Red Wolves are winning Edward Norton's challenge
by Michael dEstries
Categories: Animals, Causes, Environment
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Edward Norton’s $50,000 Earth Day challenge has gone to the wolves…and bats and bears.

The contest pits charities against each other to see who can raise the most cash for their cause by May 15th. The first place winner will score $25K, the second $15K, and the third $10K.

We thought celebrities might have the edge on this one; especially considering their massive social networks. Ian Somerhalder’s crew is especially good at this type of thing. However, imagine our surprise that the Red Wolf Coalition is currently leading the pack with $11,156, followed by the Bat World Sanctuary ($8,681), Bat Conservation International ($6,786) and Kai’s 2012 Bear Moon Fundraiser ($5,950). Animals FTW!

“This year, 2012, marks the 25th anniversary of the reintroduction of red wolves to the wild after their functional extinction throughout their historical range,” the conservation group says. “We celebrate this event with great joy and pride because 1987 marked the year of the return of a native to the Southeast.”

“The road to recovery has not been easy. We face big challenges, and we depend on you to join the Pack so we can all work together,” they added.

Anyways, there’s still time to support your own favorite environmental initiative and help them win big on May 15th. Jump here to view the participating groups and donate!

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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