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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 In a new study conducted by the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust’s iworry campaign, researchers found that elephants are worth 76 times more when they’re alive than dead. The shocking but perhaps unsurprising news follows the recent reports from the WWF that the world has lost 50 percent of its wildlife in the last 40 years alone. To determine the elephant’s worth, the study looked at the value of the animals to the local economies. They then compared that worth with the profits poachers received through the illegal ivory trade. The dates they looked at – January through August 2014 – was only a small sample, but during those few months, 17.8 metric tons of ivory from almost 2,000 poached elephants was seized worldwide. The seizures occurred in Kenya, China, Gabon, Vietnam, and other countries that have made little progress to reverse the devastation of elephant poaching. The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust’s iworry campaign found that the value of a poached elephant was $21,000. They then looked […]Read More