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As 2014 draws to a close,
we are sending out a final message to those who might still be in a
position of making a donation that would be deductible this year.
As you may know, the
Dewar Wildlife Trust has been taking advantage of a recent hiatus in
animal care to perform some infrastructure changes which have been put
off for many years because we did not want to disturb the animals in
our care. We have also been constructing a new driveway into
the property, since an easement that the DWT had been using recently
expired. We are seeking funds to help us complete the driveway and to
also cut in a secondary, emergency access road as well.
DWT Driveway Begins...
|In an effort to
help promote knowledge about gorillas, we have had school groups,
scouts, and tours almost every Saturday, and no one who left the
facility ever failed to mention what a great impact it had had on them.
With the continuing pressure on the native habitats of primates and
diseases such as Ebola (Over the past 30 years, some researchers
estimate that Ebola has killed about a third of the world’s gorillas),
it is very important that we get as many young people exposed to the
virtues of wildlife conservation as possible.|
also asked for volunteers to help with cleaning up the habitat and
keeping all the vegetation under control since it grows so rapidly in
the North Georgia climate. This also gives the volunteers an
opportunity to know that they themsevles actively participated in
helping the project along.
And we had a table at Paws in the Park in Blue Ridge to help get the word out to all the local residents!
|Also during 2014, the DWT hosted a
pre-conference visit to the facility for the 2014 International Gorilla
Workshop which was held at Atlanta Zoo. Some 80 gorilla experts,
gorillaphiles and other attendees boarded a bus to tour the facility,
and there was even a fancy cake to welcome everyone at the post-tour
Workshops are held every two years at various zoos around the world, so
with this year's workshop at Zoo Atlanta, it was a great opportunity to
have many interested people visit the facility.
We are hoping that
you too can join and help us with all our efforts by
clicking here to give a tax-deductible
year-end gift today.
This is a good time to make a donation as you
will still be eligible for a tax deduction in the 2014 tax year if made
on or before December 31st. .
fastest and simplest way to donate to the DWT is to make a cash
donation and receive a tax deduction for this 2014 year by clicking
here. Or mail a check to: Dewar Wildlife Trust,
Inc. P.O. Box 2291, Blue Ridge, GA 30513 in time to get deposited this
year, or better, just scan the front and back of the check (or
take a photograph of the front and back using a smartphone)
and email the JPG file to dwt@dewarWildlife.org
as we can safely deposit checks electronically.
Holidays, from all of us at the
|"Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night."
Dr. Terry L. Maple
A Message from Dr. Terry L.
I’ve always admired the Dewar Wildlife Trust and their
devotion to helping gorillas and other wild creatures. During my seventeen years
as President/CEO of Zoo Atlanta I participated in an unprecedented period of
productivity in gorilla breeding. Today Zoo Atlanta has more gorillas than they
can successfully house on their campus. The availability of space at the Dewar
Wildlife Facility for two young adult gorillas is a wonderful opportunity for
both institutions. One of these gorillas is the only male heir of the great and
wonderful Willie B. Willie B. Jr. (Swahili name, “Kidogo”) is a wonderful
addition to the Dewar Wildlife population...
here to continue...