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Wild animals and wild places are in trouble, all over the world. I need to do more. We all need to do more. That's why 10% of the proceeds from these cards is donated to wildlife conservation.

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Past donations

I'm just getting started. I dream of massive donations to great organizations like these in the not too distant future ... Follow the links here to learn more about what's being done out there to help wild animals in wild places.

The Elakha Alliance

March 2022: Elster Photography made a $324 donation to the Elakha Alliance, an organization dedicated to restoring a healthy population of Sea Otters to the Oregon Coast.

Sea Otters have been missing from Oregon for over 100 years. They were hunted mercilessly by early white settlers for their fur. The otter's disappearance dealt a devasting blow to a once robust marine ecosystem. We now know these animals are a "keystone" species (a species who's existence is vital to many other species). Otters belong there.

Sea Otters also played a significant role in many Native American tribes culture and existence for thousands of years. Their ancestors referred to the otter as 'respected kin' - not a commodity. The way wildlife should be viewed.

The Elakha Alliance is a diverse group of scientists, tribal leaders, and conservationists all working towards reintroducing Sea Otters to Oregon Coast.

The Chinook Indians referred to the Sea Otter as "Elakha".

Learn more about the Elakha Alliance here: Elakha Alliance

American Wild Horse Campaign


September 2021: Elster Photography made a $283 to the American Wild Horse Campaign. As iconic and cool as they are, Wild Mustangs seems to be short on friends in high places. To some ranchers, they are a nuisance (competing with cattle for grazing lands and water). To the government, they don't turn a profit. Even some environmentalists see them as a invasive species, competing with "more" native wildlife for precious resources. I've always been conflicted on the issue myself. No longer. They are a national treasure. The American Wild Horse Campaign is one of the biggest and most effective voices out there for the wild mustang.

To learn more about AWHC: American Wild Horse Campaign

The Rattlesnake Conservancy

July 2021: Elster Photography just donated $181 to The Rattlesnake Conservancy. You might be wondering why.

The mission of the Rattlesnake Conservancy is to advance the protection of rattlesnakes and their habitat through research and education.

Snakes are one of the most misunderstood creatures on the planet. Even nonvenomous species are killed indiscriminately out of fear and ignorance. Rattlesnakes in particular are killed by the 1000's in "roundups" every year in different parts of the country. Beautiful, intelligent creatures that are far more afraid of us they we are them. Important parts of an ecosystem. Rattlesnakes deserve better.

Learn more about the Rattlesnake Conservancy here: The Rattlesnake Conservancy

KS Wild helping wolves

Update: February 2021: Elster Photography donated $143 to local Organization: KS Wild (The Klamath Siskiyiou Wildlands Center. They do lots of great work in our region!

One of the cooler things they've done: In 2019, KS Wild worked with a local rancher who was having problems with a newly established pack of wolves killing his livestock. KS Wild helped raise funds to erect "wolf proof" fencing to keep livestock in and wolves out. There were lots of skeptics, but it's been 100% effective.

Between the Department of Fish and Wildlife, the rancher and a conservation organization, you had 3 groups who are frequently at odds with each other - all working together. In the end ... Everybody won!

Learn more about KS Wild and the wolf fence here: KS Wild

Badger Run Wildlife Rehab

Update: August 2020: Elster Photography made another $50 donation, this time to local wildlife rehabilitation clinic: Badger Run Wildlife Rehab. Badger Run goes above and beyond. Their main purpose is to rehabilitate and release injured wildlife, like this Bald Eagle. They are also educators. 

Learn more about Badger Run Here: Badger Run Wildlife Rehab.

Project Coyote

April 2020: Elster Photography made a $50 donation to Project Coyote. Countless coyotes and other large predators are needlessly and sometimes cruelly killed in the United States every year. Project Coyote is out to change that through education and more.

Learn more about Project Coyote here: Project Coyote

In a nutshell

So very beautiful! This incredible bird against this gorgeous winter landscape is so peaceful looking. It makes you feel like you could walk right into the picture. Thank you for the awesome photography.

Dana

Absolutely stunning photo on quality cardstock. Seller went above and beyond to help with order. Will shop here again.

 

Loretta

Beautiful card

Cindi

Beautiful photography and such a cool card! I highly recommend this shop. Thank you.

 

Dan

5 out of 5 stars    

Stunning photographs, all of them.

Mary

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I received the cards and LOVE them. The photography is outstanding and the cards are top quality. The packaging is great too. One can see the love and care you take in each package you send. Thank you. I'll spread the word by sending your cards.

- Kathy N.

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