Wildlife Conservation Society

Wildlife Conservation Society

November 14, 2007 15:49 ET

Wildlife Conservation Society: Ecological Holiday Gift Gives Back

(www.fortheloveofwildlife.com) Calendar for 2008 helps conserve nature and wildlife!

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 14, 2007) - Ontario's boreal forest is one of the most extensive wilderness areas in North America, where fire is still the predominant disturbance, and spectacular wildlife such as Woodland Caribou and Wolverines are abound. Active planning for the northward expansion of all-weather road networks, industrial forestry, mining, coal-bed methane, and hydro-corridors are underway. However, the ecological knowledge required to ensure the conservation of species vulnerable to human disturbance is lacking. The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) is a non-profit organization that relies on the philanthropy and creativity of concerned individuals like Dr. Barbara Frackowiak to ensure education and legislation is carried out to protect the environment and wildlife.

Dr. Frackowiak has graciously given the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) access to her paintings, which are featured in a beautifully appointed 2008 Calendar titled "The World of Barbara Frackowiak" with proceeds of sales going to the WCS. The calendar features encouraging words of wisdom from some of the world's greatest thinkers. It's no surprise that Barbara has chosen one of Napoleon Hill's quotes for her calendar: "Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul; the blueprints of your ultimate achievements". The calendar, which makes a great holiday gift for the eco-conscious can be purchased online at www.fortheloveofwildlife.com, and retails for $14.95 (CDN).

Dr. Barbara Frackowiak runs three orthodontic practices in the north end of Toronto, and in her spare time has captured the beauty of animals and nature in her paintings. She has also written two novels based on her appreciation for animals, but never did she think that her creative works which served as a therapeutic outlet for stress-relief, would one day help to save wildlife and the lands they thrive on.

With issues like global warming changing how ecosystems thrive, how weather changes are affecting land resources; animals need human assistance. WCS Canada is working to meet the growing need for high-quality scientific information on species and ecosystems that can be used to address major conservation and wildlife challenges. WCS programs help to create a clear picture of what is at stake in wild ecosystems by using the best scientific tools and methods available and by tapping into the knowledge of local people and communities. Information alone will not save wild species, but with solid science about factors like species abundance, habitat needs and threats, the WCS can build new land-use and conservation approaches that will ensure a brighter future for wildlife and wild places in Canada.

About Dr. Barbara Frackowiak

Dr. Barbara Frackowiak is an Orthodontist, Writer, Painter, Philanthropist, and Activist. Conserving wildlife is a priority for Barbara, who also happens to be an animal communicator, owner and lover of furry creatures. For more information on how her creative works benefit the preservation of natural lands and wildlife, please visit www.fortheloveofwildlife.com.

About the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)

With global warming and shifting land use patterns, many species face extinction and inadequate resources. The Wildlife Conservation Society is leading the way to save wildlife and wild lands around the globe. With more than 500 field projects in 60 countries, WCS scientists are working with local governments and citizens to manage protected areas, conserve wildlife, and develop sustainable methods for people and animals to live in harmony. For more information visit www.wcscanada.org.

To view the calendar, please visit the link below:

http://www.ccnmatthews.com/docs/2008g.pdf

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