Ed Norton to Run NYC Marathon for Wildlife Conservation
Norton became involved with the Trust about eight years ago during his first visit to Kenya, where he met founder Luca Belpietro. "Their approach to conservation is a model for the kind of partnerships we need to forge if we're going to solve the puzzle of being human but living sustainably within our environment," Norton said. The Trust's initiative helps to protect the land itself, cultivating its uses for people and animals.
While it's home to the Maasai people, the section of Kenya Norton is working to protect also serves as residence to an array of wildlife, whose well-being is in danger due to overgrazing, diversion of water, land sales and poaching. With funds raised by the marathon, Norton hopes to help create conservancy zones for the lions, giraffes, zebras and other creatures who find sanctuary here. The Wilderness Conservation Trust also aims to protect access to springs and other water sources and help limit animal-human conflict.
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