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11.26.2007



mod*mom giveaway :: 3 conservation international gift cards $300

i have a degree in environmental science, + as a mother + cancer survivor, i'm very interested in preserving biodiversity, habitats + the environment.
there are many medicinal properties in plants we rely on, new beneficial chemicals are being discovered + developed all the time, + we depend on them to make oxygen from co2. hopefully, we can slow + repair some of the damage we've already done to our forests, oceans, jungles + deserts.

"conservation international's mission is to conserve the earth's living natural heritage, our global biodiversity + to demonstrate that human societies are able to live harmoniously with nature." i looked them up on charity watchdog + they got 4 stars as an efficient charity (for the last 10 years, more than 85% of funds raised go directly to conservation programs).

to enter to win a conservation international gift card, tell me in the comments, which animals + habitats are you most interested in saving?
(include your email address + web url so i can contact you when you win!)
before midnight, monday december 17

by ~mod*mom~ at 26.11.07 ©

56 Comments:

Cool idea! I already gave to them online so I'll let someone else articulate better why they should win (though I'd pick monkeys!).

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11/26/2007 6:34 AM  

monkeys

By Blogger dolls123, at 11/26/2007 6:57 AM  

I think I'd pick the sea turtles, since I've been fortunate enough to see them laying their eggs in Malaysia and in Costa Rica.

dagro1 at aol dot com

By Anonymous dana, at 11/26/2007 7:05 AM  

I'd pick the Phillipine Eagle - only 250 adults left! :(

By Blogger Brooke, at 11/26/2007 7:13 AM  

Whales and gorillas! Though it's incredibly sad that there are so many to choose from. I hope we can get it together here.

suealex AT gmail DOT com

By Blogger suealex, at 11/26/2007 7:37 AM  

The whales and their birthing grounds. These creatures are so majestic!

thegillesfamily@gmail.com

By Blogger The Gilles Family, at 11/26/2007 8:05 AM  

The sea turtles, definitely. What amazing creatures.

By Blogger Naomi, at 11/26/2007 8:20 AM  

That is a really tough question. So many to choose from! I would pick the Tasmanian Devil. They are dying from a type of commnicable cancer currently. And they aren't cute and cuddly like some animals, so they are more likely to be overlooked.

By Blogger Melissa Markham, at 11/26/2007 9:08 AM  

It has to be Polar Bears. I would hate for my kids to only be able to see them in the zoo (one animal I believe should NEVER be in a zoo since they are so nomadic...)

By Blogger PS, at 11/26/2007 9:18 AM  

Hello, At this point in time, I would say the "Polar Bears!" I am very frightened for their existence. Thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

By Blogger windycindy, at 11/26/2007 9:19 AM  

the rainforest, for sure! i was married in costa rica and was fortunate to visit the rainforest during my honeymoon...it is such a beautiful site with hundreds of amazing animals and birds and lush colors.
j_purpero@hotmail.com

By Blogger lev53211, at 11/26/2007 9:39 AM  

I'd have to go with the penguins, polar bears, and other animals living in icy regions. In addition to those animals being so cute, the glaicers are magnificent -- it would be a shame to lose them.

By Blogger redheadedhowler, at 11/26/2007 9:50 AM  

I've gotta pick polar bears. I make an annual dive into the Atlantic as part of a Special Olympics Polar Bear Plunge and, as such, my house is liberally decorated with Ursus maritima. Global warming affects us all, regardless of whatever lines the power brokers in Washington want to feed us. Watching polar bears, the top of the arctic food chain and arguably the poster child for global warming's effects, die out would be criminal and have long reaching effects on more than just the seal population.

By Blogger zombiedad, at 11/26/2007 10:54 AM  

Those animals that reside in the polar regions would get my vote. Given our current climate issues, they might be some of the first to need help.
Though really, what animal won't need help in the near future?

bebemiqui82 (at) yahoo (dot) com

By Blogger Bebemiqui, at 11/26/2007 1:23 PM  

I am most interested in the lemurs and the tigers

By Blogger nor_lou, at 11/26/2007 1:33 PM  

GREAT GREAT IDEA!!!!! I am an ecologist, so this is the first give away that seems perfect and non-consumer - very refreshing! I am ot sure what my favorite system or organism is, but I certainly think we should take ecosystem responses to conservation....and the biggest enironmental priority right now is mitigating climate change.

By Blogger Claire, at 11/26/2007 1:40 PM  

Are we choosing from the options on the site, or from all the animals and habitats in the world?

