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Sunday, February 26, 2017

WWF National Ambassadors Marc Nelson, Rovilson Fernandez and Iza Calzado Lead 1st WWF Fundraising Hour


WWF-Philippines National Ambassadors Marc Nelson, Rovilson Fernandez and Iza Calzado shared their passion for the environment with mallgoers and encouraged them to support WWF’s Individual Donor Programme (IDP) during the recent Ambassador's Fundraising Hour held in Greenbelt 1, Makati.

WWF-Philippines National Ambassadors Marc Nelson, Iza Calzado and Rovilson Fernandez with Chi-Chi, the WWF Panda. (WWF)

Everyone can now directly contribute to the sustainability initiatives of WWF-Philippines by visiting    WWF booths in selected malls all over the country or by going to the WWF-Philippines website at wwf.org.ph/donate. Potential donors can choose to make a one-time donation or monthly donations, which can help sustain various WWF-Philippines biodiversity conservation and climate change adaptation programs all over the country.

For as little as Php 500 per month,  one can help provide portable solar lamps to families in communities that have no access to electricity, produce WWF workbooks that educate elementary students about species conservation, environmental sustainability, renewable energy, proper waste management and climate change or support the training of teachers for sustained environmental awareness.

Donations of Php 700 monthly meanwhile, can help sustain our seas, support reforestation programs and encourage traditional and environmentally sound fishing methods for tuna fishermen, while donations of Php 1,000 can help save lives by boosting vulnerable communities’ resilience to climate change, help fishers affected by typhoons in building their own fiberglass boats and protect precious food resources like the Tubbataha Reefs in Palawan. Supporters can also give one-time cash donations in exchange for WWF merchandise. Credit cards are accepted.

As one of the newest WWF-Philippines Ambassadors, Iza admitted that her role truly transformed her lifestyle as she considers environmental issues in her everyday decisions.

"I took this role as an opportunity to do more for the environment and become more aware about its pressing issues. Slowly, I am trying to help in a bigger scale but as of now, I do little things such as donating to causes instead of giving gifts," Iza said.

Meanwhile, longtime WWF-Philippines Ambassadors Marc and Rovilson continue to channel their passion for great outdoors towards spreading more awareness about the country's immense biodiversity and conservation issues.

Founded in 1997, WWF-Philippines spearheads campaigns and solutions to help the country combat worsening climate change, secure food sources to alleviate poverty, conserve endangered species, secure fresh water sources, providing sustainable livelihood programs in communities, all of which transform lives of Filipinos, especially those in
sectors which rely most on nature for food and livelihoods.

As of now it has 13 project sites including Tubbataha Reefs and Cagayancillo in Palawan, Donsol in Sorsogon, Mt. Iglit-Baco Mountain Range in Mindoro, Ipo Watershed in Bulacan and Hamilo Coast in Batangas. WWF-Philippines also conducted climate studies in dozens of cities around the country.

If you wish to learn more about IDP and the other programs of WWF-Philippines, you may log on to wwf.org.ph.

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