On the Brink of Extinction

Julie Marks

Los Angeles, United States

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The amazing mission, Toms shoes
has ended. I extended the time of
this challenge to receive more votes from the members of our group.
The winners will be posted in
the forum of our group’s challenges.

The new challenge reflects mind and
many others is to protect and preserve
the world’s wildlife. This photo of a
wild cheetah was photographed
in Kenya and are a part of the country’s
“Big Cat” family that also includes the wild
African lion and leopards. Many noble animals who once freely roamed their natural habitats are sadly decreasing in number and many are on the
brink of extinction. I believe that people need
to become aware of this tragedy. The important mission is to do what we can to stop the forces
of human destruction that are violent
and ignore this global tragedy. Our
species continue to rob the earth of these these majestic and magnificent creatures. I belong to the world wildlife fund and recently received my yearly calendar," wildlife babies." Viewing the innocence,and vulnerability of these precious animals has underscored the urgency of protecting wildlife from the ignorance and
blatant cruelty of our species.

WWF members have stood with us on the front
lines of conservation and have been a major part
of every success we have accomplished in recent
years. The created the first park to safeguard the
amur (Siberian Tiger) in the Russian Far East.
Their extraordinary efforts have saved many
species from extinction. They also have a plan
to rescue Asian rhinos and elephants. WWF is
working with local partners and communities
to protect habitat and control poaching. We
can only face our most powerful weapon, the
help of caring and compassionate peoples of
the world. For five decades WWF’s field staffs have worked tirelessly to reach across
continents to save wildlife and the places
they live.

In the coming year, WWF will face major challenges in their effort to find creative solutions that take into account the needs of people and wildlife alike.

If everyone could make a small contribution,
our support would mean the difference of life
and death for many species that are unable
to thrive and survive as we restore their
natural habitats.

I view our group as an individual and collective healing community that extends beyond our needs. It is critically important that we act to protect our planet and its
majestic wildlife for now and
future generations.

Every year when I look into the eyes of the helpless animals in the WWF calendar,
I imagine what a profound tragedy it would be if
this year’s photographs were our last
reminder of the splendid and magnificent
animals that share our planet.

The challenge for “the healing journey” is to create an artistic statement as a photograph, painting, drawing, digital art, or written piece that communicates the urgency of protecting endangered wildlife and wildlands
around the world. My commitment to
all animals, domestic and wildlife and i
s shaped by my understanding
that addressing long-term conservation in hundreds of active groups can ensure the success of multiple targeted action projects that have saved hundreds of plants and and animal species and preserved millions of acres of habitat on five continents.

I plan to share many photographs of my trip
to Africa as an example of my support of
this important mission. As a member of
“the healing journey”, you can choose
how to represent this crisis in whatever
artistic genre fits this challenge most
effectively for you. Your votes will determine
who will receive one of three gifts:
1. limited edition of four WWF’s tote bags.
2. limited edition umbrella of the WWF’s
image of a Polar Bear
3. a weekend bag set
I will include a photograph of each
gift that is given by the World Wildlife
Fund. The range of donations is from
$12 to $100.00 and less depending
on what is affordable. I usually donate
$52.00 payable to the World Wildlife Fund.

I will donate $16.00 for the three members
who win this challenge and the prizes
that represent the thank-you gifts for our
support of those who are dedicated to
preservation of animals on the brink
of extinction.

To appreciate this image, please view in
large format!

The photo of this beautiful cheetah was taken
in Kenya, Africa.

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