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by Sarah Howell The gorgeous city of Venice, Italy has faced many threats over the years. These threats have been a consistent companion to the inhabitants of the city for generations – overabundant tourism, pollution, flooding, finance, and unemployment, just to name a few. Fortunately there exists a campaign to help ensure that Venice stays preserved for the generations to come. Venice in Peril was founded after the great floods of Venice and Florence in 1966 and helps raise funds to restore and conserve works of art and architecture. Not only that, but proceeds also go toward ensuring the sustainability of Venice and helping to alleviate ecological, demographic, and socio-economic issues. The Fund is supported by many benefactors, both private and corporate, but one such benefactor has a very special tie to the city. Musical trio, “The Gondoliers” consists of Luca, Michael, Claudio, and together these gentlemen capture the sounds and senses of Venice through their smooth, rich, romantic sound. It’s not difficult to see why this group would […]Read More
by Sarah Howell The vaquita, a small porpoise that live exclusively in Mexico’s Gulf of California, is on the verge of extinction. Fewer than 100 of the vaquita still exist in the Gulf, earning it a status of critically endangered from the World Wildlife Foundation. Though only discovered in 1958, less than 100 years later, humanity has helped demolish the population through the use of gillnets in illegal fishing operations. Over half the population has been erased in the last three years alone. Fortunately, Ocean Conservancy, a foundation dedicated to spreading awareness and instigating action to help preserve the oceans, has set forth a petition to help save the vaquita. With the Mexican government deciding the fate of the vaquita this month, the little porpoises need every voice in their favor to help them survive. The petition would implore the US government to work with the Mexican government, asking for the ban of gillnets to help give the vaquita a chance at survival. You can sign the petition here. […]Read More