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Countdown to Earth Day 2017!

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From 1970 to 2020, our planet will have lost 2 out of 3 of all of its wild vertebrate inhabitants.

http://www.cnn.com/2016/10/26/world/wild-animals-disappear-report-wwf/

“Vertebrate” is a very scientific work meaning all mammals , birds, amphibians and fish. That’s a loss of 67% of all wild animals, in a span of only 50 years! This disturbing trend in loss of species is also known as the “Sixth Extinction.” Causes include poaching, habitat destruction, climate change and unsustainable agriculture and fishing practices.

Do we really want to leave a world to our future generations barren of…

What can WE do?  It’s not tool late, there is hope! And YOU can help.
Like most of you reading this, we at The Race Against Extinction are neither scientists nor billionaire philanthropists.
However, The Race Against Extinction’s goal is to help empower ordinary everyday individuals help preserve our natural world.
The Race Against Extinction is a nonprofit corporation that was created to help increase awareness for the need to protect our planet’s biodiversity and to raise funds for nonprofit international conservation organizations and perhaps as importantly – have fun while doing it!
We have organized several events in which you can participate in order to do something positive this Earth Day and help preserve our natural world. No one at The Race Against Extinction is paid.  We try to maximize the impact of all of our events so that the wildlife conservation organizations we work with get the most support as is possible.
If you have any questions please contact us.
Thank you and we hope that you will help us all survive The Race Against Extinction together!
-The Race Against Extinction Team
Learn more about us! https://www.worldwildlife.org/magazine/issues/summer-2016/articles/jeff-neterval-on-giving-people-a-way-to-make-a-difference

Welcome to the Race Against Extinction!

Born to be Wild? Passionate about preserving what is Wild or what remains of our planet’s wilderness?

Make a positive impact this Earth Day! Join us at one of our races or from anywhere in the world!

Earth Day 5K – Boston, MA

Earth Day 5K – Chicago, IL

World Wide Activity Challenge – Anywhere

The Race Against Extinction Earth Day Challenge is located anywhere and wherever you decide to run, walk, bike, hike, paddle, blade, walk your dog or whatever you want to do outdoors to honor Mother Nature and help us collectively accumulate 25,000 miles and raise $25,000 to benefit our wildlife conservation partners including World Wildlife Fund.

Earth Day Challenge Tracker

Last year we exceeded our goal of $10,000, raising $15,260! This year, we plan to run, swim, and bike our way to $25,000!

$6300 and Counting!

Follow our overall progress towards the $25,000 goal via the “Earth Day Challenge Tracker”  to help our polar bears visit all seven continents and get back home safely!

 

Our Partner and this Year’s Exclusive Charitable Beneficiary

World Wildlife Fund

If you would like to learn more about our exclusive race charity beneficiary World Wildlife Fund and the great work they are doing please visit WWF here.

Would you like to do more to raise awareness and funds for their great work?  Then please set up a Panda Nation Page by clicking here or copying and pasting this link into your browser: http://wwf.worldwildlife.org/site/PageServer?pagename=panda_nation_rae

And if you have any questions on setting up your Panda Nation Page or anything else related to your Panda Nation Page or fundraising for WWF please contact our friends at WWF via email at pandanation@wwfus.org

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