Save Our Black Storks

Save Our Black Storks

Welcome to this money pot !Click to make a contribution.* Give however much you want.* All payments are secureThank you!  The juvenile black storks have left home.  Where are they now? The Eagle Club of Estonia has ten years experience of streaming Black Storks' nest life online (since 2007).  An ever-increasing fan club has grown during that time and every year new people join the ranks of observers. Special forums about the webcams are established, where people can share their observations, photos and videos. You may be, or may become a member of this community.Black Storks breed as far from human settlements as possible, therefore, watching them directly without a webcam is almost impossible.  People who watch during the months of egg-lay, incubation, brooding, off-spring hatching, growing and finally fledging - they dream of following these juveniles after the nest life,  when the chicks start to live their independent lives. It is possible to install small transmitters on the almost grown-up chicks while they are still in the nest.  This gives information about their movements after fledging, during their first migration to the south, and further.But, as in nature it is, not all juveniles are strong and clever and lucky enough to survive. This is a rule in nature - stronger individuals may produce their offspring but we never know who is who, in the nest.Therefore, observers need to be ready for bad news as well as good.  Nevertheless, our beloved "kids"  may not be the winners in natural selectionEverybody is able to follow Black Storks' (named Karl and Kati) nest life next season - since the beginning of April 2018 in Karula National Park, Estonia,   (via http://www.looduskalender.ee/n/en)  whether or not you want to support the current funding drive!  To see about the breeding season 2017, you can visit forum site http://www.looduskalender.ee/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=878The Eagle Club of Estonia has an ever-increasing fan club for its nest cameras.  It is possible to use the same tracker method for different species of juveniles leaving our webcam nests in Estonia.  Much depends on the funding capacity. Nowadays there are safe tracking devices developed for majority of bigger bird species. Many young black storks perish on their first migration. If only we had a way to track them, that would give us the information about where and why they perish.  Sometimes, starvation is the cause.  Sometimes, collision with power lines, or they are prey to a predator.  Knowing what the dangers are will help to protect them in the future. Thank you for helping to protect them.-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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Helping animals from the Gostomel shelter

Helping animals from the Gostomel shelter

Мета цього збору - зробити новорічний подарунок тваринам з Гостомельського притулку, що знаходиться недалеко від Києва. Створила його у 1999 році Ася Вільгельмівна Серпінська, колишній кандидат математичних наук, а тепер - єдина мама всіх цих хвостиків. А їх там близько 800 собак та 300 котів. Виживає притулок лише завдяки допомозі небайдужих людей. Взимку ситуація особливо складна.  Коли я жила в Україні, то їздила туди на вихідні. Всі тварини такі щасливі, коли приїжджають рідкі (на жаль) відвідувачі, і так радіють увазі. Багато інвалідів, старих тварин та врятованих від живодерів... Життя в них нелегке, і лише одиниці знаходять собі господарів. Повірте, навіть 2 євро - це вже їжа або тепла солома для декількох тварин. За кожну копійочку Вам будуть дуже вдячні. Будь ласка, поширте цей збір серед своїх друзів та колег, зокрема, французьких, розкажіть їм, що наші притулки виживають якимось неймовірним чином. Якщо в нас вийде цей подарунок, пропоную час від час робити такий збір для якогось іншого українського притулку.

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Homeless person and dog El Camino 3600km walked after

Homeless person and dog El Camino 3600km walked after

Welcome to this money pot !Me and my lovely Vizsla -hunter dog girl- lost everything. I was forced to give up my hotel receptionist job in my home country, Hungary.So on the 17th of May 2017 we started to walk on the 3600 km long European El Camino way. After Hungary we walked across Austria, Switzerland, France and Spain, all the way to the ocean, where we walked to Muxia and Finisterra.I am homeless now, but I don’t want to give up! Never!I would like to start a very nice new life, but unfortunately I am unable to do so alone. I would like to buy an old house somewhere along the Camino, renovate it and turn it into an Albergue/Gite. It would be a DONATIVO place, a dog-friendly one of course. It would help people with difficulties and/or in crisis along the way. Because I know that there are a lot of people along the way who need help. Many homeless young people.My dream is a farm with a big garden where I can grow my own vegetables and would be able to keep some animals too. And if other homeless people feel like, they would have the option of living with me on this farm, helping me. Because other than that these people without motivation often would just drink too much and end up dying much too early.I could help them if you help me. So, if you like my dream, and you can help me, do so please, and I will be very thankful to you.If you happen to have a place where me and my dog could live until my dream comes true, I would help you in the household as much as I can in exchange.Thank you so much!Krisztina and dog named Bodza, from France right now!

