The holidays are fast approaching and consumers are looking for gifts they can feel good about giving.
The African Wildlife Foundation has a great adoption program where you're not just giving a present, you're giving the gift of protecting some of our planet's most precious animals.
Golden lions resting in the afternoon sun. giraffe, impala, and zebra gathering in the cool evening at their favorite watering hole. They all need land to survive. But too many of the savannahs, forests, and wetlands these animals depend on are under threat-plowed for new settlements, cleared by commercial loggers, and drained for development.
Is there anything you can do to help? You bet. By taking advantage of one of the gift-giving options below, you can make this holiday season truly meaningful for anyone who cares about Africa and the wildlife we all strive to protect.
You can help protect Africa's lions, gorillas, elephants, and other imperiled species while finding the perfect gift for everyone on your gift list. At AWF's Wildlife Adoption Center, you have the option of selecting an entire family of animals for $75, or just an individual for $25.
Maybe a child on your gift list would be captivated by the story of Leperit, the Grevy's zebra who was rescued by two Samburu boys when he was just six months old. A giraffe named Kakuda and a lioness called Auntie Botlhe have equally interesting histories. And there are several new species in AWF's Wildlife Adoption Center this year, including Loli the leopard and a warthog named Wally.
For each symbolic adoption, your gift recipient will receive a plush toy representing the species you have chosen, a Certificate of Adoption suitable for framing, a photo fact sheet on the species, and a year's membership in AWF, including a subscription to our quarterly newsletter.
You can even let your gift recipients select the animals that best capture their imaginations when you give them a Wildlife Adoption Center Gift Certificate!
A gift adoption is fast and easy. Visit our online Adoption Center at www.awf.org/adopt or phone toll-free 1-800-901-2779.
We also have great stocking stuffers and African-made products and books at www.awf.org/store.
Whichever option is most convenient for you, we hope you'll take advantage of this special opportunity to help protect some of Africa's most magnificent wildlife and the habitats they need to survive.
The Daily Green Citizen Journalist
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