"BE INSPIRED" LONDON 2015 A ROARING SUCCESS!
A massive thank you to everyone involved for helping to make our two-part "Be Inspired" tiger extravaganza happen this September/ October.
Kicking off with a prestigious tiger inspired art exhibition at the Club at Cafe Royal, curated by Celebrated British artist Christian Furr, continuing with an online art auction via Paddle8, and culminating with our Gala Dinner at the Savoy hotel, featuring extraordinary performances by Beverley Knight and the London Community Gospel Choir.
Special thanks go to the team at the Club at Cafe Royal, the team at Paddle8, the team at the Savoy, and all our wonderful volunteers, artists, and entertainers!
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.”
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” (SLTP) (one of the largest tiger conservation schemes in the world!) 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.
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.