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Cocopupsxm

Cocopupsxm

CocoPupSxm                Love is a four legged word INTRO:    My name is Alizée Zavatta, I grew up on the beautiful island of Sint Maarten/ Saint Martin where I spent the first 20 years of my life and where I nurtured a love and passion for all living beings. I am now working abroad in Dubai temporarily and make it a priority to go back home to visit my family and friends every other month.  CAT 5 HURRICANE IRMA:Unfortunately on the late night of September 5th, 2017 the most powerful Hurricane ever recorded in the Atlantic at a CAT 5 first touched land, blasting the 35 square mile paradise right in its center.85% of the islands infrastructure has been severely demolished and this has left people with absolutely nothing. Many funds have been established to help the island restore itself bit by bit but people are in a state of shock. Most of the community is sadly battling through each day but luckily international aid is present and funds are being collected to assist. I could only imagine if the people are in a state of emergency than what about the animals? Being an animal lover at birth and having actively rescued in both Sint Maarten/Saint Martin and Dubai I could not take my mind off of all these helpless souls having to face this historical catastrophic disaster that was about to make history. A few days before Irma animal shelters were desperately calling out to the community to host animals for the duration of the storm but unfortunately received very little response. Also an owner was unable to find shelter for his large number of animals (13 dogs, 8 goats, many birds, and land turtles) so only two baby goats were taken in and the rest were released in hope that they would find shelter on their own. This news was devastating and heart-squeezing. Even the zoo took a really hard beating and what the hurricane didn't take from it, the people did. It is reported that some animals we're stolen. Sadly, there are many similar stories like this. FAUNA POST IRMA: After Irma, my best friend informed me that he noticed many stray dogs, cats, iguanas, birds that were found on the road lifeless. The Hurricane was so devastating that even bees started to make their presence known due to a complete eradication of bountiful nectar hosting flowers that the island, not so long ago, used to offer. Not knowing this, he mistakenly left a pot of honey out in his apartment and came back to a massive cloud of a couple thousand bees battling their way to get a taste of honey. Also Birds that survived came knocking at his window looking completely shaken and in desperate need of nutrition.    IMMEDIATE OBJECTIVES:1. FOOD/WATER: Have enough food and water to cater to pets that were left behind by families in a state of emergency and were evacuated without them or the ones that were originally strays and miraculously survived the hurricane, and for the wildlife such as bird food mix.2. FIRST AID: To be able to render basic first aid with items such as: gauze rolls, clean rags, adhesive tape/duct tape, non-adhesive vet wraps, telfa pads, scissors, cotton swabs, sterile saline wash, ear cleaning solution, antiseptic wash/wipes, antibiotic ointment, water, styptic powder/clot powder, sugar tablets, Diphenhydramine/Benadryl, dish soap, thermometers, tweezers, nail clippers, syringes or large eyedroppers, flashlights, ice/hot packs, non-latex disposable gloves, water based lubricant jelly, blankets, towels, slip-leash, muzzles,mesh bags, pet carriers, and treats.  AMBITION:1. SHELTER: Animal Shelters need to have proper sturdy shelters available and ready that can withstand hurricanes. Depending on the funds I am aiming to collaborate with shelters to see what can be accomplished.2. NEUTERING/SPAYING is key to ensure a healthy community of animals that is not over populating the island to the point that the shelters are over filled with not enough adopters. Depending on the funds I am hoping to work closely with shelters that can go on campaigns to e

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U.B.C (Urban Bee Collectiva) needs your help !

U.B.C (Urban Bee Collectiva) needs your help !

