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Great Green Macaw - Maquenque Private National Park Conservation Project
The Great Green Macaw is one of the target species of the Mesoamerican Biological Corridor, and one of the several crucial species that the proposed Maquenque National Park intends to save. However, as long as Maquenque NP in Northern Costa Rica remains only a plan, there is no hope for the long–term survival of this majestic bird, the incredibly valuable natural habitat, or for any sustainable social development in the entire region. WANT and our affiliated NGOs have been active players in the conservation of the region for nearly a decade now. We are currently financing some of the immediate works that are imperative for the survival of the small remaining Great Green Macaw population (50 breeding pairs) in the area, such as constructing nest boxes. However, efforts thus far are not enough to save these rich lowland rainforests and their inhabitants, and develop sustainable eco-tourism in the region. WANT has determined conservation of this region can only effectively be implemented by establishing Maquenque Private National Park. With a visitor and exhibition center, lodging and an extensive trail system, Maquenque will become a pioneer in private park protection and conservation, while still providing full access for the general public and scientific research. Our grand goal is to purchase and unify approximately 40,000 ha of primary and secondary forests, and ensure that the land use, conservation measures, and development are unified for a common purpose: the long-term survival of this unique biome. The designation of Maquenque will serve to protect such a valuable parcel of land and to remain home to thousands of rare, important, and endangered organisms. At WANT we are doing all we can to make sure help protect such a crucial piece of our biosphere, but we can’t do it without your help. Please donate now or click on the arrow for more information. >>>

Endangered Species Sanctuary
The Endangered Species Sanctuary is a modern-technology single building that will save 60 amphibian and 24 bird species from extinction. The world is full of critically endangered bird and amphibian species, and for many, captive management is the only way to guarantee their short-term survival. This is particularly true and urgent for hundreds of frog and other amphibian species, whose entire populations have been, and are expected to continue to be, wiped out in just a few short years, due to the rampant spread of a chytrid fungus. The Endangered Species Sanctuary will not only serve as an “ark” for saving such a large number of critical endangered species, but it will also be a research and educational institution promoting worldwide conservation. In its many offices, scientists work for long-term solutions for the survival of the target species, and develop multi-faceted approaches for conserving their natural habitat, securing their eventual reintroduction. The building will also host a comprehensive library, Internet facilities, restaurant and gift shop, and six conference rooms for a variety of events. The Endangered Species Sanctuary will be constructed with the latest green energy technologies and will be LEED certified. Currently we are in the process of searching for a location where The Endangered Species Sanctuary can provide the greatest access for the general public’s use. If you know of a location you think would be perfect, please let us know! We are also looking for volunteers worldwide who will promote this cause by helping to raise the necessary funds for construction and operation. Or, you can show your support immediately by donating, and becoming a part of this incredible conservation project today! Save species: donate now! Click on the arrows for additional information. >>>

The Dream Sport of Africa
WANT Expeditions - Wildlife And Nature Travel is the world leader in highly personalized, conservation-oriented travel, connecting travelers, adventures, photographers, and conservationists from all over the world through expeditions to see the most amazing natural phenomena that exist on our planet. In order to create the most authentic travel experiences, we work hand and hand to empower the communities we visit to ensure that they benefit as much, if not more, from our visits as we do. For this very reason, we have decided to partner with the Utopia Foundation, so that we can bring 200 soccer uniforms to countries like Uganda, Ghana and Sao Tome, in addition to over 100 soccer balls that have already been collected. If you watched any part of the 2010 World Cup, it was easy to see how cherished this past time is throughout the African continent, and how a simple game of soccer, or football, as it is known outside of the US, brings hope and life to those most in need.

Over the past year, as we visited with communities all over the world, we closely listened to the needs of the people, and what THEY wanted most to improve their quality of life. From children's mouths, hands, eyes, and feet, the result was an audible cry for something that would give them a time and space to truly be children and forget the harsh realities and troubles of their world, like whether they'll eat more than once, if at all that day. >>>