Need another stocking stuffer or easy gift idea for someone who cares about wildlife and the planet? Consider getting them an animal "adoption" or other sponsorship to help protect our world.
Some ideas include a gift that helps defend wild manatees ($25, 800-432-5646), tigers (starting at $25) or wolves (starting at $25). Or "adopt" a rescued zoo or circus elephant at Tennessee's The Elephant Sanctuary).
The Nature Conservancy also has great options to give a gift membership, adopt an acre of rainforest in Costa Rica, or sponsor a coral reef. A variety of price points are available to suit every budget.
Check out Mercy Corps, which provides aid and sustainable development to areas devastated by war or disasters. Or donate to the Betsy Lydon Fund, a cash award handed out by Slow Food USA to preserve family farms and biodiversity. Call 718-260-8000 for more information.
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