(English version below) Bonjour à tous !    Je m'appelle Manolis, je suis apiculteur et je vis en Grèce dans une ville du nom d'Amfissa.    J'ai créé ce pot commun car j'ai besoin de votre aide pour mon projet d'apiculture. Notre planète a besoin d'abeilles pour survivre: elles sont les exportatrices naturelles du pollen qui aide à la reproduction des plantes. Mais les abeilles sont maintenant en danger d'extinction et cette menace est de plus en plus évidente aujourd'hui.     Passionné par les abeilles depuis des années, j'ai commencé ce projet d'apiculture il y a 4 ans et ce dans le respect de l'animal, ce qui veut dire sans produits chimiques.A l'heure actuelle, je dispose de 21 ruches et cette petite entreprise a besoin de votre aide pour continuer à survivre. L'apiculture est un domaine qui demande un important apport d'argent: une ruche (sans les abeilles) coûte 70E.    Pour aller plus loin dans ce projet et pour pouvoir vivre de ma productio  vn, je dois encore acheter beaucoup d'autres ruchers. Par exemple, le montant de cette cagnotte me permettrait d'acheter 100 ruchers (sans compter les frais de maintenance, du materiel...) alors que pour vivre de ma production de miel, je dois me munir d'environ 300 ruches. C'est pourquoi toutes les donations sont les bienvenues !Merci beaucoup pour votre soutien. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________   Welcome everybody !       My name is Manolis, I am beekeeper and I live in Greece in a town called Amfissa.     I created this money pot because I need your help for my bee keeping project.Our planet needs bees to survive, they are the natural exporters of pollen to help the reproduction of plants. Today, bees are in danger of extinction, and this threat is more and more obvious.    Passionate about bees for many years, started my project of beekeeping 4 years ago, with respect for the animals, which means without using any chimical products.Today, I have 21 beehives and this small company needs your help to survive.Apiculture is a project that ask for a lot of money: one beehive (without bees) costs 70.00E.     To go further in this project and to live from my production, I have to buy many others beehives (boxes) and bees. That is why I need your help and I am appealing to your generosity.    With this money, I can buy 100 beehives (out of any other costs of maintenance I have). To live from my production, I need around 300 beehives. Alone, I can't reach my goal before many years. All donations are welcome.Thank you a lot for your support!

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The Ananda Elephant Sanctuary

The Ananda Elephant Sanctuary

We (also known as the elephant Freedom Project) are situated in Sri Lanka and are trying to improve the life of captive elephants. As animal lovers we didn't like witnessing the hardship we were seeing; day in, day out the same suffering and nothing we could do about it. We strive to create an environment without the usual abuse and hardship that goes on so often. We started thinking, what if we could create a place where the elephants don’t have to work? What if we could start a project where the elephants are free from being ridden and being a tourist attraction? What if we can have a place where they are happy, walk around freely, drink when they want, can play, get excellent care and all the love we can give? These are our goals. We are still a very young project, only opening in October 2013, and are very determined towards change and with your help we are slowly -but steadily- getting there! We currently care for two beautiful elephants called Manika and Seetha. Manika was our first elephant with Seetha joining her in July 2015. We are the only place in Sri Lanka that tries to improve the lives of privately owned elephants without offering rides or any other elephant entertainment. Buying an elephant is almost impossible. Most elephant owners are very rich and care about the status an elephant gives them and their family - they won't consider to sell or give away their prized possession. This means that we are forced to rent them in order to give them a life most elephants could only dream of and ensure she doesn’t end up at a riding place or another bad environment. The Ananda Elephant Sanctuary is the alternative to all these places. To find out more about our work visit our website: http://www.anandaelephantsanctuary.com/index.html or like our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/anandaelephantsanctuary/ * For the next stage of our exciting project we want to move into a larger site where we can hopefully give sanctuary to even more elephants. Our dream in for the sanctuary is for a semi-wild area but where they have all of the amenities they could possibly need: protective walls, a water tank, fruit trees, and enough space for them to roam freely.* Each Elephant has a keeper specific to them, they are called Manhouts. We would love to build accommodation for them next to the elephants so that they care easily care for them whenever the elephants need them.* In addition we would have a full time doctor, this means that the elephants would not have to leave the sanctuary in order to get medical treatment reducing the stress of being separated from the herd and the transport. When the doctor is not tending to our elephants we would use him to treat elephants at riding centers where they poorly attend the medical needs of their elephants.* Our current site wold not go to waste though. We would convert it into an eco-garden where we would grow vegetables and fruit for volunteers to pick and feed to the elephants.* We hope to buy a van also to transport volunteers to and from the new site easily. All of these changes would make us self-sufficient saving us money to continually reinvest back into our project. We really hope that you appreciate our cause make make a small donation. Every contribution helps rescue these beautiful animals.

