As you may already know, Pleistocene Park
is a reserve in Siberia attempting to recreate the
steppe grassland of the last ice age. They’ve brought several herbivorous
mammals in, including some currently extinct in the region, and plan on
increasing this in the future. So far, the grassland is returning – and this
actually keeps permafrost from melting, preventing methane inside from
contributing to global warming.
But it needs your
help! Nikita Zimov has set up a Kickstarter to raise funds to continue their
work, and make it a serious tool to help stop a catastrophic positive feedback loop of global warming. As of this
writing, they’ve raised almost half of their $106,000 minimum goal. We encourage you to help out if you can!