I have received this message from the InterTubes:
I am contacting you on behalf of the Blog Monkey Initiative. The Blog Monkey Initiative is an attempt to get to get a monkey species named after the blogosphere and at the same time help renowned biologist and … [so called] “Hero of the Planet” Marc van Roosmalen by raising money so he can get back to his important work.
You can find out more details here:
Interview with Marc van Roosmalen
I’m not going to advocate for or against this project for the simple reason that I feel like I know something about primate conservation and ecology, you should expect thoughtful and meaningful commentary from me on this, yet I have not read this material in any detail. So I’m not endorsing it, just passing it on to you as something that seems very much worth looking at.
Plus it would be cool to have a monkey named after the blogosphere.
What they should really do is to challenge the bloggers to compete to raise more money, and whoever gets the most money together gets the monkey named after their blog. Imagine: Gregladensblogus gregsladensblogii
Of course, you know the outcome would actually be:
Anyway, do look at this and let me know what you think.