10 September 2010 Getting artsy for wildlife Posted by: Elizabeth Kricfalusi | 2 comments | Share: Etsy for Animals (EFA), a group of 600+ independent artists, craftspeople and suppliers that combine their efforts to provide charitable relief to animals, has chosen Defenders of Wildlife as its September charity of the month. Nicole Planchon, who nominated Defenders for the honor and sells her novelty fabric crafts at Etsy’s Brizel 4 the Animals shop, says this on the EFA blog: “I am so thrilled that my nomination won Team EFA September’s Charity of the Month ! I think very highly of Defenders of Wildlife… value their philosophy & mission and most importantly that what they achieve makes a noteworthy and worthwhile historic impact in the realms of animal & wilderness advocacy work.” Team EFA has put together several “treasuries”—collections of 16 items curated around a theme—including one inspired by the Gulf oil disaster. A percentage of the proceeds from the items in the At the Water’s Edge treasury will be donated to Defenders to help us help sea turtles, brown pelicans and other imperiled wildlife. You can find hundreds more beautiful handmade arts and crafts items to benefit Defenders by going to etsy.com and searching on “team efa cotm” (without the parentheses). 2 Responses to “Getting artsy for wildlife” Carol Payne September 10th, 2010 Thanks so much for doing what you do, I hope we will raise lots of funds for the cause this month, I have been enjoying creating my wolf items and have challenged myself to create 30 items in 30 days, had my first sale today, yeah!! Carol from “faeriegood” and “chicadolly” at etsy.com Post Your Comment Click here to cancel reply. Name (required) Mail (required) (will not be published) You May also be interested in Wolf Weekly Wrap- Up California wavering on protection for gray wolves under state law; Defenders of Wildlife featured on the HLN’s Jane Velez-Mitchell show tonight; A close up look at the science: wolf breeding pairs in Idaho; bad bills for Mexican gray wolves in Arizona. The Votes Are In… You voted, and we listened – now the winners of Defenders’ 2014 Photo Contest are here! See if your favorite won, and take a look at some of the amazing runner-ups. We’ve Got to Protect What’s Left of the Sagebrush Sea New research shows that after a fire, the Sagebrush Sea (home to the imperiled greater sage-grouse) could take up to 20 years to fully recover. With other factors already threatening so much of this habitat, what does that mean for the species that call it home?