How Can I Help Save the Guinea Worm?
You're not alone in
your concerns about the Guinea Worm. If you act now, you'll lend your
voice to a growing global outcry aginst the destruction of this endangered
species. Here are some easy ways you can make a difference in your own
community. You can also start by joining Save the Guinea Worm Foundation.
We demand no money, no support of any kind save your commitment to helping
save the world's most endangered species. More information on joining
is at the bottom of this page.
Here are some great ways to
help protect the Guinea Worm:
- Write your congressional
representative. Express your concerns for the irreparable damage being
done to earth's biodiversity by the United Nations' reckless campaign
to destroy the Guinea Worm. Urge them to sponsor ammendments protecting
the Guinea Worm for all legislation on funding for UNICEF, USAID,
and other foreign aid organizations.
- Talk to your friends
and family. Few people are aware of the senseless slaughter of Guinea
Worms already underway around the world. The more people who know and
are concerned, the more likely politicians will hear us saying STOP!
- Start a petition
drive in your community to make August 7 Save the Guinea Worm Day.
- Call local phone-in
radio shows to express your concerns that the Guinea Worm is being destroyed.
Let as many people know about the Save the Guinea Worm Foundation and
International Save the Guinea Worm Day.
- Encourage your
local library to set up an educational, nonpartisan display about the
importance of preserving the natural environment and endangered species
such as the Guinea Worm.
- Call your mayor
or city council and encourage them to sponsor a resolution supporting
Guinea Worm preservation on International Save the Guinea Worm Day.
- Start a local Guinea
Worm Club. Have a member dress as a Guinea Worm mascot and distribute
educational literature at local sporting events.
- Call a local news
reporter and tell him/her what you know about the immediate threat faced
by the Guinea Worm worldwide. Tell him/her about the "local interest"
of what your Guinea Worm Club is doing.
- If you're really
serious about making a difference, join the Preservers. This brave group
men and women volunteers to host living Guinea Worms in a valiant effort
to preserve the species. Click here for
information on applying to join this select group.
For information on joining
the Save the Guinea Worm Foundation, click here.