In 2008 anthrosketchxch together with support from some of the furry art community banded together and participated to help us raise money for Amphibian conservation. This year, we're repeating the project. In 2009 AnthroSketchXch will be sketching in conservation to help raise money for the Sea World and Busch Gardens Conservation Fund. For more than 40 years, the Anheuser-Busch Adventure Parks have initiated and supported wildlife conservation, research and education efforts at home and around the world. With the introduction of this new private foundation fund, they hope these efforts will rise to unprecedented levels.
Participants in this year's conservation round are being asked to donate a minimum of $5 to the SeaWorld and Busch Gardens Conservation Fund. However, we ask that anyone who see this and can help also send a donation as well. $5 might not seem like much, but when you have 50 people or more donating.. it starts to add up.
A critical part of the Anheuser-Busch Adventure Parks' environmental commitment is the SeaWorld/Busch Gardens Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation Program. Through this program, SeaWorld and Busch Gardens devote around-the-clock, behind-the-scenes and across-the-globe resources and technology to rescue, treat, shelter and release many species of stranded, sick and injured animals. The Anheuser-Busch Adventure Parks rescue, rehabilitate and release more animals than any other organization in the world. Since 1970, the parks have rescued more than 13,000 animals, including several endangered and threatened species - that averages out to about one animal rescue every day for the past 34 years. The main objective of the Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation Program is to return rehabilitated animals to the wild.
If you are a member of the community, you can find the sign-up post here- http://community.livejournal.com/anthrosketchxch/316364.html
If you are not currently a member but would like to apply to become one, please do so here- http://community.livejournal.com/anthrosketchxch/510.html
You can read more about our SeaWorld and Busch Gardens: Sketching in Conservation project here- http://community.livejournal.com/anthrosketchxch/315175.html
Even if you don't sign-up, please donate to our selected conservation group! Their donation page is here- https://www.swbg-conservationfund.org/Scripts/MakeDonation.aspx
(if you're a paypal only type person, we're asking those people to make donations to the Cheetah Conservation Fund here- http://www.cheetah.org/?nd=donate )
PLEASE PLEASE Be sure to show this to your friends and post it on your journals and galleries!!!! Feel free to hotlink the banner as well!! The more people we can make aware of this situation and the more money we can raise to help these creatures the better!