At TheJungleStore.com, we love animals of all kinds, from stuffed and plush to real and wild. That's why, this Earth Day, we're asking you to consider supporting a charity that helps protect our animals and their natural habitats. If you're not sure which organization to contribute to, we've listed some ideas for you below!
The Nature Conservancy works to protect the lands and waters that animals (and people) depend on. It's a global organization that has started initiatives and conservation programs to help protect the rain forests, coral reefs, migratory birds and many more! Visit them at Nature.org.
The National Wildlife Federation is America's largest conservation organization, working to protect our nations wildlife and their dwindling habitats. Its website also has a great feature where you can choose a specific cause you want to donate to, including polar bears, endangered seals and creating wildlife corridors. See more at NWF.org.
The Rainforest Action Network organizes environmental campaigns to educate major corporations on ways their practices can be sustainable and more environmentally-friendly while still being profitable. They also aim to educate the public about corporate impact on the environment. Learn about their mission at RAN.org.
The National Audubon Society's mission is "To conserve and restore natural
ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for
the benefit of humanity and the earth's biological diversity." The
society works through grassroots conservation efforts, educational
programs and outreach that helps educate lawmakers, agencies and the
public. See them at Audubon.org.
The National Park Foundation works in partnership with the National Park Services to support the nearly 400 national parks in America, such as Yellowstone, Yosemite, Big Bend and Joshua Tree. The foundation has three areas of focus: conservations and preservation; education; and community engagement. Visit them at NationalParks.org.
The Sierra Club is one of the oldest, and largest, grassroots conservation programs in the country. It works to protect animal habitats and America's waters by focusing on such initiatives as natural gas reform, decreasing dependence on fossil fuels and creating habitats that are resilient against climate change. Learn more at SierraClub.org.
One of the biggest conservation organizations, the WWF has initiatives and programs that span the spectrum. Their currents goals include protecting and restoring species and their habitats, working locally to strengthen communities ability to conserve their natural resources and mobilizing volunteers to support conservation. Visit their website at WorldWildlife.org.