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Dutch Postcode Lottery
The Dutch Postcode Lottery (Nationale Postcode Loterij) was founded in 1989 to support charities working towards a just, healthy and green world. The lottery raises funds for its charities and publicizes their work.
With the Postcode Lottery, your zip code forms your lottery number. That means you and your neighbors can win together. There are now 3 million participants in the Postcode Lottery. Participants have the chance to win hundreds of thousands of prizes each month and support 148 charitable organizations with at least 40 percent of their ticket price. Since the Postcode Lottery was founded, more than 7.3 billion euros have been donated to people and nature. IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare) and many other organizations receive support each year.
The Postcode Lottery and the Friends Lottery form the Holding Nationale Goede Doelen Loterijen. These lotteries are included as a Dutch tradition on the Inventory of Intangible Heritage (UNESCO) list. The format of the Postcode Lottery is also active in Great Britain, Sweden, Germany and Norway. The Charity Lotteries together with the lotteries in these countries are the third largest private funder to charities in the world.
marine mammal rescue meets conservation
Due to the growing threats marine mammals face, there is an urgent need to find practical solutions that reduce those threats and ensure their survival. By combining marine rescue and conservation, IFAW works to provide first responders and marine communities worldwide with expertise on how to rescue cetaceans in distress and release them into safer, healthier environments. We are piloting an intensive care approach for stranded marine mammals on Cape Cod in the United States, a hotspot for strandings. By improving the care stranded animals receive, we expect this initiative to significantly increase the survival rate of mass stranded marine mammals worldwide. We are very grateful to the Dutch Postcode Lottery for supporting IFAW in our work to help save as many marine mammals as possible.