We strongly feel it is up to us, to you and me, to make the wise choices today that will alter the shape of our natural world for all generations to come.
Austin, TX (PRWEB) May 11, 2010
Today, a fresh new perspective in conservation initiatives is unveiled with the launch of the NOAH Nature Alliance (NOAH) website. This provides a much needed, singular resource for donors and a tool for conservation groups. NOAH's mission seeks to increase awareness of the many worthy efforts taking place around the globe, often in obscurity, while promoting the protection of wild species and the balanced ecosystems upon which they, and all life depend.
Based in San Antonio, Texas, NOAH Nature Alliance is an unbiased and unaffiliated 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded by Charlene deJori, the late Cheryl Schorp, former publishers of Ocean Realm magazine, and Colleen Cassady. Initially conceived by the publishers, NOAH was inspired by their experience as active lifelong conservationists and their firsthand view of habitat destruction and its effect on the people and wildlife in the areas they had come to love through their years of travel and work. "We strongly feel it is up to us, to you and me, to make the wise choices today that will alter the shape of our natural world for all generations to come" says co-founder Charlene deJori.
NOAH will increase the visibility of current conservation initiatives taking place around the globe by providing the most effective of them with a NOAH listing: a content-rich web presence that facilitates donation processing and can be self-created and self-administered.
"NOAH appeals to different groups for different reasons" notes co-founder Colleen Cassady, "For groups outside of the US who do not have a 501(c)(3), it facilitates capturing US donors. For smaller initiatives, a no-cost web presence is appealing. And for larger established groups, additional visibility is the draw. The goal is to effectively aid our Partners in their efforts. We truly consider NOAH to be a collaborative effort."
Both founding partners recently traveled to Costa Rica to meet conservationists in the field doing the work and to introduce NOAH to potential Partners. They traversed the small, biogeographically diverse country, meeting along the way with conservation organizations and some the world's most respected leaders in conservation including Dr. Dan Janzen of Area de Conservación Guanacaste and Álvaro Ugalde, "Father" of the Costa Rican National Park system. NOAH was enthusiastically embraced by every group with whom they met.
Pre-launch NOAH Partners include: Polar Bears International, Area de Conservación Guanacaste, The World Parrot Trust, Caribbean Conservation Corporation, Galapagos Conservancy, Cheetah Conservation Fund, Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund, Osa Wildlife Sanctuary, Aviarios del Caribe Sloth Sanctuary, Global Tiger Patrol, Proyecto Asis, Las Pumas Rescue Shelter, and ARCAS.
By giving a concerned public insight and direct access to the world's most worthy and effective conservation groups working to preserve Earth's dwindling biodiversity, NOAH's co-founders hope to educate, create broad ongoing support for and highlight the urgency of investing in the future of life on earth today.
Charlene deJori, Co-founder
Colleen Cassady, Co-founder
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