WWF to hold mural painting marathon to help save pandas and dolphins

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The first WWFP Mural Painting Marathon will be held on February 18, 2012 at the Glorietta 4 Dolphin Park from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. The program will be hosted by Rovilson Fernandez and Marc Nelson.


The WWF or World Wildlife Fund has been working hard to help save the environment.

Since 1997, the organization's local arm has launched campaigns such as Earth Hour Pilipinas and the whale shark eco-tourism program in Donsol, Sorsogon.

The WWF Philippines will stage its first major event this year on February 18—to help save dolphins and pandas.

The first WWF Mural Painting Marathon will be staged at the Glorietta 4 Dolphin Park from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The event will be hosted by Rovilson Fernandez and Mark Nelson.

For 300 pesos, each participant can enjoy a whole day of fun activities like henna tattooing, animated portraits, and photo booths.

The highlight of the event is a chance to work with dolphin mural artist A.G. Saño.

Saño has protested against "dolphin massacres" in Japan—a brutal fishing activity in the town of Taiji that kills about 23,000 dolphins each year.

Director Louie Psihoyos released actual footage of the massacre in his 2010 documentary The Cove which sparked public outrage.

Since then, more and more people have joined the campaign to help save these gentle sea creatures.

WWF Philippines, aside from staging the mural painting marathon, is also inviting the public to adopt a dolphin or a panda.

No, you don't get to bring an actual dolphin or panda home.

For every donation of 3,000 pesos, you will receive an adoption kit that includes a dolphin or a panda plush toy, a certificate of adoption, a species information card, a thank you letter, and invitations to other wildlife conservation events.

Funds from the project will benefit WWFP's awareness and conservation campaigns.


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