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TNC / The Nature Conservancy
On January 25th, I will climb Mount Kilimanjaro as a part of the Project C:Change Charity Climb. I am embarking on this journey to raise awareness on the illegal wildlife trade and to raise funds in support of The Nature Conservancy (TNC). Conservation is a cause I hold close to my heart. We are the first generation to understand how we impact the planet and the last generation to set things right.A report by the UN warns that roughly 1 million plant and animal species are on the verge of extinction due to human activity. The sixth mass extinction has dire implications for the survival of our own species. We are losing key ecosystem services that nature provides, including crop pollination, storm mitigation, clean air and water. Habitat destruction, pollution and direct exploitation are the primary threats to biodiversity worldwide. I've been feeling a profound sense of loss as the climate emergency worsens. Ecological grief is the reaction stemming from the environmental loss of ecosystems by natural and man-made events. Instead of letting this emotional response take a toll, I've chosen to channel this energy into action. The greatest threat to nature is human activity, but there is still hope. With your help, we can create fundamental transformation to address the loss of biodiversity and to address climate change. Please help us secure a better future for our planet. No donation is too small. All funds raised will provide life-transforming support to projects in Asia Pacific benefitting wildlife, people and nature. Mount Kilimanjaro is the world’s tallest free standing mountain. Known as the “Rooftop of Africa", at 19,341 ft., is Africa’s highest point and is also one of the Seven Summits of the World. It will be a challenging eight-day journey using the Lemosho route to summit Uhuru Peak, battling five different ecological zones (Cultivation, Rainforest, Heather-Moorland, Alpine Desert, Arctic) and altitude. Important note for people donating: All costs for the trip are self-funded and being met separately. Thank you for your kind support in advance, and I will keep you updated on my progress leading up to the climb and after!About The Nature Conservancy Asia PacificAsia Pacific is key to the success of The Nature Conservancy's (TNC) global work. From coral reefs teeming with marine life in Micronesia, to the vast grasslands of Mongolia, where herders tend to livestock as they have for centuries, the region is a rich mixture of culture, tradition and natural diversity.But Asia Pacific is also the most-populous and fastest-growing region in the world. As a result, natural abundance on land and at sea is threatened by unsustainable development and a race for food, water, energy and other resources. Despite its challenges, this region provides unparalleled opportunities to pioneer and scape up conservation solutions for tremendous results. TNC is solving the world's biggest challenges through four global priorities: tackling climate change; protecting land, water and oceans; providing food and water sustainably; and building healthy cities.