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Date: Fri, 25 Mar 2011 02:00:14
From: World Wildlife Fund <>
Subject: March E-news: Will You Go Beyond Earth Hour?

In this Issue: Go Beyond the Hour | Baby Elephant Photos | Save Conservation Funding | Stop Oil and Gas Drilling

We wish to express our heartfelt sympathy for the people of Japan and send our sincere condolences to those affected by the terrible earthquake and tsunami. All WWF staff in our office in Tokyo are safe and well, and we are working closely with them to ensure they have all the support they need at this difficult time.


This Earth Hour, Go Beyond the Hour

On March 26, 2011, turn off your lights at 8:30 pm local time for Earth Hour to demonstrate your commitment to the one thing that unites us all--the planet. This year, on every continent, countries, businesses, communities and famous landmarks--including New York's Empire State Building and Washington, DC's National Cathedral--will be "switching off." When the lights go back on, we want you to go beyond the hour and think about what you can change in your daily life that will benefit the planet. Join us as we work together to create a better future.

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Baby Elephant Born at Flying Squad Basecamp

Lisa, a female elephant on WWF's Flying Squad in Tesso Nilo National Park, recently gave birth to a male calf at the Flying Squad basecamp in Sumatra, Indonesia. Check out the adorable photos of this little guy and learn about the invaluable service this program provides to the people--and elephants--of the region.


Enter the WWF Photo Caption Contest, and your creative caption could be featured in next month's e-newsletter.

February's Contest Winner:
"I'm not plankton! I'M NOT PLANKTON!"
Tim P., Fishers, Ind.

This month's photo features two tigers playing. Submit your clever caption for this photo!


Looming Deadline to Save Conservation Funding

With your help, we have come a long way in protecting the health of our planet. But there is still work to be done. The proposed budget cuts would be a terrible setback to our decades of progress. Take action today by telling members of Congress and the Obama Administration to defend funding in this year's budget for environmental protection in the U.S. and abroad. We need your support--please take action by April 8th, the day Congress has said it will shut down the government if an agreement on the current budget is not reached.

Stop Oil and Gas Drilling in Alaska's Arctic Ocean

Known as the "Polar Bear Seas," Alaska's Beaufort and Chukchi seas are home to roughly one-fifth of the world's polar bears. They are also prime habitat for endangered whales, walruses, seals and migratory birds. Now the federal government is deciding whether to drill these seas for oil and gas. Urge the government to exclude this area from drilling consideration so that we can continue to protect Arctic species and the native communities that depend on them.


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Rare footage of critically endangered Javan rhinos:


Voyaging through the British Isles
July - August 2011

Explore isolated coastlines of the British Isles, where windswept cliffs teem with Europe's biggest seabird colonies, on one or both parts of a two-part expedition aboard the Clipper Odyssey. The first part, Wild & Ancient Britain, takes you throughout the British Isles to see puffins, guillemots, kittiwakes and gannets at the height of their breeding seasons. The second part, In the Wake of the Vikings, presents the finest highlights of summertime northern European waters while sailing from Scotland to Iceland.


This Earth Hour, don't be the only one in the dark. Send this Earth Hour e-card to your friends and invite them to be part of the worldwide movement.

Bank of America Is Supporting WWF

Show your love of the polar bear with the WWF Visa Signature? credit card from Bank of America. Bank of America will contribute $100 to WWF for each new qualifying account. See application for details.


# 7
Conservationists aren't afraid of the dark

Playfish is helping WWF protect animals and their habitats

Playfish--a gaming company that creates social games for friends to play together on Facebook--is giving players a way to support conservation. Between July 1, 2010 and July 2, 2011, WWF receives 10 percent of the proceeds of each virtual WWF-themed item purchased in Playfish's social game, Pet Society, with a guaranteed contribution of


Afraid you might forget to turn off your lights for Earth Hour? Download our Earth Hour wallpaper for your computer to remember the date and time!


Proudly show your support of conservation with a WWF panda tee! Make a donation of $50 or more to WWF and choose this t-shirt--or any other apparel--as a free thank you gift. Explore the many thank you gifts!


During the raid of a suspect's house, a WWF Tiger Patrol Unit member smelled chemicals that led him to find a:

a. tiger skin

b. tiger skin and bones

c. rhino horn

d. captive orangutan

Click on one of the answers above to see if you know.


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