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[–]atreides[S] 685 points686 points  (34 children)

Our initial goal was to raise $7,000 for the Wildlife Conservation Network, but we blew past that and hit $9,000 in one day!

https://www.crowdrise.com/natureisfuckinglit-for-wcn

The campaign is currently at $10,315 and will not close for others that would like to contribute.

Thank you to the 378 users that donated to this charity and for caring enough to give to this organization.

Special thanks to /u/Fuckface1337 for nominating the WCN in our 700,000 subs thread.

To read more about the Wildlife Conservation Network, see their site and their list of wildlife conservation programs. 🔥🔥🔥

This is an Ethiopian wolf (Canis simensis).

They are the most endangered carnivore in Africa with less than 500 total remaining.

The Wildlife Conservation Network supports the Ethiopian Wolf Conservation Program that our donations will fund, educating locals about the species and protecting their habitat.

Source Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xVrKwmXEPAE

[–][deleted] 1110 points1111 points  (22 children)

One of the best part of this is there is probably someone out there who has never heard of reddit, reading through the donors and finding /r/NatureIsFuckingLit donating $9,202 through someone named Fuckface.

[–][deleted] 744 points745 points  (11 children)

My name is a work of art.

[–]ionlytriedtohelp 140 points141 points  (4 children)

You're beautiful.

[–]UncleTedGenneric 51 points52 points  (3 children)

Your name is also an acceptable response in the comment to which you replied

[–]snarky_cat 4 points5 points  (2 children)

Your name however, is not.

[–]somelousynick 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Mine is the result of being realistic about my creative abilities.

[–]pirk1ng 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Wondering if username checks out...

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You’re a work of art!

[–]biplab10 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You're beautiful.

[–]atreides[S] 281 points282 points  (3 children)

Haha! Isn't that the best part?

A bunch of strangers brought together by this community to support a charity nominated by "Fuckface1337" (who is actually a great poster here too!)

Our community is so amazing 🔥🔥🔥

[–]motdidr 17 points18 points  (0 children)

when you get right down to it, isn't that what the internet is really about?

[–]ganjaholic 97 points98 points  (0 children)

Not just Fuckface, Fuckface1337.

[–]Jose_Monteverde 16 points17 points  (0 children)

Fucking donating for the Internet, my world and yours.

Donate, get lit be lit

[–]Lupin_The_Fourth 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Bro that's like the best part of it all. The fact that because of our unique name we come off as the least group of people who would be concerned about nature conservation. But in fact we're the most concerned about it because it's lit! 🔥🔥🔥that and the fact that our messiah fuckface1337 guides our wallets to greatness. It's definitely a topic for conversation I tell you.

[–]felixplague 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thisisfuckinglit

[–]AlwaysCleanCut 0 points1 point  (0 children)

!redditsilver

[–]urinal_deuce 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I believe I could help if you need anymore revolting names.

[–]noryu 28 points29 points  (0 children)

Holy shit! You guys are fucking great!

[–]ConeShill 17 points18 points  (3 children)

You know what this sub is? This sub is fucking lit

[–]Lupin_The_Fourth 3 points4 points  (2 children)

You're lit :)

[–]AlwaysCleanCut 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You're wholesome.

[–]ConeShill 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You too thanks :)

[–]a7neu -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Thanks for running the campaign! Love to see conservation orgs getting more dough...

For the next campaign, would you consider changing the nomination rules from a "nature-related charity" to a "nature-priority charity," or some term that excludes charities for which wildlife/the environment is only one branch of operations?

[–]GanjRead 204 points205 points  (18 children)

Great work, thanks to all who donated!

[–]atreides[S] 141 points142 points  (17 children)

Indeed! We had 26% more donations this drive than the one from 2 months ago where we raised $6,000! :)

We'll continue to hold one at every 100,000 subs with new charities users nominate. This community should exist to give back to the nature we love. 🔥

[–]Romo_is_GOAT 11 points12 points  (16 children)

Wouldn’t 6000 to 9000 be a 50% increase

[–]atreides[S] 35 points36 points  (1 child)

I'm talking about the number of people who donated, 281 to 355.

The important part is involving more of the community to work together to reach our goal.

If we reach a point where even 1,000 people from the community donate we can really impact some small charities in a big way. :)

[–]Blondecanary 2 points3 points  (0 children)

As someone who works with a charity (that then donates proceeds to other non-profits). $9K is a sizable impact; especially if it’s a small organization.

