Wednesday, July 30, 2008

4th Birthday today

Another year has slipped by, and this site celebrates its fourth birthday today. Has it really been that long? There's now over 1000 posts on the blog.

I know I don't post as often as I used to, but I still try to keep up with the big news, and there's been plenty of that this year.

Stephen Fry has already done some filming for the TV series of Last Chance To See, and unfortunately came off second best with a boat-dock and broke his arm. His Stephen Fry podgram tells the grim tale. Good luck to Stephen and the rest of the team as they continue their adventures. Be safe!

The Kakapo Parrots enjoyed a decent breeding season with 7 chicks hatched, although one died soon after. The Rimu crop looks very good this year, so we're optimistic for a great 2009.

The Northern White Rhino has not fared quite so well, and there has been no sign of any remaining animals in DR Congo. It looks very much like the magnificent Northern White Rhino is now extinct in the wild.

Last year's fundraiser "720 Dollars for 720 Mountain Gorillas" raised $96, so a huge thanks to everyone who contributed. Thanks to George for pointing out in the comments that FirstGiving has expired my fundraiser so I'll need to come up with something new soon.

Here's to the fifth year of Another Chance To See. Thanks for visiting.


Gwen Friedman said...

Congratulations on four great years of reporting. Tragic news about the rhinos, but maybe,just maybe there are still some out there...? Keep up the great work.


D.B. Echo said...

It's funny. It seems like forever, in a good way! Congratulations on four years!

D.B. Echo said...

I’m not sure if you’re aware of the ongoing SiteMeter/Internet Explorer issue. Users of Internet Explorer are being blocked from any sites using SiteMeter, including yours. See here for details:

George said...

"Gareth Suddes's fundraising page has now closed

but you can still make a donation to Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International here.

Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International
EIN: 52-1118866
Atlanta, GA"

I wasn't paying attention and ended up donating to Dian's charity instead, but you may want to look into this...

Gareth said...

Thanks DB and George.

Glad the SiteMeter problem has blown over, and apologies for not realizing that the fundraiser has been automatically closed. I'll set something else up soon.