From the site, I'd probably choose the freshwater ecosystems because I've seen some of the effects of dams. They all seem like good causes, though. Worldwide, I don't think I can choose - they're all important, and they're all so connected that unless you're talking about preserving a species only in zoos (which I don't think is especially worthwhile) it's hard to draw lines between different issues.

By Blogger ikkinlala, at 11/26/2007 2:18 PM  

I'd love to contribute in saving the Argan trees in Morocco. Has anyone hear of them? Their fruits oil is wonderful, it's used for various cosmetic purposes.

By Anonymous Mary_Freebies, at 11/26/2007 2:41 PM  

The animals in the Rainforest and the Rainforest. There is too much logging there.


blogged ya: http://laurawilliamsmusings.blogspot.com/2007/11/monday-edition-of-contests-galore_26.html

By Blogger Laura @ Laura Williams' Musings, at 11/26/2007 3:30 PM  

This is so awesome of you mod*mom. So very cool.

Personally I hate having to pick and choose between which species to save considering they were all here first. That said, I'm worried about what's about to happen to the Galapagos with all the development and industrialization. And of course the rainforests continue to be a concern for any number of reasons.

By Blogger Mom101, at 11/26/2007 4:24 PM  

Hmm. That is tough, because you want to save them all, but if I have to choose... I will choose polar bears, because they were my favorite at the zoo!

By Blogger Monique, at 11/26/2007 5:38 PM  

I would chose to donate $250 of it to the Preserving Whales Birthing Grounds as I just adore Whales and have been a member of Save the Whales for years. Also, on my honeymoon we saw the whales in Hawaii and it is really something to see sometime in your life. Just amazing.

In addition, I would donate the other $50 to Help and Eagle Soar. I have a very soft spot for birds and these endangered Philippine Eagles is one of the rarest birds of prey. It is so beautiful with it's wonderful headdress and makes me so sad to think that one day they could be completely diminished from this world.

Thanks for the opportunity.
Kiki B. kberezin(at)gmail(dot)com.

By Blogger Kiki B, at 11/26/2007 5:41 PM  

Heard an interesting interview tonight with the author of A World Without Us. I think I'm concerned about the rainforest because my 8 year old son loves it so.

emilygcraig@hotmail.com

By Blogger Emily, at 11/26/2007 9:01 PM  

i think the rain forests are in real danger and they hold so many species, plus i was able to visit when i lived in Ecuador, beautiful!

By Blogger The Saunders Family, at 11/26/2007 9:09 PM  

The manatees have always been my favorites!

By Blogger Travis & Jenny Kerr, at 11/26/2007 9:25 PM  

Ever since I read Madeleine L'Engle's Troubling a Star, I've been very fond of Antarctica - I would love to preserve the continent and its penguins.

By Blogger Chief Family Officer, at 11/26/2007 9:35 PM  

It's really hard to pick just one, so I'll go with my top 3: sea turtles, tigers & manatee. This is a great giveaway!

Thanks for the chance to win!

Jennifer :-)

By Blogger Jennifer, at 11/26/2007 9:46 PM  

It's really hard to pick just one, but I'd have to say Polar Bears.

By Blogger Helen, at 11/27/2007 3:32 AM  

Oh - I'd love to use this for the humpback whales at the Corumbau Reserve, and it would be a great way to teach my daughter about protecting our earth and it's creatures!

By Blogger c.mwheeler, at 11/27/2007 5:56 AM  

I would love to help the Penguins in Antartica!

By Blogger Bree, at 11/27/2007 7:22 AM  

Tigers, sea turtles, manatees, and the rain forest.

By Blogger CrystalGB, at 11/27/2007 10:13 AM  

I'd like to help the gorillas in Uganda and Congo. The war has really hurt them.

westryg@yahoo.com

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11/27/2007 12:21 PM  

It's gotta be the whales. Ever since I was in elementary school and we collected cans and bottles for the whales I've wanted to help them!

kelli

taureau AT yahoo DOT com

By Blogger melonkelli, at 11/27/2007 2:35 PM  

(I got an error, so I'm terribly sorry if I end up commenting twice!)

I'd choose to put the funds toward the rainforest. It's a haven of so many wonderful flora and fauna that can't be found anywhere else in the world and we're haphazardly destroying it.

What an amazing giveaway.

fireyirishangel99 AT yahoo DOT com
http://fireyirishangel.livejournal.com

By Blogger Danielle, at 11/27/2007 6:32 PM  

I'd really like to help lemurs.

My gmail.com account is treehousejukebox.

