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Crown Prince Of Abu Dhabi Donates EUR25m To Save Wildlife

Animals  (tags: animals, plants, endangered species, extinction, killing, poaching, habitat destruction, climate change, pollution )

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An increasing number of plants and animals are facing extinction due to pollution, poaching, habitat degradation and climate change. The number of threatened mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish has grown to 5,966, compared to 3,314 in 1998.

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Clever Pseudonym (176)
Friday October 10, 2008, 2:20 am

RC deWinter (418)
Friday October 10, 2008, 3:37 am
A worthy cause, and I am sure he can do it again every month if he so chooses...good for him.

Joycey B (750)
Friday October 10, 2008, 6:23 am
What a great man. We need more like him. Thanks Tom.

Maureen S (35)
Friday October 10, 2008, 8:05 am
Definitely need more people with money to help save the animals.

Past Member (0)
Friday October 10, 2008, 8:21 am
Encouraging to finally see someone who has the money putting it to a worthy cause....

ROBIN M (312)
Friday October 10, 2008, 1:42 pm

Louise L (48)
Friday October 10, 2008, 1:51 pm
This is a very impressive use of his wealth! It makes me think twice about grouping them all together as generally greedy and underhanded, which is certainly how they seem during oil negotiations. Thanks, Tom.

Chris Richardson (2)
Friday October 10, 2008, 2:17 pm
"grouping them all together as generally greedy and underhanded, which is certainly how they seem during oil negotiations" - which 'them' would that be? didn't see the usa mentioned in the article...

Louise L (48)
Friday October 10, 2008, 2:38 pm
That would be, Chris, how the oil barons of Abu Dhabi act during worldwide oil pricing.

Linda B (71)
Friday October 10, 2008, 2:44 pm
It brings a tear to my eye. He's a hero!

Kathy Chadwell (354)
Saturday October 11, 2008, 2:05 am
I personally don't care were the money comes from as long as they get it:)
Thank you Tom

Kathy Chadwell (354)
Saturday October 11, 2008, 2:10 am
Do you think we could get him to donate to save our horses since in a way he's part of the problem?

Thoroughbred horse racing
Sheikh Mohammed is a major figure internationally in Thoroughbred horse racing and breeding. In late 1981, he purchased Gainsborough Stud at Woolton Hill, near Newbury, Berkshire, England. In Ireland, he also owns Ballysheehan Stud, in County Tipperary plus he has Gainsborough Farms Inc. in Versailles, Kentucky. His racing operations includes the ownership of Darley Stables and he is the leading partner in his family's Godolphin Stables. Sheikh Mohammed hosts the Dubai World Cup, the world's richest series of horse races.

In England, his horses have won numerous important Group One races including several of the British Classic Races. His horses have also won the Irish Derby Stakes and the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe and in the United States the 2006 Preakness Stakes with Bernardini.

He recently bought the Woodlands Stud empire, the largest in Australia, for $US 420 million

Steven Charles (0)
Saturday October 11, 2008, 3:29 am
Well done, good on you mate, shame there's not a few more like you!
You've just taken a few steps up the ladder in my estimation of you.
Let's just hope now the money actually gets to do the good it's intended to and reaches those who can and will use it to the best of their ability in the aid of animal welfare. I'll buy you a pint when I see you next!
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