Want to help me save this turtle?
Six years ago (has it been six years?!) I had the amazing, wonderful, unforgettable opportunity to travel to the country of Brazil. It is a beautiful place filled with beautiful people. I will always cherish my experiences there and be thankful for them. One of the places we went to is the little island of Fernando Do Noronha off the northern coast of Brazil. This is a breathtakingly beautiful place. There, we were fortunate to witness the release of a sea turtle nest. On the island they patrol for adult sea turtles who lay their eggs at night and then mark where their eggs were left. A mother sea turtle can lay hundreds of eggs in her lifetime. For the entire gestation of the eggs the island monitors the nests and protects them from potential predators. When it comes time for a nest to hatch they invite the visitors of the island to come and witness the little turtles scramble for the sea. This practice also helps to protect the turtles from predators since they are so small and susceptible to attacks from birds, lizards, and crabs. When they get to the water a whole new set of obstacles presents itself to the turtles, like fish, and humans. Needless to say, three of the seven existing species of marine turtles are endangered.
OK, so what does this have to do with my birthday and Earth Day? Well first of all they both happen to fall on the same day, April 22nd. I was trying to think of what I really wanted for my birthday as well as for Earth Day and I decided that what I wanted to do was adopt a sea turtle from the World Wildlife Fund and I want your help! This is how you are involved, for the first 50 comments I receive on April 22nd on my blog or on my Debi Parker Photography Facebook page I will donate 5 dollars to WWF. Sorry, multiple comments from the same person don’t count. So, if you’d like to be involved, leave a comment, or tell someone you know to leave a comment. Comments can be anything from commenting on any of my photos, posts, ideas, experiences, or anything! Birthday wishes are nice too, but I would really like to get some comments about my work. I’ll even count reviews from previous clients of mine (click on the tab to the left). Hopefully they will all be nice comments and reviews. :)
Happy B-Earth Day to me!