The Nature Conservancy Announces Last-Minute Green Gift Options for the 2011 Holiday Season

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This holiday season, The Nature Conservancy is encouraging consumers to shop online for eco-friendly holiday gifts that will help to protect and preserve some of the world's most precious landscapes.

The Conservancy's green gift offerings for the 2011 holiday season include opportunities to Adopt an Acre® of periled habitat, help protect Palau’s stunning coral reefs, plant a billion trees in South America's Atlantic Forest and many more unique holiday gifts of nature.

Gifts of any value will include a detailed letter sent your gift recipient, updates on conservation projects straight from the region and a personalized certificate commemorating your generosity. You can also announce your gift by e-card on any day you choose.

But most importantly, these gifts will support conservation programs around the globe, including:

Plant a Billion Trees
The Atlantic Forest is one of the most critically threatened ecosystems on Earth. Encompassing eastern Brazil, northern Argentina, and eastern Paraguay, the Atlantic Forest rivals the Amazon in its diversity of woodlands, plants and animals, while providing water for 70 percent of Brazil's population. Despite this wealth of biodiversity, waves of development have deposited 11 major cities and more than 120 million people here, reducing the forest to only 7 percent of its original size, much in isolated fragments.

Adopt a Coral Reef
Coral reefs are some of the most biodiverse and wondrous places in the world-- and they need our help. If the present rate of destruction continues, 70% of the world's coral reefs will be destroyed by the year 2050. A gift to Adopt a Coral Reef program will support efforts to conserve these fragile habitats in Palau, the Dominican Republic, the Bahamas and Papua New Guinea.

Adopt an Acre®
An Adopt an Acre® gift directly contributes to The Nature Conservancy's on-the-ground conservation work. Areas up for adoption include:

  • Australia's Gondwana Link
  • Costa Rica's Osa Peninsula
  • The Grasslands and Savannas of Africa
  • The United States Northern Rockies
  • The United States Appalachians
  • The United States Las Californias
  • The United States Southern Coastal Plain Forests
  • Make a Symbolic Adoption to State or Country

Finally, for those who prefer to give a gift they can wrap, The Nature Conservancy Marketplace offers a number of unique items at a variety of prices, from high-style birdhouses to handmade Bolivian hammocks, as well as Nature Conservancy apparel for the whole family.

The Nature Conservancy is a leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people. The Conservancy and its more than 1 million members have protected nearly 120 million acres worldwide.


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