|Online casino, GoldenPalace.com, has come forward as the generous bidder who recently paid $650,000 in an auction hosted by www.charityfolks.com for the right to name the new species of monkey discovered in western Bolivia’s Madidi National Park by Dr. Robert Wallace of the Wildlife Conservation Society.|
It’s a dream of all scientists to name a new species and achieve ‘scientific immortality,’ but Dr. Wallace relinquished that right for the sake of conservation, as he viewed the auction as an opportunity to raise funds and awareness for South America’s poorest nation.
GoldenPalace.com’s significant donation will go to FUNDESNAP, the Bolivian organization responsible for helping manage the Madidi National Park. The funds will help maintain the monkey’s home – a park which ranges from lowland forests to alpine meadows in an area about the size of New Jersey. ‘We thought it was amazing,’ said Adam Felton, whose son and daughter-in-law helped Dr. Wallace discover the new species, ‘In Bolivia, the interest from that much money will pay for seven park guards for ever.’
GoldenPalace.com has announced that the common name, or name that people will use to refer to the new species, will be ‘GoldenPalace.com Monkey;’ the species’ formal Latinized name will be Callicebus aureipalatii.
‘We are happy to have this opportunity to help out a very worthy cause’ said GoldenPalace.com CEO Richard Rowe. ‘This species will bear our name for as long as it exists. Hundreds, even thousands of years from now, the GoldenPalace.com Monkey will live to carry our name through the ages.’
GoldenPalace.com has created a special website – www.GoldenPalaceMonkey.com – where people can join in their efforts to support Madidi National Park and protect the casino’s new mascot. 100% of the proceeds generated from these efforts will go to preserving the monkey’s natural rainforest habitat.