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Adopt a coral reef for Mother's Day

By Leonard Ho - Posted May 06, 2011 07:00 AM
Mother's Day is on May 8, 2011 ... and it's fast approaching! For those of you who still haven't found the perfect gift for mom, here's an idea: Adopt a coral reef in her name. The Nature Conservancy, one of the most trusted US charitable organizations, is celebrating this Mother's Day by asking people to adopt a coral reef.


The Nature Conservancy is a US charitable environmental organization that works to preserve the plants, animals, and natural communities that represent the diversity of life on Earth by protecting the lands and waters they need to survive.

This Mother's Day, they are asking people to adopt a coral reef as a gift to their mothers. Coral reefs are home to some of the greatest biodiversity of life on the planet;  Science is continually discovering chemicals found only in coral reefs that hold promising medical potential - medicines that can someday save mothers from diseases such as breast cancer, leukemia, lymphoma, asthma, and arthritis.

The Nature Conservancy is currently offering Adopt A Coral Reef in the Bahamas or Palau.  Your adoption will fund preservation and restoration projects at these coral reefs.  You can adopt an acre for $50, or half an acre for $25.

To adopt a coral reef or to learn more, visit The Nature Conservancy's Adopt A Coral Reef website.


Author: Leonard Ho
Location: Southern California

I'm a passionate aquarist of over 30 years, a coral reef lover, and the blog editor for Advanced Aquarist. While aquarium gadgets interest me, it's really livestock (especially fish), artistry of aquariums, and "method behind the madness" processes that captivate my attention.


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