By Anonymous Emma, at 11/28/2007 4:32 AM  

There's a great list of 29 animals in Kentucky that I'd like to see have their populations stabilized at: http://animals.about.com/od/onlinecourses/a/esa_kentucky.htm.
If I had to pick two from the list, I would choose the Bald Eagle, as our national bird, and the "Fat Pocketbook" (which is a pearly mussel) although the "Orangefoot Pimpleback" should probably be in there too.

lbraley AT yahoo
http://www.backporchervations.blogspot.com

By Blogger KentuckyGal, at 11/28/2007 5:31 AM  

I have a grad degree in biological anthropology, and spent a lot of time studying the species and habitats(extinct and near-extinct) of Madagascar. I know that this is one of Conservation International's areas of interest.

Jeanie
jfr9@columbia.edu

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11/28/2007 5:50 PM  

To "Preserve a Whale Birthing Ground" sounds really needed but so does all the other causes.... unfortunately :(

By Blogger P-E Fronning, at 11/28/2007 10:54 PM  

Maybe it's because SF is the old skool definition of Bastard, or maybe it's just because I'm a tree hugger...I'm all for saving the Bastard Quiver Tree. And tigers.

By Blogger Ms. Mamma, at 11/29/2007 8:28 AM  

tigers. could you imagine having to tell your kids tigers are extinct now. and rainforests are just so diverse and in need of our help.

edansie@gmail.com

By Blogger Dansie Family, at 11/29/2007 11:12 AM  

I agree with some of the other commenters; it's sad how many animals that is to choose from.

I would choose the lemur; I had my class watch John Cleese's video about them a year ago, and all the kids loved the lemurs!

By Blogger HomeandHearth, at 11/30/2007 2:46 PM  

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By Blogger Blessed2bhome, at 12/02/2007 7:07 AM  

Wow tough decision. I would pick either the tigers, since they are gorgeous and intelligent animals or the whales.

Thanks for giving us the chance to help these beautiful animals!

email: stayinghome @ live.com

By Blogger Blessed2bhome, at 12/02/2007 7:10 AM  

I am most interested in saving the rainforests.

email on blog profile : )

By Blogger Jason and Caryn, at 12/02/2007 10:02 PM  

I love Keep the Freshwater Flowing. So many living things require fresh water, and if it's not around I can't imagine the huge number of living organisms that will perish.

By Blogger heather h, at 12/03/2007 9:20 PM  

When we lived in Mexico and travelled all around we saw a sea turtle come up on land and lay her eggs. It was amazing. That is my pick!

By Blogger Jules, at 12/06/2007 8:28 AM  

Tigers since they're so pretty and in such danger of extinction.

By Blogger cute, at 12/09/2007 11:10 AM  

i'd choose the polar bears - and after seeing the golden compass recently, it reinforces my decision :)

By Blogger Reeva, at 12/09/2007 4:21 PM  

Such a tough choice - the sea turtles and the tigers.

By Blogger Michele, at 12/10/2007 9:17 AM  

Choosing just one was too hard, I couldn't do it. I would save the gorillas, what amazing animals, and the Rainforest. It is so sad that all these animals are endangered.
amygay@gmail.com

By Anonymous Amy, at 12/10/2007 6:33 PM  

I would choose to save the leapords, of course. There's so few and they are some of the most beautiful, fastest cats in the world!

By Blogger dodo, at 12/12/2007 10:51 AM  

I would choose to save the leapords, of course. There's so few and they are some of the most beautiful, fastest cats in the world!

By Blogger dodo, at 12/12/2007 10:51 AM  

This is a really hard choice to make; so I will pick something that I know my kiddos would love to help and that is the "Preserve a Whale Birthing Ground" cause. There are just so many wonderful causes I am glad I stumbled upon this site!
Thanks
www.hectichouse.blogspot.com

By Blogger Holly, at 12/12/2007 8:46 PM  

I can't just decide on one. It is too hard. So many in need. I would have to say climate change reasearch becaue it affects us all.

By Anonymous tonieherbst@yahoo.com, at 12/15/2007 10:16 AM  

Three words: Bastard Quiver Tree. "With a name like 'Bastard', it has to be good." Got to be honest, my first instinct was to pick something with elephants, tigers/leopards/big cats or pandas before even seeing the options, but when I saw the Bastard Quiver Tree, all bets were off. If nothing else, we can't let the name of this tree go extinct.

itskristy at gmail dot com

By Blogger Kristy, at 12/16/2007 8:46 PM  

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