The future gives us, in relation to the theme of 'Christmas holidays', at least two positive certainties.
The first certainty: barring major short-term upheavals, Christmas will be celebrated as always for many years to come. Among the social changes that can be observed going backwards along the time line, those relating to "ritual" celebrations are the hardest to change: they often change their origin (for example, a party born for religious reasons will be converted into a 'pagan' party or vice versa ) but the date and revelry remain.
The second certainty is that many animal species that are threatened with extinction today will save themselves and return to repopulate this planet.
You will tell me: what does this second prediction have to do with the Christmas holidays?
The connection is there:
Like every year, for Christmas the WWF offers you the opportunity to give something really important to friends and relatives: the adoptions of an animal species and its entire natural habitat. There are 13 species in the world at risk 'under the WWF's lens': panda, brown bear, polar bear, seal, penguin, dolphin, wolf, tiger, gorilla, elephant, cheetah, lion, orangutan. They can all be adopted and helped to win their battle against the entropic (and human) factors that put them at risk.
What does the gift include
If you decide to give or give yourself an adoption (starting from € 30) you will receive a letter from Fulco Pratesi (Pres.WWF), a card showing the characteristics of the species to be saved, its habitat and what threats it suffers, a personalized certificate valid for one year, the planisphere with the indication of adoptions.
If some friend always prefers a little "fat" next to a gift and is not satisfied with saving the world, you can choose the gift "with plush”(With an extra € 20, which does not even cover the value of the soft toy): alongside the other things, a splendid fluffy“ mascot ”of your chosen species will make your gift more 'objective'.
If, on the other hand, you are among those who pay attention to the point and do not like to consume too much paper (for the benefit of the forests), choose the format adoption digital: lots of extra content for your mobile devices and a letter from Pratesi in an email version :)
The power of the trio
For adoptions of WWF Christmas 2012 it is also possible to make a donation (a little more expensive, 125 €) to save 'groups' of protected species, the trios. In this way it is possible to allocate one's gift to a 'transversal' intervention on various species sharing the same habitat. For example, the polar trio (seal, penguin, polar bear) Asiatic (panda, tiger, orangutan) and others. It is impressive to consider how some species (I am thinking of the lion) are at the top of the food chain and in any case threatened with extinction: the real threat, in their case, is man.
HOW TO DO
- On the page wwf.it/adozioni find the 13 species available;
- Choose the type of adoption: with or without plush, digital or “WWF You” to dedicate to those you love;
- Define if it is a gift for you or others;
- Make the donation;
However you decide to take action, share this initiative on social networks, and do it quickly: by December 20, fast shipments will be assured that will ensure the gift by Christmas. The shipping cost is free (I correct: it is paid by the WWF, better specify). Get busy, the world won't wait for anyone :)
Friends of the future, Click here or call 06.84497500 - WWF Italy Adoption Office. Thank you so much.