BRC is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, your donations may be tax deductible and will go directly to supporting our mission of maintaining biological diversity, through research, documentation and education.
The Biodiversity Research Collective is embarking on a fundraising campaign to help ongoing efforts to save the Southern Mountain Caribou, an endangered ungulate associated with old-growth forests in southeast British Columbia. Sadly, the contiguous United States just lost its last wild caribou as of January 18, 2019. These caribou are unique in using deep winter snowpack as a platform to forage arboreal hair lichens (lichens that grow in trees) their sole winter food for up to five months each year. The southern mountain caribou are facing extinction, and a set of complex factors is contributing to their demise:
There is a need to continue to engage the public about this iconic inland rainforest animal and learn more about its feeding requirements. Despite years of research on the Southern Mountain caribou, relatively few studies have been published that elucidate the factors that maintain high hair lichen biomass, a critical landscape feature for caribou survival. Our project aims to increase awareness of the ongoing disappearance of these caribou, while conducting scientific research to better understand the ecological requirements of their main winter food source.
Would you consider making a donation to our campaign? Our donor levels are $250, $500 and $1000 USD. Our goal is to raise 10K which will be used for two caribou conservation projects:
In appreciation of your sponsorship we would like to offer you a sponsorship logo on the woodland caribou poster, [up to 20 posters to distribute to your organization], and recognition in the donors list of the annual BRC newsletter.
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