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TIGER INSPIRED ARTWORKS TO BE AVAILABLE FOR BIDDING ONLINE VIA PADDLE8

Save Wild Tigers is pleased to announce that all artworks from the 'Be Inspired' exhibition, plus additional pieces, will be auctioned online powered by Paddle8, the auction house for the 21st century collector.

PREVIEW artworks from 15th September here

'Be Inspired' launches 22nd September at the Club at Cafe Royal. Curated by celebrated British artist Christian Furr, the youngest artist to ever be officially commissioned to paint the Queen, the exhibition will feature artwork from:

Chris Bracey / Christian Furr, Dan Baldwin, Jacky Tsai, Daisuke Sakaguchi, Shauna Richardson, Lauren Baker, Rose Corcoran, Otto Schade, John Gledhill, Julia Wager, Claire Milner, Misha Masek, Pandemonia

More about the exhibition here.

 

MALAYAN TIGER CRITICALLY ENDANGERED

The Malayan Tiger has been placed under the "critically endangered" category by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

The IUCN said that the number of mature Malayan tigers is "likely less than 250," which represents a decline by 25% in one generation (seven years).

In 2014, Save Wild Tigers ran INSPIRE, the largest Tiger event in Malaysian history, sponsored by YTL, to raise funds for Malayan tiger conservation. At this event last year we raised the issue that only 250 tigers were left in the wild. The news is now official.

Our suspicions have been confirmed however it’s dreadful that we have got to this situation. We urge the Malaysian government to act quickly, or it will be too late !

Save Wild Tigers founder, Simon Clinton, says, “It’s time for the Malaysian people to speak up and demand ACTION.”

Read more at: http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Nation/2015/07/29/malayan-tiger-now-near-extinct/

 

GLOBAL TIGER DAY – 29th July 2015 – #WhereRtheTigers ?

Today we celebrate the magnificence of the iconic Wild Tiger. It’s a day of HOPE - that we can still turn hope into action, action into survival.

It’s also a day to acknowledge that another year has passed, bringing this majestic species closer to extinction. A day to remind us that time is running out and there is so much more work to do.

Today, we need to bring Wild Tigers back onto the Global Agenda; we cannot accept complacency- we expect governments to act. Did you know that there far are more tigers in captivity than there are in the wild? While 3,200 tigers are left in the wild globally, the USA has 10,000 tigers in captivity. Meanwhile, China has 6,000 tigers in breeding farms, bred for their skins and parts to be sold and used in products such as Tiger Bone Wine. We ask the US Congress and the Chinese Government to act together to get tigers out of captivity and back into the wild, where they belong.

We also need to reach out to our communities to drive a global campaign for survival & remind the world that tiger habitats are still disappearing, that poaching and the illegal trade of tiger skins and parts is a global industry, and that wild tiger numbers continue to fall.

Please don’t stop thinking about tigers until next year rolls around… every day is the day to save Wild Tigers.

Together, we can get Wild Tigers back on the Global Agenda. THE CLOCK IS TICKING…

 

SAVE WILD TIGERS MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN INDIA REDUCING TIGER ATTACKS AND HELPING SAVE THE FOREST

Save Wild Tigers are a major supporter and partner of the “Satpuda Tiger landscape programme” in central India, established by the Born Free Foundation working with local NGO partners.

Throughout Tiger landscapes in India, the need for cooking fuel drives villagers living alongside tigers into the forest searching for wood for their stoves. Whilst degrading the habitat they can also find themselves in danger from Wild Tiger attacks.

 

SAVE WILD TIGERS MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN INDIA

Save Wild Tigers are proud to have supported the Satpuda landscape Tiger programme (SLTP) (one of the largest tiger conservation schemes in the world!), in central India over the past 5 years.

Around 400 Wild tigers roam across 7 interconnected Tiger reserves, including- Kanha, Melghat, Pench, Saptuda-Bori, Tadoba-Andhari and Navegaon-Nagzira. The Satpuda scheme is a critical and extremely effective conservation programme that we want to share some more facts about.

Established by Born Free & WildCru (Oxford university) 10 years ago, the programme is run by local independent NGO`s on the ground including- TRACT, CAT, Corbett foundation, Bombay Natural History society, Satpuda foundation and the NCSA. This has been a great example & model of how partners can work side by side to maximise the ultimate goal of ensuring the wild Tiger not only survives, but thrives.

Save Wild Tigers will be posting specific details of our involvement, results & plans for the future over the next few months-- so stay posted!!

 

BE INSPIRED

Save Wild Tigers announce the biggest tiger event in Europe this year; our exciting 2015 Gala dinner, to be held at the iconic SAVOY Hotel London on Friday 9th October.

“This will be our most spectacular evening yet - a night not to be missed!” (Simon Clinton, Founder of SWT)

This event follows the hugely successful Save Wild Tigers Gala dinner in Malaysia last October with the Malaysian Royal Family, and our last London Gala event at the St Pancras Renaissance hotel in 2013.

Join us for this magnificent evening which includes a special drinks reception followed by a stunning dinner, inspiring entertainment, tiger themed art and a few surprises!

Tickets now on sale @£275 per ticket (tables of 10 available).

To reserve your tickets please email inspire@savewildtigers.org

For more details please contact us on +44 (0) 1628 498492

All profits from this event will go to our Save Wild Tiger initiative projects run by the Environmental Investigation Agency and the Born Free Foundation. 

 

LOAS SIN CITY IS AN ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE SUPERMARKET FOR VISITING CHINESE TOURISTS

Save Wild Tigers are proud to be associated in part funding this great piece of work by Debbie and the EIA team. 
In 'Sin City: Illegal Wildlife Trade in Laos’ Special Economic Zone', the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) documents how the Golden Triangle Special Economic Zone (GT SEZ) in Bokeo Province has effectively become a lawless playground.
 
The complex comprises a casino, hotel, shops, restaurants, a shooting range and massage parlours, and visitors can openly buy endangered species products including tigers, leopards, elephants, rhinos, pangolins, helmeted hornbills, snakes and bears – smuggled in from Asia and Africa.
 
Do try and read this - http://eia-international.org/reports/sin-city-illegal-wildlife-trade-in-laos-special-economic-zone - it once again reminds us why we must act. 

 

 

SAVE WILD TIGERS MALAYSIA AND PEKA: SEE NATURE, SEE LIFE. 

We are currently seeing unprecedented levels of deforestation across the world and Malaysia is no exception. The video on the left by PEKA Malaysia looks at deforestation across Malaysia - all footage has been shot within the last few months and illustrates the destruction taking place around the nation.

"The problem is not ignorance. The problem is greed. We are aware of the effects, yet we still allow this to happen. If we as the future generation do not take action, who else will?"

Save the Forest. Save the Tiger. Save Life.