Archive | December, 2009

Tis the Season of Giving

17 Dec

This year Desert Whale Jojoba Company donated to 4 of the World Wildlife Fund’s priority places:

polar bear
The Arctic
The World Wildlife Fund has helped achieve a ban on commercial fishing in nearly 200,000 square miles of Alaska’s Chukchi and Beaufort seas to allow time for a detailed study on the impact of fishing and other harmful activities.
Endangered Species:
Polar Bear, Arctic Hare, Fur Seals, Walruses, Northern Whales, Arctic Fox
WWF provided the scientific research and expertise to influence the Russian government to create a new nature sanctuary for the endangered Amur Leopard.  The new sanctuary will join two small protected areas into one and provide new hope for the remaining 30 Amur Leopards.
Endangered Species:
Amur Leopard, Siberian Taimen, Przewalski’s Horse, Amur Tigers, Oriental White Storks


Borneo and Sumatra
The World Wildlife Fund and the Indonesian Government have committed to protecting the forests and critical ecosystems of Sumatra.   The WWF is working in Sumatra to help implement the political commitment to protect what remains of the island’s species, rich forests and critical areas. 
Endangered Species:
Pygmy Elephant, Clouded Leopard, Tarsier, Orangutans, Rhinos, Gibbons, River Dolphins
2010: Year of the Tiger
Today tigers are confined to 7% of their historic habitat and their numbers have shrunk from 100,000 a century ago to 4,000 today.  The WWF is combating this through advanced science and technical studies, partnerships with governments, and putting a stop to illegal tiger trading.
Endangered Species:
Amur Tiger, Bengal Tiger, Indocinese Tiger, Malayan Tiger, South China Tiger, Sumatran Tiger

This holiday season, Desert Whale donated the WWF plush animals and adoption certificates to Toys for Tots.