Covid-19 affects not only people, but also endangered animals. Due to the virus, tourism dollars have sharply declined causing a dramatic spike in poaching rates. By the time the virus has lifted, these animals may not have survived
E-RACE EXTINCTION: A global event initiated by SPN! and our partners to raise awareness and thousands of dollars benefiting ground efforts to protect wildlife and increase ‘conservation education.’ We strive to stop the poaching crisis and create long-term sustainability solutions for the locals, thus safeguarding jobs for the African and Southeast Asian tourism industries (estimated $339 billion combined*).
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Stop Poaching Now! Mission
Stop Poaching Now (SPN!) is dedicated to wildlife conservation, the fight to combat poaching by supporting and coordinating community-based conservation efforts and the use of education to reduce the demand for illegal wildlife products.
WHAT: A one-hour global WALK, RIDE, RUN (or any other activity). Participants (E-RACERS) can wear our colorful T-shirts, dress up creatively, and take pictures/videos, posting to our site and sharing on social media (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, etc.) to show support and possibly win prizes.
There will be a 24-hour virtual party in a ZOOM chat room with celebrities, DJs, influencers, beneficiaries, and many more invited to participate. Friend groups can organize their own "meet-ups" after the event.
WHEN: Starts Saturday, August 15th, 2020, 10 AM EST FOR ONE HOUR, and continues in every time zone at their local 10 AM time (Click for Chart). The event goes around the world and ends Sunday, August 16th, 10 AM EST.
WHO: Anyone globally can become an E-RACER, uniting in our mission of saving species. (Our event is all-inclusive, people with disabilities welcome!)
WHERE: Anywhere in the world. Your local neighborhood, park, mountains, beach, or trails.* Even in your living room (riding a stationary bike or treadmill).
COST: Bronze Rhino: $25, Silver Elephant: $50, Golden Lion: $100, Titanium Tiger $150, Platinum Pangolin: $200. Benefactors receive a shoutout on our website and on social media.
PRIZES: E-RACERS who post the most original photos/videos (judged by committee) OR raise the most $ on their FACEBOOK Fundraiser OR recruit the most friends will win prizes as well as receive a mention on our website and SM platforms.
Steve Kaufman Pop Art, limited-series signed screenprint on canvas with hand embellishments; SPN! Signature (Fossil) 2016 Pinot Noir and engraved wine glasses
*NOTE: Covid guidelines apply- wear masks, socially distance, only exercise where permitted by local law.
Just fundraising online?: Free
Minimum Donation: $25 / person
We'll email you an information pack with everything you need within 24hrs of sign-up
August 9th, 2020, from ANYWHERE
SPN! EDUCATION PROGRAMS:
Click on the Logos to visit each beneficiary's site.
NOTE: Funds will be spread out evenly among beneficiaries.
Past E-RACE Events
SPN! Honorary Board/ Supporters
About The Artist
Morgan Lee Richardson is a Walt Disney Imagineer, artist, wildlife conservationist, and creative learning educator. Morgan has designed attractions for theme parks, zoos, museums, cruise ships, hotels, and immersive experiences around the world. His vibrant artwork has been exhibited in galleries and shows across the globe. Morgan’s work in international wildlife conservation inspires him to create art to benefit the natural world.
Stop Poaching Now!