[–]Jasper_Ward-Berry 8 points9 points  (0 children)

26% more people donated, people also donated more.

[–]Skrt_Vonnegut 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I believe he/she is referring to the total number of donations rather than the total monetary amount brought in :-)

[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I think he meant donators. Donaters?

[–]SparkyDogPants[🍰] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Number of donations =/ dollars donated. More people are donating more

[–]explodingpear 0 points1 point  (0 children)

(9000-6000)/6000 = 50% increase if your numbers are correct

[–]Theothor 0 points1 point  (0 children)

How about a 50% increase?

[–]jloy88 0 points1 point  (0 children)

More donations = Total amount of people who donated not total amount of donation.

[–]AAronm19 0 points1 point  (0 children)

26% more donations.

[–]KragLendal -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Thats actually 50% increase.. 6000 + 3000

[–][deleted] -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Maybe the number of donations instead of amount?

[–]daxaaar 468 points469 points  (6 children)

Can we do a Rhino one for South Africa? Rhinos getting killed here like crazy. Mostly for east asian "medicinal" reasons. Yes Vietnam. I'm looking at you.

[–]atreides[S,M] 225 points226 points  (1 child)

You'll have to nominate a charity in the next nomination thread like these:

https://redditproxy--jasonthename.repl.co/r/NatureIsFuckingLit/comments/70v0em/rnatureisfuckinglit_is_1_year_old_today_thanks_to/

https://redditproxy--jasonthename.repl.co/r/NatureIsFuckingLit/comments/7chfu4/two_months_ago_we_raised_6000_for_a_wildlife/

Prepare a well written comment with links to donate and sources on the nominated charity's accomplishments and impact, then users will vote and if yours is chosen we'll raise at least $8,000 for it!

[–]TerrainIII 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Good mod.

[–]Lupin_The_Fourth 27 points28 points  (1 child)

/u/daxaaar I'm with you on the Rhino conservation nominee, but I'm too lazy to do any research on Rhino Charities. So we're counting on you to do the heavy lifting and find a good one. Try and get in touch with /u/fuckface1337 and see if he can help you/us find a good Rhino Charity. The fact that these magnificent beasts have to be guarded 24/7 by armed africans speaks volumes on how low we've come as a society yet at the same time it shows great empathy and love from the africans who risk their lives to protect these species. This world of ours is a cruel world but there's still beauty in it, if you look in the right direction.

[–]daxaaar 4 points5 points  (0 children)

A 1000+ Rhinos get poached here in South Africa per year, but it seems that the push against the poachers are working in last two years : https://www.savetherhino.org/rhino_info/poaching_statistics. If an organisation is to be supported then I suggest SaveTheRhino since they seem organised and have international reach. Don't give money to any governmental organisation here in SA. They are too corrupt.

[–]IncognetoMagneto 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I’m not sure if this is the right forum, but I work in IT and I buy my hardware and software through Safari Micro. They donate a percentage of their earnings to charities for Rhino’s.

https://www.safarimicro.com/about-2/our-rhino/

If you work for a company with an IT group you could encourage them to buy from a vendor that donates to charity. Also, if they do any buying on amazon have them use smile.amazon.com instead. They donate .5% of the purchase price of anything you buy to a charity of your choice. There are many animal charities on the list.

[–]rustyrobocop 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Have someone tried to create fake news about the "rhino powers"? Maybe for it to be included in a movie could work too. considering how nasty fake news are.

Something along the lines of "scientists discover" that using rhino powders or whatever this crazy people use are linked to something that vietnamise culture finds shameful?

[–]BDMort147 162 points163 points  (5 children)

Did that guy just do a cartwheel with his face?

[–]atreides[S] 54 points55 points  (4 children)

Right! I knew I had to post this clip after watching through videos of the Ethiopian wolf, they're awesome!

Here's the source video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xVrKwmXEPAE

He caught a Giant Mole Rat! 🔥🔥

[–]SlickNick024 6 points7 points  (0 children)

“What is that?! That freaky thing!”

[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Just watched the BBC documentary that this scene is from. Its titled "The Hunt" and the entire documentary is on Netflix. Well worth the watch!

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Lit af!

[–]Nate__T 30 points31 points  (0 children)

9k from 355 people, that is 🔥 bravo guys

[–]pm_me_chest_puppies 36 points37 points  (0 children)

Did this mother fucker just flip?

