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    Re: Endangered animal adoption program

    Susan Hoffman (shoffman@teal.csn.org)
    Mon, 14 Apr 1997 13:32:08 -0500

    >My E.S.L. elementary school students are having a fundraiser to adopt an
    >endangered animal by making a donation. Do you know any web sites that
    >have this kind of program? Also, how do I find out if our money will
    >actually help the animals and if the programs are legitimate?
    >Thank you.
    >B.C., Canada


    The manatee migration with Journey North can connect you to Save
    the Manatee Club and many different "adopt a manatees" to choose from. My
    class chose "Crazy Nick" because he went north when the other manatees
    migrated south. They could relate. Anyway, we got a picture of Nick and a
    biography. The group does seem to be making a difference, and I believe
    our money is being well spent. There is a pie graph in their membership
    handbook with the breakdown of how they spend their money. In addition,
    we're learning about an animal that lives far from us and in a completely
    different environment. (We live at 9,000 ft. elevation in Colorado.)
    We're writing reports about manatees, and learning about how to help this
    not yet endangered species. I know there is also an adopt a wolf program,
    but I'd have to "fish" the net a bit to find it. Good luck. Susan

    Susan Hoffman
    Crested Butte, CO