Our habits and practices have led us towards great achievements and advancements in numerous industries. From business and finance, to medicine and engineering, we’ve managed to create great conveniences for our race in just a short amount of time. While we’re constantly growing, changing, and adapting however, the world around us seems to be lagging behind. Animals and natural resources are rapidly decreasing and are taking the brunt brought on by the by-products of our achievements.
Numerous organizations and individuals have taken a stand against big corporations, businesses, and brands that fail to adapt an environmentally conscious way of operation. Countless fundraisers and events have been put into action to help come up with the finances to sustain and support environmental and animal conservation causes. In 2015, we were able to take part in a multitude of different animal conservation fundraisers that didn’t only offer an impressive roster of fun activities, but a practical way of helping animal species in need.
Run for the Wild
Run for the Wild is an annual fundraiser that offers a great deal of fun events and activities for the whole family. This yearly event is spearheaded by the Wildlife Conservation Society and is held in New York City. The main event consists of fun runs with different distances, each with its own designated prize. Other activities include fun games and prizes fit for any member of the family.
Earth in Concert
This animal conservation fundraiser put together the talents of numerous Grammy award winning talents to come up with finances to benefit the Global Wildlife Conservation organization. The event was held in LA last November 11, 2015 and was sponsored by numerous big names in the business industry. The goal was to raise awareness on the current situation of global wildlife and to encourage people to protect the planet in order to sustain animals all over the world.
Wild at Heart
At the Chattanooga Zoo last February 12, 2015, guests were invited to take part of Wild at Heart, a unique Valentine’s celebration with the goal of raising funds and awareness for animal conservation causes. This was a cocktail event that invited lovers and couples to enjoy stunning sights, music created by popular DJs with their mixers, and activities at the zoo such as full access to an open bar, specialty hors d’oevures, guided tours in the specially designed Love Shack, and a close look at the mating habits of the animals at the Chattanooga Zoo.
This event was hosted by Montage Beverly Hills and managed to raise $2.5 million USD for WildAid’s programs for the coming year. The gala was attended by high-profile celebrities, personalities, public figures, and politicians. The night provided live entertainment, delicious dishes, drinks, and hearty conversation all around. Authorities in the world of animal conservation were invited to speak as guests at the event and help spread awareness and encourage support for many struggling species throughout the world. This was one of the many successful animal conservation fundraisers in 2015.