Dear Ecofund friends, we wish you a happy New Year 2012!
2011 has been our launching year. Ecofund is a community of champions who act in concrete manner to protect our biodiversity. Six months after the launch, our community counts 390 friends from all around the world and is growing steadily.
39 of you have donated EUR 2.500 to the project of our Senegalese champion, Augustin, who wants to protect 32 hectares of a beautiful Casamance forest (equivalent to 64 football fields!). Follow the building of the forest enclosure online.
At present our Mauritanian champion, Sidi, and his association of eco-guides, still need your financial support, which will help to protect migratory birds in the Banc d’Arguin, a natural world heritage in Mauritania. Under the ecoproject section “Updates”, you can learn more about Sidi and his beach cleaning events; and contact him directly!
On our Ecoblog, you find more eco-events, and thanks to our articles, films, and photos, you will discover often little known world of nature. Do not miss extracts from a Book by Marie-Laure de Noray-Dardenne, which takes you on an immersional journey to Sidi’s home in the National Parc Banc d’Arguin.
So, when it comes to find a good idea for a presents and gifts in 2012, be inspiring! Instead of buying the 10th fragrance voucher for your family & friends, make a donation in their name, and we send you the below certificate to offer: with only 5 euros, you can protect a couple of Eurasian Spoonbills on the Banc d’Arguin in Mauritania!
Last but least, in 2011 at the marge of the 17th international conference on climate change COP17 in Durban, Ecofund was awarded the Second Prize in West Africa in the Apps4Africa competition organized by the American Department of State. Apps 4 Africa is a pan-African competition with the goal of promoting creative Web and mobile technical solutions to face local environmental challenges.
Dear friends, in 2012, we will introduce to you new champions, new ecoprojects and new ecopartners. In 2012, we will also launch our geolocalized forum that will give all of you a voice, in order to address climate change challenges in time.
In 2012, let’s continue to spread the word and keep on building our Ecofund community of champions for a green future!
Your Ecofund Team