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January 29, 2001
ECOLOGYFUND.COM JOINS EUROPE's LARGEST CONSERVATION ORGANIZATION IN EFFORT to PROTECT RARE SCOTLAND HABITAT
Internet Users Click to Protect Rare Scotland Habitat with Europe's Largest Conservation Organization, and Develop Blight-Resistant American Chestnut Trees in Eastern U.S.
Ann Arbor, MI (January 29, 2001) - EcologyFund.com (http://www.EcologyFund.com), a leading click-to-donate Web site, has announced the addition of two projects, one in Scotland and one in Eastern United States, and a new, faster site design. The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) has partnered with EcologyFund to present their project to purchase adjacent land to the existing 21,000 acre Forsinard blanket bog nature preserve in the Flow Country of Caithness and Sutherland, in northern Scotland. The active blanket bog peatlands are globally rare and extremely vital to numerous 'red listed' birds including the golden plover, dunlin, and merlin. The American Chestnut Foundation (TACF) is a non-profit organization that has been working for the past 16 years to breed a blight resistant American chestnut tree. The foundation hopes to make a real impact on the future by returning groves of this majestic tree to eastern U.S. forests within the next 10-15 years. Both projects are displayed on the newly designed EcologyFund Web site, where Internet users can make a free donation of near 2000 square feet everyday.
Non-profit partners of EcologyFund list their projects on the innovative site that will celebrate its year anniversary on February 14, 2001. Users of the site who wish to make a free donation to any or all of the seven projects on EcologyFund simply click on the free donation buttons. Those who click on the Scotland project will donate 4 square feet of land. Those wishing to donate to save the American chestnut tree will follow links to sponsor sites thus earning the funds on behalf of the TACF to plant chestnut seedlings.
"These are exciting times at EcologyFund," EcologyFund founder Tim Kunin says, "We're proud to be working with the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds and the American Chestnut Foundation. Though their efforts are specifically very different, they are both working to preserve irreplaceable resources that we will need for our global eco-system to stay healthy and vital for centuries to come."
About The Scotland Project
About the American Chestnut Foundation
Visitors to EcologyFund raise funds for land trusts by clicking on a "donate" button to see ad banners from site sponsors. The sponsors pay a per-view fee each month to the individual non-profit land preservation groups. One hundred percent of the sponsors' payments go to EcologyFund's non-profit partners. Each visitor currently can save 214 square feet of rainforest and wilderness land a day at no cost by clicking the donate buttons. The new design of EcologyFund, when paired with the recently upgraded server, makes the site easier to navigate and makes donations much quicker and easier.
EcologyFund is proud to currently have nine site sponsors: Novica, CharityMall, FinePrint.com, Café Canopy, Yacumama Lodge, Regis Corporation, University of Leeds, Red Jellyfish.com, and Wine Accents. The Environment News Service is an official partner of EcologyFund.com.
EcologyFund.com founder Tim Kunin is available for interviews: Kunin@EcologyFund.com or 781-461-6161.