The Challenge: 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.


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