We’re happy to announce that the promotion with WeChat has been extended through the end of the year. This means that The Nature Conservancy will continue to receive $5 from WeChat USA for every new WeChat download and nature_org follow through December 31, 2014, for up to $1 million in support.
This support will go toward projects such as saving the mysterious Yunnan golden monkey found in the remote forests of southwestern China and helping sea turtles make a comeback in the Coral Triangle.
All seven of the world's sea turtle species are threatened or critically endangered.
Each new generation undertakes an arduous journey that ends up depositing its intrepid paddlers back on the beaches where they started. But a variety of threats means that each year yields fewer turtle hatchlings able to undertake that awe-inspiring journey.
The Conservancy and our partners are covering a similarly impressive amount of ground-and ocean-to make sure that sea turtles around the world can continue their flippered migrations for generations to come.
We're leading and assisting with projects that monitor turtles and track their progress. We're protecting beaches in both the Atlantic and the Pacific that are home to some of the world's most important remaining communities of sea turtles.
At the same time, the Conservancy is working with communities of people that have traditionally depended on turtles for food and trade to find new livelihood opportunities that protect turtles and promote economic growth.
Yunnan Golden Monkey
Deep in the remote forests of southwestern China lives the rare and obscure Yunnan golden (or snub-nosed) monkey. Their human-like features have made them the subject of legends in China. But neither their elusiveness nor their human appearance has stopped them from becoming one of the most endangered primates on Earth.
Habitat loss--including deforestation and the removal of dead trees--and illegal hunting have strained a species already struggling to survive in isolated and fragmented populations. There are now fever than 2,000 Yunnan golden moneys in the wild.
The Conservancy and our partners are working to ensure the monkey is getting more protection and impoverished local people are finding that they can make more money through sustainable livelihoods than they ever earned through hunting. We are continuing to learn more about the Yunnan golden monkey and use that research to find ways to keep the money from extinction.
NATURE_ORG ON WECHAT
The Nature Conservancy's WeChat account will be a new destination where users can learn more about the Conservancy's work to benefit nature and people, find ways to get involved and access daily nature photographs and a host of other fun surprises.
Users can follow The Nature Conservancy by adding Nature_org as a contact on WeChat.
Adding The Nature Conservancy as a Contact on WeChat
Add By ID
Tap "Contacts" in the menu bar--> "Add"--> Type the ID "Nature_org" and search to add
Add By QR Code
Tap "Discover"--> "Scan By QR Code" and scan the QR code above
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