Anyone who has ever watched a brown bear fish, or an elephant wallow in a water hole, or a curious sea lion come face to face with a snorkeler, knows that one of the highlights of eco-travel is close encounters with wildlife in natural settings.
World Wildlife Fund, the planet’s premier conservation organization, does amazing work to help protect the earth’s animals and their threatened habitats. This year marks World Wildlife Fund’s 50th Anniversary, and Natural Habitat Adventures, WWF’s exclusive conservation travel provider, will be doing a lot in 2011 to help the organization celebrate.
To kick things off, NHA is donating $1 for each new “friend” who “likes” the company’s Facebook page between now and the end of January. So be sure you join NHA’s friend network before January 31 by clicking “Like” on its Facebook page, and invite all your friends to do likewise! (Maximum donation is $2,500.)
It’s a simple way for eco-travelers to help protect the planet we love to explore. World Wildlife Fund got its start a half-century ago when a small group of concerned scientists, naturalists, and business and political leaders joined together to save the Earth’s wildlife from extinction. The organization they founded has since grown into the world’s most trusted and longest-running conservation organization.
WWF works in 100 countries and is supported by 1.2 million members in the United States and close to 5 million globally. WWF’s unique way of working combines global reach with a foundation in science, involves action at every level from local to global, and ensures the delivery of innovative solutions that meet the needs of both people and nature. WWF works to preserve the diversity and abundance of life on Earth and the health of ecological systems by:
- protecting natural areas and wild populations of plants and animals, including endangered species;
- promoting sustainable approaches to the use of renewable natural resources; and
- promoting more efficient use of resources and energy and the maximum reduction of pollution.
WWF is committed to reversing the degradation of our planet’s natural environment and to building a future in which human needs are met in harmony with nature.
When WWF wants to share the natural world with its supporters, it turns to Natural Habitat Adventures to provide amazing nature trips. Like WWF, Nat Hab is committed to traveling responsibly in the natural world, revealing its wonders to visitors while at the same time limiting our ecological footprint and working in tandem with local communities to support human needs.
We hope you’ll join the effort to honor 50 years of World Wildlife Fund’s contributions to conservation. All you need to do is look up our nature-travel partner — Natural Habitat Adventures — on Facebook now, and click “Like”! Hurry — this opportunity ends January 31!
Yours in the commitment to conservation,
Feature photo: Kodiak bear fishing for salmon in Alaska’a Katmai National Park. Credit: National Park Service