14 November 2011 Got 5 Seconds & 5 Bucks to Save Something Wild? Posted by: Defenders of Wildlife | Leave a comment | Share: Defenders can’t thank our supporters enough for everything you do to help us fight to protect threatened and endangered wildlife. Your donations of time, money, and effort make it all possible. We also recognize that, these days, it can be a lot harder for many to find that time, money, and effort. But did you know there’s a quick, affordable, and convenient option that can still let you make a real difference to the wild animals and special places we all care about so much? Text SSW to 90999 to make a $5 donation and help save something wild. That’s all there is to it! The donation will be added to your mobile carrier’s bill, and you don’t need to fill out any forms or dig out your credit card to find the number. The Value of Five Dollars Every contribution you make—even five dollars—will help Defenders fight to protect wildlife on the ground, in the courts, and in government offices. Here are some examples of the great successes our supporters have already helped us achieve this year! Last summer, Defenders’ Jonathan Proctor and Lacy Gray spent time in Wyoming’s Thunder Basin, helping to relocate prairie dogs to an area where they would be free from poisoning. Just a few weeks ago, polar bears received positive court rulings from two cases Defenders was directly involved with: one involving the regulation of greenhouse gas emissions and the other involving trophy hunting. From mobilizing our supporters to write to their lawmakers to working directly with state and federal government officials on policies affecting wildlife, Defenders has been instrumental in several legislative successes this year. For example: Banning the shark fin trade in California, passing a pioneering wolf coexistence and compensation law in Oregon, removing the horrible “extinction rider” from a must-pass Congressional funding bill. We have many more battles to fight to protect our treasured wildlife. And now with just 5 seconds and 5 bucks, YOU can help us win! $5.00 donation to Defenders of Wildlife will appear on your wireless bill. Message and Data Rates May Apply. Text HELP to 90999 for HELP. www.mGive.org/T. Post Your Comment Click here to cancel reply. Name (required) Mail (required) (will not be published) You May also be interested in A Field Day with Gopher Tortoises Our Florida staff members spent a field day at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve to learn more about the reproductive and burrowing habits of gopher tortoises. Wolves are even more socially complex than we thought… In order to survive, wolves form cooperative groups known as packs, and these pack members hunt together, rear pups together, and compete against other wolf packs for food and territory. Loggerhead Sea Turtles Catch a Wave Just in time for the egg-laying season of female loggerhead sea turtles, the federal government has designated critical habitat nesting areas in the Northwest Atlantic.