November-December, 2006 E-Newsletter

December 2006 E-Newsletter of the Monteverde Conservation League U.S., Inc. (MCLUS)

Wow again! Tom Newmark of New Chapter organic vitamins has offered the BEN a wonderful deal. We let him give us money, and all we have to do is smile and say “thank you.” Tom has already raised $20,000 by a promotion through natural food stores that carry his product. He hopes to raise much more to help us continue to purchase land that is needed to protect the borders of the BEN and buy some remaining interior pieces. Thank you, Tom Newmark and New Chapter.

New Chapter Check presentation (L to R) Dwight and Rachel Crandell, Tom and Terry Newmark, Dr. Peter Raven, MCLUS Board Member and Director of the Missouri Botanical Garden

March 2007 trip to Costa Rica already half full. Several folks are already looking forward to a wonderful spring trip to Monteverde and the BEN March 19-April 1. There are a few spaces left. Go to www.mclus.org/eco-tourism/Costa Rica and Nambia/ for details of the trip.

July 2007 trip to the BEN has only 2 spaces left –July 19-August 1. Teachers get a special opportunity for graduate credit on this trip through Portland State University as well as instruction on nature journaling while we adventure in our tropical wilderness. Go to www.mclus.org/eco-tourism/Costa Rica and Namibia/ for price and details of this trip.

October 9-22, 2007 trip to Namibia, Africa. $4995 including roundtrip air fare from Washington, DC. Send $300 deposit to hold your space for our adventure to Africa’s Gem. Go to www.mclus.org/ecotourism/Costa Rica and Namibia/ for more details.

Namibia, Himba Women Himba women Elephant, Etosha National ParkElephant in Etosha National Park

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