure, I have Air Force One and get to meet all the world's leaders but most of them are boring. Not a single one of them could compete with me in a 1-1 basketball game except for that Putin scoundrel. I certainly can't turn my back on him. One of these days I'll ditch the secret service and go for a run with you.....let me know when it is convenient for you. Michelle gives her best and says "you go girl"! Good luck, Barack 5 years ago

Richard Vu

Richard Vu

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

Sherri Eng

Sherri Eng

5 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $20

5 years ago

Radhia

Radhia

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Rowie Regala

Rowie Regala

5 years ago

Farzad Tari

Farzad Tari

DONATION: $50

5 years ago