I decided to start a new program called “Conservation Past the Archival Print” to increase our conservation efforts. Basically, 15% of all online sales from a portfolio will be donated to a non-profit organization that is involved in conserving habitat or the wildlife featured in that portfolio. For example, our first non-profit organization is The Friends of Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge who will receive 15% of all online sales within the next three months from the Bosque del Apache Portfolio.
The non-profit organizations are chosen very carefully and we partner with the ones that are having the greatest conservation impacts on the wildlife and habitats that need our help so desperately. Friends of Bosque help to protect the critically important habitat for not only Sandhill Cranes, Ross’s Geese, and Snow Geese, but also all the other inhabitants of the refuge. In fact, in May 2007, they successfully purchased the 6,272 foot Chupadera Peak and the surrounding 140 acres and added it to the refuge in New Mexico.
They also provide specific birding information through its website and additionally offers educational events including workshops, programs, seminars, classes and lectures. Please visit their webpage at: http://www.friendsofthebosque.org/
We will add additional non-profits as we begin to build partnerships with them. Conservation is the end and utmost important goal!