Vote for Cowboys & Carnivores!!

The Drywood Yarrow Conservation Partnership (DYCP) & Miistakis need your help to secure $100,000 for our innovative landowner carnivore monitoring program called “Cowboys & Carnivores” (www.rockies.ca/drywood).  The  DYCP and Miistakis are developing a community based monitoring program to monitor carnivore conflicts in the region. Cowboys & Carnivores is one of seven projects with a shot at receiving $100,000 through a Shell Canada granting program called FuellingChange. However, we can only win the $100,000 if you vote for the project on-line and if we receive the most votes.

Every Canadian automatically receives 10 votes to put toward environmental projects they wish to support.  We are asking you to sign up and then to vote for the Cowboy and Carnivores project – using one or all of your ten votes!  Also, if you are a Shell customer, you will receive a code on your fuel receipt that you can redeem for more votes for the projects of your choice. If DYCP and Miistakis receive this grant, it will support hiring a local project coordinator part-time and the development of a genetic and camera component to the monitoring program.

To vote for our project, please click on the following link and then sign up for your free account through the pop-up window that opens:

http://www.fuellingchange.com/main/project/148/Cowboys-Carnivores-innovative-solutions-to-carnivore-conflicts

On the website, you can subscribe to Cowboys & Carnivores project updates or include Cowboys and Carnivores as one of your favorite projects.  You can also leave comments on our project on the website.  If you are a Facebook user, you can also “like” Cowboys and Carnivores.

FuellingChange is a new and exciting program from Shell Canada. Supporting environmental projects and organizations selected by voters, Shell will grant a total of $1 million per year to projects that improve, restore and protect Canada’s environment. FuellingChange empowers Canadians to make a difference by supporting projects that matter most. Vote for your favorite projects from three areas – Land, Air and Water. The projects with the most votes at the end of each cycle will receive grants in the amounts of $25,000, $50,000 and $100,000.

Please pass this information on to your friends and family who may be interested in supporting Cowboys and Carnivores.  Thanks for your support!

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