Grant from prestigious foundation will support SavingSpeciesâ€™ conservation and carbon offset work in Colombia
Online PR News – 31-May-2012 – Durham, NC – Today, Dr. Stuart Pimm, President of SavingSpecies, announced that SavingSpecies received a $5,000 grant from the prestigious Mohamed bin Zayed species conservation Fund, an international foundation based in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Dr. Pimm, who is also Doris Duke Chair of Conservation Ecology at Duke Universityâ€™s Nicholas School of the Environment said, â€śThis generous gift from the Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund demonstrates that foundations recognize Saving Speciesâ€™ science-based conservation work as the most effective and efficient way to both protect spectacular wildlife and combat global warming.â€ť
The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fundâ€™s primary mission is to support initiatives that protect wildlife. The projects it supports promote species conservation across the globe.
The grant will support SavingSpeciesâ€™ conservation work in Colombia, one of the worldâ€™s most biodiverse countries. All SavingSpeciesâ€™ projects restore and preserve habitat for a wide array of wildlife. In Colombia, the SavingSpecies project protects rare and endemic hummingbirds, frogs and orchids. Dr. Pimm said, â€śThere really is a Dracula â€” and itâ€™s a lovely kind of orchid, one of many important species weâ€™re helping to save in Colombia.â€ť Dr. Pimm wrote about the Dracula orchid in one of his National Geographic blog articles.
Dr Pimm emphasizes the role of the grant in helping SavingSpecies to fulfill its mission. â€śI am very grateful to the Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund. This financial support will ensure that our work on behalf of wildlife conservation in Colombia will continue to thrive,â€ť he says.
SavingSpecies, Inc. was founded by senior conservation professionals committed to preventing species extinctions. Preventing species extinctions is SavingSpeciesâ€™ only objective. SavingSpecies scientifically evaluates projects and then provides funding for land purchase via individual donors. SavingSpecies connects local conservation programs to donors, helping donors reduce their carbon footprint. The projects that SavingSpecies supports restore degraded habitats in areas of the worldâ€™s greatest biological richness. SavingSpecies clearly distinguishes all donations for project work from those needed to support administration and operations. SavingSpecies is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization, and all donations to SavingSpecies are tax-deductible.