I want to share links and information about some wonderful organizations I support, in the hope that others may find their work inspirational and decide to become part of something greater. Having become more and more troubled with the brutality done to our planet and those unable to defend themselves, my interests are primarily focused around nature and the environment, though art and culture are always beneficial to humanity and civilization.
The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust – this is an organization dedicated to conservation and protection of African wildlife, especially orphaned baby elephants and rhinos. I fostered a poor blind rhino, Maxwell, an orphan rhino friend of his Solio, and an elephant orphan, Faraja. Previously, I fostered Nyika, who had already suffered a horrible young life, and who subsequently left us to join his elephant mother and family Somewhere in the Great Somewhere. May Nyika Rest in the Peace he could not find in our world. National Geographic had a recent article on their wonderful work. I had the pleasure to meet Dr. Dame Daphne Sheldrick when she powerfully spoke at the American Museum of Natural History to a packed crowd, after which she signed her most recent book Love, Life, and Elephants: An African Love Story.
The Sea Turtle Conservancy – this organization focuses on researching and protecting sea turtles, including several species traceable back to the age of the dinosaurs, in the Caribbean and Atlantic.
I have been a member of New York Public Radio WNYC 93.9 FM and Radio Catskill WJFF 90.5 FM for several years, and believe public radio is a force for good when so much news and information is otherwise too closely linked with corporate profits and their associated politics.