Endangered Orangutans Go Ape Over $210,000 Donation

Blaine, WA, USA – Four years ago, with the launch of the EnviroKidz brand, Nature’s Path started collecting one percent of sales from all EnviroKidz™ organic products and placed the money in an EnviroFund. The EnviroFund is distributed annually to causes related to the environment and species conservation. Last year, EnviroKidz broke its annual record with nearly $73,000 raised bringing the total amount provided to wildlife conservation to nearly $210,000 since 2000!

The recipient organizations for the funds earned in 2003 are: the Amazon Conservation Team, www.amazonteam.com; Australian Koala Foundation, www.savethekoala.com; Dian Fossey Gorilla Foundation International, www.gorillafund.com; Orangutan Foundation International, www.orangutan.org; and Wildlife Trust, www.wpti.org.

“These groups have been chosen because, in our view, they represent the best of environmentalism, dedication, commitment, and a frontline involvement in this race to save our planet and its species,” said Arran Stephens, President and CEO of Nature’s Path. “We appreciate the tremendous work these organizations do and we are confident that each dollar given will be used to support a better future for us all.”

The money received by these organizations allows them to initiate programs that facilitate the conservation of certain species or the habitats in which they live, as well as continue the preservation work that in some cases have been going on for decades.

“On behalf of the Orangutan Foundation International (OFI), I would like to thank you for your overwhelmingly generous donation,” Jim Dugan, development manager for the OFI, noted. “The task of protecting these noble creatures is a complex one and OFI maintains programs to ensure the future of this highly endangered species. Your contribution will be used to guarantee that the odyssey begun by Dr. Galdikas over thirty years ago will continue into the future.”

Founded in 1985, Nature’s Path Foods operates its headquarters in Richmond, B.C., Canada and employs more than 200 people at its four facilities in Canada and the U.S. It produces breakfast foods and snacks that are sold in specialty food stores and national retailers in North America, Europe, the United Kingdom and Asia. The company’s brands include: Nature’s Path, EnviroKidz™ and LifeStreamÒ. For more information, visit www.naturespath.com.


Nature’s Path Foods

Kevin Greenwood, Marketing
Telephone: 604 790 4636

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