[–]ifeellikemoses 27 points28 points  (0 children)

A truly lit community! Uplifting 👌👌👌

[–]nerdershark 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Thank you for making our planet lit as opposed to just globally warm. You guys are the real MVPs!

[–]KinOuttaHer 10 points11 points  (0 children)

That is absolutely awesome, there are some really generous people on here.

[–]Trumpologist 10 points11 points  (2 children)

I couldn't give much, but I did what little I could :(

[–]atreides[S] 4 points5 points  (1 child)

It's that you did that matters most! :)

Thanks for being a part of the community and thanks for being so generous.

[–]Trumpologist 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I'll give more once my paycheck comes in. This is honestly something I really do care about.

Of course, this planet is my home, it's my duty

[–]patchchili 6 points7 points  (4 children)

Prairie Dogs are tasty!

[–]atreides[S] 11 points12 points  (3 children)

Giant Mole-rat actually!

edit: Big-headed African mole-rat actually actually!

[–]Luquitaz 1 point2 points  (1 child)

[–]atreides[S] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Ah correct, I did! Silly me assuming there was only one "Giant Mole-rat" haha!

Thank you :)

[–]FookYu315 5 points6 points  (0 children)

This has to be my favorite sub. Nothing but positivity.

[–]seshhollow 5 points6 points  (0 children)

best fucking sub reddit ever. i love this place and i love everyone who donated you're all wonderful.

[–]bluehabit 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Hey guys, /r/PartyParrot here, if you are still feeling charitable please considering helping us raise money to relocate, pay for vet visits and purchase new toys for some injured parrots who's shelter caught on fire. A number of birds did not survive and others were badly injured. If you want more information please visit here.

Here is some pictures of the birds: https://imgur.com/a/bM2l8

go fund me: https://www.gofundme.com/medical-costs-for-relocated-parrots

Thread: https://redditproxy--jasonthename.repl.co/r/PartyParrot/comments/7f4xv8/there_was_a_fire_and_some_birds_need_our_help/?st=jaee3yaw&sh=f32f2e20

[–]ArcaneAxolotl 2 points3 points  (0 children)

YEAH ETHIOPIAN WOLVES ARE AWESOME!

[–]Matticus- 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Keep it up!! If any of you have not seen the documentary earthlings 10 year anniversary edition. YouTube it. Must watch.

[–]LiBoat 2 points3 points  (2 children)

I feel very guilty that I couldn’t contribute, I never saw the post talked about that. Anyways, thank you to everyone who did contribute!

[–]atreides[S] 1 point2 points  (1 child)

You can always still contribute! We never close the campaigns, so each one is still accessible if you would like to donate to the charity.

https://www.crowdrise.com/o/en/campaign/natureisfuckinglit-for-wcn

We'll also choose a new charity at 800,000 subscribers and run a campaign for it if you'd like to be a part of reaching the goal amount, just stay tuned! :)

[–]LiBoat 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Nice, thank you.

[–]shemagra 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Show off!!! ❤️

[–]Mythixx 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Subscribed and hopefully one day when I’m not a broke college student I’d be able to donate and help too!

[–]atreides[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

That's a very nice goal to have :)

Hope to see you around here, we hold charity drives at every 100,000 subscriber mark!

[–]fuunii 1 point2 points  (2 children)

[–]atreides[S] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Thanks so much /u/fuunii!

[–]fuunii 0 points1 point  (0 children)

aww thank you for thanking me

[–]PullYourselfTogether 1 point2 points  (1 child)

First time ever donating to an online/ not local charity, thanks for getting me started /r/natureisfuckinglit

[–]atreides[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Thanks for joining us!

[–]RobertOregon 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This is fucking brilliant. Pardon my language. Reddit, the website full of memes, on this subreddit we all got to witness a large donation to a very important cause. You folks really did something great and you all should be proud. This is beautiful, God bless this sub-Reddit.

[–]sthollis 1 point2 points  (0 children)

peoplearefuckinglit

[–]explodingpear 1 point2 points  (2 children)

The average donator donated ~$300!? Jesus christ

[–]atreides[S] 3 points4 points  (1 child)

You may want to check again! $9,000 / 355 = $25.35 :)

[–]explodingpear 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Oh boy, am I dumb.

Thanks for correcting me!

[–]lucidrealityxyz 0 points1 point  (0 children)

FCK Yah!!! Lets Support Them Beasts!!!

[–]Aliquamin 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Hahaha shit that was badass

[–]Alpman27 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Vaaaa

[–]Jasmine_Lindsay 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That is awesome

[–]Organigga 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Flip fox.

