Often the simplest gesture is the most sincere, this applies to expressing our love. For something unexpected, consider saying “I love you” with a little help from the WILD. RARE EARTH TONES by the Center for Biological Diversity offers cell phone ringtones that include mating and other social calls along with hoots, chirps, growls and trills from animals across the planet. This rare acoustic collection of nature’s most vocal creatures is free to download when you subscribe to their newsletter.

The eerie warble of the Puerto Rican crested toad—a golden-eyed, pebbly skinned species that’s Puerto Rico’s only native toad—is the most recent addition to their lineup of wildlife ringtones. Other popular picks are the siren song of the dugong—a species fabled to have been mistaken for a mermaid by sailors—and the call of an elephant seal pup as it cries for its mother.

Sharing these weird and wonderful sounds of nature with family and friends is sure to surprise and fascinate!

Best of all, it supports a good cause, promoting the appreciation and preservation of biodiversity.

Whether the cry of the Mexican gray wolf or the underwater warbles of the beluga whale, these ringtones provide a starting point for talking about the plight of threatened species worldwide. A conversational catalyst downloaded by over 620,000 people in nearly 180 countries around the globe!

The Center for Biological Diversity focuses on the deep link between human welfare and nature—to the existence in our world of a vast diversity of wild animals and plants. Because diversity has intrinsic value, and because its loss impoverishes society, they work to secure a future for all species, great and small, hovering on the brink of extinction. Doing so through science, law and creative media, with a focus on protecting the lands, waters and climate that species need to survive. 

We want those who come after us to inherit a world where the wild is still alive.

Their site provides a wealth of open-access educational resources for students, researchers, activists, journalists, and citizen scientists. These valuable tools help engage and inform conservation, news, curriculum programmes, preservation campaigns and projects. Your support through donation and membership is key in their work protecting species and their habitat.

A Gift Membership is a significant way to honor someone you love. This form of tribute allows you to share your passion for protecting our natural world and encourages interest in environmental issues. The recipient you name will receive a special letter acknowledging your gift and a year of news, information and opportunities to be more involved.

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