The Animal of the Month for the the month of April is the Numbat (Myrmecobius fasciatus)! Read below for GIVEAWAY details!
The Numbat is an endangered species of carnivorous marsupial that few know about outside of Australia. Therefore, it becomes that much more important to spread and share awareness. It’s numbers were reduced to just a few hundred in the 1980s, due to habitat clearing, change in fire regime laws, and reduction in population size from being preyed upon by the invasive red fox. It has recently begun a slight recovery, but with a population estimated below 1000 today, it still is in dire need of help.
There is a tremendous organization based in Australia that is working hard to conserve the numbat and its habitat. Their name is Project Numbat. Therefore, to aid them in their fight, giraffeinatree has chosen to sponsor them and their cause to fundraise for the organization. Learn more about the Numbat, Project Numbat, and the Animal of the Month project at http://giraffeinatree.tumblr.com/
WHAT YOU CAN DO
- Share this post to spread the word of animal most have never even heard of. What a terrible thing for a species to go extinct without ever being recognized.
- Click the ad at http://giraffeinatree.tumblr.com/ to contribute about 50 cents to the cause (free of charge to you with no risk of viruses or malware).
- Donate via paypal however much you can. At the end of the day, consider what else you would do with the money you donate; buy a coffee or two? Purchase some music or a video game? Then ask yourself “Can I live without [insert item] in order to donate to a charitable cause?” If you find the answer to that question is yes, then please donate. It helps SO much and I do a little happy dance every time I get an e-mail notification saying someone did so.
- Don’t do nothing. That’s all I ask.
For this month I’ve decided to do a little giveaway (nothing huge) to perhaps inspire people a tad more. First off, there’s a Numbat stuffed animal from Perth, Australia at stake here!
Additionally, I will be giving away the Narnia Two theme code.
Rules for entry for NUMBAT STUFFED ANIMAL:
- All that you have to do is donate via paypal. Every $5 is an additional entry, and a winner will be selected at random. Last month only about 10 people donated, so your chances of winning are very high.
Rules for entry for NARNIA TWO THEME CODE:
- Hate when people do this, but you must be following giraffeinatree. You can also like giraffeinatree on Facebook; it would be nice but not at all necessary.
- Reblog this post.
- Click the ad at http://giraffeinatree.tumblr.com/. This will be verified through your IP address.
- ONE in every FIFTY people will win, so the more notes this has, the more number of people that will win.
Should it be that you are not interested in the theme code or stuffed animal, and you still want to share and donate, feel free. You are not obligated to receive either!
If you don’t win, don’t worry because there will be more to come next month. Thank you all!
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