Benefit Auction for Friends of Bonobos and the Great Whale Conservancy

Start Date and Time: 10/17/2011 06:00 PM

End Date and Time: 10/17/2011 09:00 PM

Location: North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, 11 West Jones St Raleigh , NC 27601

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Friends of Bonobos and the Great Whale Conservancy

Great Whale Conservancy
The world's great whales face more serious threats today than at any time in the last 100 years from ship collisions, habitat destruction, chemical contamination, impacts on sonar communication, challenges to navigation, and increased hunting. If these magnificent animals are going to survive, they will need people to speak and work on their behalf. The Great Whale Conservancy was launched in 2010 to meet that need.

Friends of Bonobos
Bonobos are the most peaceful and altruistic of the great apes, and they share 99% of their DNA with humans, yet they are in serious danger of extinction. Friends of Bonobos supports Lola ya bonobo and Ekolo, the world's only bonobo sanctuary and release sites. These facilities, located in the Democratic Republic of Congo, survive mostly on the kind donations of people like you. Friends of the Bonobos is 100% run by volunteers, which means every dollar you donate goes straight to the bonobos. We use the money to keep the babies in milk and bananas, to pay their caretakers, to run our education programs, and for the thousands of little things that keep us going.

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Benefit Auction for Friends of Bonobos and the Great Whale Conservancy

Join The Great Whale Conservancy and Friends of Bonobos as they raise money for two endangered species: Blue Whales-the largest animals that have ever existed, and Bonobos-the most peaceful and altruistic of the great apes.

Give your support to the Great Whale Conservancy and Friends of Bonobos in their respective efforts to (1) protect migrating blue whales by changing shipping routes and (2) assist in the rescue and rehabilitation work at Lola Ya Bonobo, a sanctuary for orphaned bonobos in The Democratic Republic of Congo.

Learn about these unique, charismatic flagship species and their threatened biomes from two world reknowned experts.

Dr. Brian Hare, an assistant professor of Evolutionary Anthropology at Duke University, conducts innovative research with bonobos and is actively involved with Friends of Bonobos.

Michael Fishbach, the founder and co-director of the Great Whale Conservancy, leads whale watching investigations in the Sea of Cortez.

6:00 p.m. Silent auction, heavy hors d'oeuvres, and wine
7:00 p.m. Presentations by Dr. Brian Hare and Michael Fishbach
7:45 p.m. Live auction of vacation homes and adventures

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