MCLUS E-Newsletter March 2007

First Land Purchase Completed since 1995

Tree fern

We are thrilled to tell you that your contributions helped us reach the goal of completing the payments on the 250 acre piece of cloud forest being added to the BEN, not only on time, but a year ahead of schedule! MCL is now beginning negotiations for the next piece of land to be added to the BEN. We will continue to save and reclaim forest to fulfill our mission “to conserve, preserve and rehabilitate tropical ecosystems and their biodiversity.” This is just the beginning.

We hope to raise $100,000 through the Land Purchase and Protection Campaign in 2007. Thanks for your continued interest and support.

MCLUS Africa Trip

Himba WomenSparring Springbok

Join us for a Journey through Time: Namibia, Africa’s Gem from October 9-22, 2007. $4995 including roundtrip airfare from Washington DC to Namibia via Johannesburg. There are only a few spaces left. A $300 deposit would hold your spot. You’ll go to Etosha NP, the Skeleton Coast, Himba tribal people, Damara Desert, ancient Bushmen petroglyphs and Cheetah Conservation. Details on for this ecotourism trip that benefits the BEN or email

New Brochures More Environmentally Friendly

BEN LPPC Brochure

We changed printers. MCLUS has distributed 10,000 brochures in the last 2 ½ years, and now we need more. We asked Murray Print Shop in St Louis to help us do it right. Their new state of the art Tech DI printing press is non-polluting and uses no alcohol and no water. It requires only ¼ as much paper for set up as the old offset press. The inks are vegetable based with no petroleum. Not only that, they ordered our 100% post consumer waste recycled paper from Mohawk Fine Papers in New York who does all their processing with wind power. When Mohawk does use wood pulp in some of their papers, it is only from Green Seal certified and Smartwood certified by Forest Stewardship Council standards. Murray Print Shop checks to see if the wood was grown in North America. Cheaper paper from Asia comes from tropical rain forests. We are delighted with our beautiful, new environmentally friendly brochures. If you would like to help spread the word about MCLUS’ efforts, we would be happy to send you some brochures.

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