Help the Monarch Butterfly Fund (North America)

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    You might be aware that in Mexico, the oyamel forest reserves in which the Monarchs have been under threat for some years. The Mexican people who live near the forests fell the trees to sell the timber, and also heat their homes and cook with the firewood.

    That’s why the Monarch Butterfly Fund was created a few years ago – between the Mexicans, USA and Canadian organisations fighting for the Monarchs.

    Thanks to the ongoing collaborations with Mexican organisations various workshops have been organised/supported: one workshop to prepare for the reforestation season, teaching sixteen communities how to produce forest trees, and teaching six communities about eco-tourism. A reforestation project is under way in Michoacan and the Summer 2012 newsletter will be released soon.

    The MBF has been chosen as a finalist in GlobalGiving?s Photo Contest in the ?Give Green? category! Voting for the best photo will take place until August 15 and the winner will be awarded a $1,000 bonus to support the organisation’s work and will be featured on the GlobalGiving homepage for a full day.

    A professional photographer hired by GlobalGiving selected that MBF photo to be voted on. Please vote for them by going to this website:

    One vote is allowed per email address so if you have more than one address, it is possible to vote more than once.

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