June 25th, 2010 11:38 EST
Lioness Nosieki is Working Hard to Raise Her Cubs
In southern Kenya, lioness Nosieki is working hard to raise her cubs. Unfortunately, some people there are eager to poison her using deadly carbofuran.
It would take just a teaspoon of carbofuran to kill Noseiki. Less would paralyze her for up to a week, leaving her to starve or be eaten by other predators " and her cubs to fend for themselves without a mother.
Please donate now to help us save lions like Nosieki, her cubs and other prides from a terrible death from carbofuran and other threats.
Since last week, Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund has mobilized more than 47,000 caring wildlife supporters to end the use of carbofuran in Africa. But that`s not all we`re doing.
During my recent trip to Africa, I set the foundation for an ambitious new partnership to promote on-the-ground work to save lions like Nosieki. Now we need your help to fund this important work.
For just $100 a month, a Masai lion guardian living in southern Kenya " our new allies to prevent the extinction of lions " can protect big cats like Nosieki and her cubs from carbofuran and other threats. This innovative program turns Masai warriors who are often lion killers into lion guardians.
One powerful example of the difference your donation can make: There have been no lion-related livestock losses (a key source of conflict between the Masai and lions) in an area in Kenya where these lion guardians have been operating. Nearby, where there are no lion guardians, there have been 22.
Help us support these lion guardians and work to prevent the extinction of one of the world`s most beloved big cats.
In just five decades, the number of African lions has declined by more than 95%. Without our help, these amazing and iconic big cats could disappear in the wild by 2020.
We need to raise $50,000 by Monday to help support these vital efforts and other work to save lions and other imperiled wildlife. Please donate whatever you can today to help us meet our goal and save lions like Nosieki and her cubs and other imperiled wildlife from extinction.
This spring, I spent several weeks in Kenya, meeting with the dedicated lion advocates and amazing Masai tribesmen there working to prevent lion extinction. I know for a fact that our support of these lion guardians is some of Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund`s most important new work.
Your donation today will help support these and other efforts to save the lives of lions and other imperiled wildlife. Please make your lion-saving today.
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