Monday, January 08, 2007

Another Chance To See: A Blog Of Note

Hurray! I was delighted to discover that Another Chance To See has been named as today's "Blog Of Note" by the Blogger team.

So, welcome to all our new visitors! I hope you enjoy learning a little bit about the endangered animals and birds that Douglas Adams wrote about in his marvellous book "Last Chance To See". Adams was best known for his "Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy" series of course, but "Last Chance To See" is just as much fun, and well worth reading.

As a quick summary of important developments since the book was published, there are 86 Kakapo Parrots left, the Baiji Dolphin was recently declared "Functionally Extinct", and the Northern White Rhino may be down to as few as 2 animals left in the wild.

We sponsored an endangered Mountain Gorilla called Urwibutso in 2005 (one of about 700 left), and we're currently raising funds for "Save The Rhino" through the JustGiving network. Douglas Adams was patron to the charity before his untimely death in 2001, so I'm very proud that we've managed to raise over £160 for them. We still have a long way to go in reaching our £500 target, so any spare Dollars, Pounds, Euros or Krugerrands will help us towards our goal.

** UPDATE 1/9 ** Thank you for all the lovely comments, and a great big thanks to Mark Neale for adding £50 to our "Save The Rhino" fundraiser this morning. Very much appreciated!

Sincerely,
Gareth

17 comments:

R2K said...

You made it! Congrats : )

Anonymous said...

Blessings to you;

I greatly appreciate the work done to save our endangered species, more than contributing money however, is the way we live our lives.
Poisoning our waters, clearcutting our forests, pollutting the air...these are just SMALL examples of the destructive nature of our lifestyles.
Man is not really that far away from being on the endangered list itself. He's just not smart enough to notice.
Doesn't make him out to be as intelligent as he pretends to be does it?
Here's hoping that through the work you do you can convince him that the greatest thing he can do is simply stop doing what he's doing now.
He'll never become a part of the solution as long as he remains a part of the problem. However, by the same token, as soon as he STOPS being a part of the problem, he immediately becomes a part of the solution.
your humble servant,
ancient clown

slskenyon said...

Thank you for the insight you present on this blog. I always appreciate learning new things, as I hope others do as well, and this was very enlightening.

Anonymous said...

Thanks to blogger, I just discovered your blog. You are doing good work for both animals and the environment.

I have a podcast called http://childrensbookradio.com and are wondering if you could recommend any literature that I should read and then review online about animals and the environment (must be fiction) that would be suitalbe for a kids podcast.

JP Stratoblogster said...

Congrats on Blogs of Note! Cool blog! You earned it!

Anonymous said...

Well done on becoming a blog of note. I hope it's catching! Good to know you're helping our New Zealand kakapo. In fact, many of our New Zealand birds are endangered. Every bit counts.

CHIC-HANDSOME said...

good year

Gareth said...

For "Children's Book Radio"...

Might I recommend The Story of the Kakapo : Parrot of the Night - fairly hard to find, but there's a few copies on Amazon.com.


The story of one kakapo escaping from a wild cat, finding a new home and learning to survive. A fascinating, and poignant New Zealand wildlife story. A magical myth for children 6 to 10 years. Philip Temple and Chris Gaskin have combined their skills to produce some of New Zealand's finest picture books for children. Here is a revised and updated edition of one of their most popular books, the only book of its kind available about the much loved kakapo.

Diana Fasanella said...

Congrats!

Now check out di-ablog> for hopefully a laugh.

Anonymous said...

A worthy blog and cause - thank you for continuing Douglas' work.

Congratulations to the Blogger team too for chosing such an important topic to showcase.

Megan from Australia

Anonymous said...

Great blog! Keep up the good work for our endangered species!

Check out Renegade's BS

Anonymous said...

Douglas Adams is a genius...

Congrats on the "Blogs of Note" designation... a worthy cause..

Greg

Anonymous said...

Hey, that's great. Good on ya!

Barsawad said...

Congratulations! You deserve it. I wish more blogs were there - like yours. Thank you for all the information and creating awareness on the danger our World faces due to our recklessness.

Anonymous said...

What an excellent blog - a real gem. Found you through the Blogs of Note feature on Blogger and have now bookmarked you. I have visited New Zealand and am aware of the great conservation work carried out there, not just for Kakapos, but for all native NZ flora and fauna. It helps that New Zealanders in general are very proud of their country and respect the special birds and plants that live there. It helps the conservation effort when the majority of the population support it, something we could do with in the UK, sadly.

Agent Mayhem said...

Congratulations!

...and I immediately knew where your blog name came from ~ I heard the best story about Douglas Adams on NPR right before Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy came out, and they talked about what an environmentalist he was.

I look forward to reading more!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on getting on the Blogs of Note - it's how I found you! Will be linking to your pages too.