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 Name (required) Mail (required) (will not be published) You May also be interested in Safety Pens Mean Peace of Mind in Panther Country For Floridians who live alongside Florida panthers, coexistence means finding ways to protect both their beloved pets and these critically endangered cats. Building an enclosure is a great solution, especially for backyard animals. It’s Time to Act for Right Whales Years after they agreed to expand critical habitat for endangered North Atlantic right whales, we’re still waiting on NMFS to follow through. So we took to the courts to get this much-needed protection in place. How Should We Honor Earth Day? America has many worldwide firsts in conservation: we were the first nation to establish a national park, the first to create a national wildlife refuge, the first to approve a law protecting endangered species and the first to create a national day dedicated to conservation, Earth Day. But today, we are experiencing another period of crisis in America’s commitment to conservation. When did conservation become a polarizing political issue, when it has been, for the past century, a defining characteristic of American values and the American spirit?