Helping To Protect The Lives of Manatees and Dugongs
supporting Sirenian International, Inc.
Traveling thousands of miles across the globe, attempting one of the
most arduous marathons in the world...thousands of steps...running 13.1 miles,
join a determined "non-athlete's" awareness campaign dedicated to conservation.
Wendy Lynn Parlier is...
"Stepping Up For Dugongs"
Dedicating this marathon to dugong awareness in Asia.
Marathon, Half Marathon, 10 km & 5 km on the Great Wall of China
- May 19, 2012 -
Beijing and Huangyaguan, China
"Kathy Loper Events is proud to announce our 11th Annual tour of the Great Wall Marathon, Half Marathon, and 10K in Beijing, China on Saturday May 19, 2012 This unique sporting and touring opportunity, under the direction of the Danish and Chinese Athletic Federations is an incredible experience for both the participant and spectator." See Video
I'm running for awareness because...
Gentle Giants Need Your Help!
Manatees and dugongs around the world need our protection due to threatened habitats, injuries, sickness and overhunting, and you can make a difference. Found throughout the warm waters of North and South America, Asia, Australia and Africa, these marine mammals are magnificent creatures to behold and play an important role in their native ecosystems. Through conservation and rehabilitation efforts, we can contribute to the survival of these vulnerable and endangered animals.
Running the globe...
Marathon Aquatica was created as a fundraising and awareness platform to help protect the surviving members of the order Sirenia. These species include the West Indian Manatee, the Amazonian Manatee, the West African Manatee and the Dugong. Created as an independent project by Wendy Lynn Parlier, the aim of Marathon Aquatica is to complete seven marathons on seven continents raising funds and awareness for nonprofit organizations dedicated to protecting the lives of manatees and dugongs. Learn more
Don't forget to check out Wendy Lynn's Blog as she updates everyone on her training progress.
West Indian Manatee, Crystal River, Florida. Photo courtesy of Dr. James "Buddy" Powell
Marathon Aquatica partners with well-established and registered 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organizations. Marathon Aquatica does not collect or keep any donation amount. All donations are securely processed and go directly to the partnering charity. Marathon registration fees, travel expenses, promotional material, claims and all other expenses are the sole responsibility of Wendy Lynn Parlier and are not paid for from donations.
Curious about where dugongs live in Asia?
Dugongs in Asia - Wildlife Parks, Marine Sanctuaries and Reserves. Click here.
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Save Our Dugongs!
Promoting the long-term conservation of manatee and dugong populations around
the world through research, education, and inter-cultural collaboration.
Photo (c) Doug Perrine/Seapics.com for Sirenian International.
Okinawa - Japan
Association to Protect Northernmost Dugong
West Papua - Indonesia
Supporting Dugong Conservation and Ecotourism
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