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Las patas de Rapa Nui

Las patas de Rapa Nui

Facebook: Las patas de Rapa Nui Instagram: @laspatasderapanui Deutsch/English/Español  Herzlich Willkommen bei "Las patas de Rapa Nui". Wir sind Tom und Julia aus Bayern. Wir haben im Rahmen unserer Chile-Reise 2017 die Osterinsel besucht. Dort hat ein kleiner Straßenhund unsere Herzen erweicht, der jetzt auf den Namen "Sally Iti Iti" hört (Sally haben wir sie getauft und "iti" bedeutet auf Rapanui "klein", das hat Silvana (Titelbild) vorgeschlagen). Inzwischen haben wir die kleine Dackel-Mischlingsdame nach Deutschland geholt. Über den genauen Ablauf kann man sich gerne auf unseren Accounts bei Facebook und Instagram (siehe oben) informieren. Wir möchten mit diesem Spendentopf allerdings einen anderen Zweck verfolgen und auf Folgendes aufmerksam machen: es gibt auf Rapa Nui keine eigene Tierschutzorganisation.Die Zustände für die Tiere sind leider nicht so, wie es der paradiesische Name vermuten lässt: Die Hunde und Katzen laufen frei und verwahrlost auf der Insel herum, sind auf Futterspenden und Wasser aus Pfützen angewiesen und alles bleibt an freiwilligen Helfern hängen. So auch an Silvana und ihren Freunden Jopi und Nelson, mit denen wir in Kontakt stehen und die es uns ermöglicht haben Sally Iti Iti nach Deutschland zu holen, um ihr ein besseres Leben zu ermöglichen.  Silvana konnte mit der Hilfe einiger Freunde und Unterstützer bisher bereits 30 Tieren zu einem besseren Leben verhelfen. 14 davon hat sie selbst adoptiert, je 7 Katzen und Hunde. Ursächlich dafür ist, dass diese Tiere an signifikanten Behinderungen bzw. Besonderheiten leiden, wie z.B. Epilepsie, Angst vor Menschen oder fehlende Gliedmaßen.Sie benötigt für die Versorgung dieser Tiere ca. 100kg Futter pro Monat. Dazu kommen die medizinischen Hilfeleistungen für Straßenhunde, die z.B. mit Fahrzeugen verunfallt sind und die sie privat trägt. Weiterhin übernimmt sie die tierärztlichen Kosten und Zollgebühren bei den Hunden, denen sie zum Verlassen der Insel verhilft. Das trifft auf die restlichen 16 Stück zu, die sie nach Chile, in die USA und auch in das Vereinigte Königreich überführt hat. Und da kommen wir zur Besonderheit unserer adoptierten Sally Iti Iti: sie ist der erste und aktuell einzige Hund aus Rapa Nui in Kontinentaleuropa. Das wissen wir sicher, da Silvana die einzige Person auf Rapa Nui ist, die Hunden dabei hilft die Insel zu verlassen.Im Idealfall findet sich über unsere kleine Spendenaktion noch jemand, der es uns nachmachen möchte und ebenfalls einen Hund von dieser Insel adoptiert. Das wäre ein riesiger Erfolg. Silvana hat mich noch darum gebeten, neben Jopi und Nelson die folgenden Namen in Dankbarkeit zu erwähnen: * Hani Atan und Maria Paz Muñoz "Pachi" (Tierärzte, die sie bei allen Tierrettungen und Sendungen unterstützen und die notwendigen Dokumente für die Ausreise anfertigen)* Pedro Navarete Saleh (arbeitet bei "Pet Travel und gewährleistet die bestmögliche Unterbringung und Versorgung in der Zeit vor dem Flug von Santiago aus) Jeder Beitrag zählt, die Höhe ist nicht wichtig. Das gesammelte Geld soll dafür genutzt werden, um Silvana dabei zu unterstützen so viele Hunde wie möglich in gute Hände zu vermitteln. Vielen Dank für Ihre Spende,Tom und Julia   Welcome at "Las patas de Rapa Nui". We are Tom and Julia from Bavaria in Germany. As part of our trip to Chile in 2017, we visited Easter Island. There we met a little dog living in the streets of the capital Hanga Roa. Her name is now "Sally Iti Iti". Sally is the name we decided to give her. And Silvana suggested to give her a second name to show her origin. And so it happened: "iti" means "small" in the Rapanui language. In the meantime the little dachshund-mix-lady has already reached our house in Germany. Please feel free to inform yourself about the complete progress on our accounts on Facebook and Instagram. However, we want to use this donation pot for a different purpose and to draw attention to the following: there is no animal welfare organization on Rapa Nui. The conditions

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