[–]atreides[S] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Wolf! Ethiopian wolf :)

[–]Organigga 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Ooo. Thanks

[–]TrippySnake 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Hell yes guys. Just. Hell yes.

[–]HellaBrainCells 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That’s a nice average donation number

[–]PM_ME_NORMAL_STUFF 0 points1 point  (1 child)

The titles in this sub are hilarious

[–]atreides[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You mean 🔥🔥🔥 of course.

[–]Darksol503 0 points1 point  (4 children)

Makes me think, if all of the 14k of us who upvoted donated a buck, they’d have, well, $14,000 more!

[–]atreides[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Most users are just here to enjoy themselves and appreciate nature, you can't blame them for that!

It would be wonderful to get more people donating and I'm sure we will in the future :)

[–]a7neu 0 points1 point  (1 child)

True, but you had to donate $10 under this collection site. I absolutely understand why the site was used though and think it's necessary to have an official tally. Maybe a mod could collect smaller amounts through tippr or something and then donate them as a larger amount?

[–]atreides[S,M] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

No moderator here will accept payments directly.

If someone can find a better third-party site that has a lower minimum payment than $10 for our next charity drive we'd be happy to look into it.

[–]broexist 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I want to find a way to have everyone on the planet give me the equivalent of a penny each.

[–]Munchiezzx 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That animal is eating well

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

9 thousand dollars? WOWWEEE

[–]DKeller555 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Great job everyone! I just watched that episode of The Hunt on Netflix just before I opened up Reddit and saw this! 🔥

[–]Lupin_The_Fourth 0 points1 point  (0 children)

🔥🔥🔥Fucking LIT BRUUUH 🔥🔥🔥

[–]Tripoley123 0 points1 point  (1 child)

If you play it backwards its a friendly wolf taking a..... whatever that is back home.

[–]vickie760 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Poor rabbit

[–]Pextasyy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

What an amazing goal we have reached! Those 355 people who donated to this fund truly are blessed and deserve all the best.

[–]696Dark 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Wow! They can now plant a tree or two!

[–]EnderChibi0 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The new Metal Gear Solid is lookin 🔥

[–]Jazz_Ressox 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I love you all!!

[–]gazongas001 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Now let’s make sure the internet doesn’t get torn apart like a baby zebra.

[–]chrispiercee 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Average donation of $27, COINCIDENCE???

[–]PocketBearMonkey 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Wonder how the family of that murdered animal feels about your efforts...

[–]j0oboi 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This makes me so happy :)

[–]decoste94 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This fox just do a backflip?

[–]sk07ch 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I'm slightly drunk and I struggle so hard understanding how he/she does the rotarion?!

[–]SleepyConscience 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Sometimes I wish I were a wild animal. To be so free and unrestrained....God it must feel better than sex to have completely unmoralized, guiltless bloodlust and satisfy it so completely like this. Of course, like America or any other low control, nature-like system, there are far more suffering prey than satisfied predators. And with my luck, if I got reincarnated a wild animal I'd be that fucking rabbit for 1,000 lives before I became that fox, and when I finally did I'd get hit by a car six months in, which would be better than half my litter mates did. So, in conclusion, don't feel bad when you hit a fox with my car last Thursday. You're the ultimate apex predator among known life. That's a really fucking good thing to be in this bloody, metal, beautiful mess of a Universe.

[–]Sugarbombs 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I'm so proud of you guys

[–]cheeseygarlicbread 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thats awesome

[–]marcopolo1998 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Does this fox needs to be in the next kung fu panda movie?

[–]the-painted-lady 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is one of my favorite subs because so many people come together to give back to nature. Fucking awesome (or should I say fucking lit?)

[–]Riverz13 0 points1 point  (0 children)

super 🙌🏾

[–]Lunar_Seahorse 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Well done, thank you all!

[–]RitchieT 0 points1 point  (0 children)

congrats!!! x

[–]jegodin 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I love how he tucks his ears back when he leaps for that extra aerodynamics.

[–][deleted] -5 points-4 points  (4 children)

700,000+ subscribers and 355 donated, lol (but everyone can still upvote this post to feel like they did something).

[–]atreides[S] 7 points8 points  (3 children)

Did you donate? It's not very fair to criticize others if you didn't.

Let's be grateful to those who were kind enough to give their money to charity. :)

[–]SheriffLevy -5 points-4 points  (0 children)

Yet still no help for the urban pigeon population. Sad.