Last Chance For Animals Fundraising Gala 2016 Part 3 &4
Last Chance for Animals (LCA) annual star-studded fundraising gala honoring notable animal activists featured a spectacular African-theme in celebration of the “Albert Schweitzer Award” honorees: Prince Emmanuel de Merode, Director of the Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Anthony Caere, Head of Virunga’s Air Wing Unit.
The gala will benefit LCA’s efforts to support the rangers at Virunga National Park and its’ critically endangered mountain gorilla population. Defending the park and its’ inhabitants from poachers, militants, and environmental exploitation is an on-going battle for Virunga’s rangers who risk their lives daily to protect part of the less than 900 mountain gorillas remaining in the wild. In the past decade, over 150 rangers in Africa’s oldest park have been murdered in what is considered the most dangerous conservation job in the world.
Last Chance for Animals (LCA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to eliminating animal exploitation through education, investigations, legislation, and public awareness campaigns. Since its formation in 1984, LCA has succeeded as one of the nation’s pioneer animal advocacy groups. LCA’s educational and public outreach programs have empowered the public to make positive changes for animals in their communities.
For additional information, visit lcanimal.org.