Valentine’s Day is here, and while you’re preparing to show that special someone how much you care, there are other people who could always use a bit of love—the conservationists all around the world who work tirelessly to protect endangered wildlife. If you’ve got a lot in your heart to give this year, consider donating to conservation groups who are ensuring that future generations can marvel at the amazing wildlife that we all know and love.
WCN’s 100% donation model ensures that 100% of every dollar designated to a specific animal goes directly to our Partners in the field working to protect that animal. So you can give with confidence knowing that your generosity is making the biggest impact possible for your favorite species.
And to drive home this spirit of showing love, here’s a special message from Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, one of the world’s most prominent wildlife advocates:
“I am sure some of you know the feeling of wondering, hoping, that on this special day you would receive a gift or a card from someone you care about. It is a day for thinking about those you love. And I know we all love nature.
“As you all know, our world is in trouble environmentally. We are plundering the finite natural resources of our beautiful planet in a way that is not sustainable and we are polluting air, earth and water. We are destroying forests and other ecosystems, which is one of the main reasons for the alarming rate of extinction of plant and animal species.
“Why am I reminding you of all this on this special day? Because the natural world is desperately hoping for a Valentine’s Day gift from each one of us.
“A traditional gift to a loved one is flowers. But let our gift to nature be to protect her flowers that they may provide nectar for bees and other pollinators. Let us give nature the gift of a tree planted, an animal rescued. On this day make ethical choices in what you buy and what you eat and wear.
“Let us give a Valentine’s Day donation to an organization of our choice that is working to protect nature or one that is working to help animals.
“Let us make this Valentine’s Day truly special by showing how much we love and appreciate the natural world, of which we are a part and on which we depend for our very existence.
“And, of course, show how much you love that special person, or special people, in your life.
“Happy Valentine’s Day!”