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Save Wild Tiger campaign will go global!

This week Save Wild Tigers feature in the Oxford Times as Simon Clinton talks to them about our plans for 2014. 

The newspaper reports:

'Simon Clinton says his love of tigers dates back to his childhood in Malaysia but he has only recently begun campaigning to save the endangered beasts.The resident of Aston Rowant near Watlington now plans to take his Save Wild Tigers campaign into Asia and has even managed to recruit the Malaysian Royal family to support his cause.

He said: “Up until now I have been very UK-centric and we will continue doing things here but this is a global issue so it is important we take the message into these countries, working with locals.

“It cannot be done by us waving a stick and telling them what to do. We should be helping them.”

Mr Clinton, who works in marketing, began campaigning for tigers three years ago, and set up his non-profit group a year ago. To break into Asia he has worked with Eastern and Oriental Express to organise a train journey through the south east of the continent later this year, which includes a gala dinner with the Malaysian royal family.Mr Clinton, whose campaign has also attracted the support of Queen guitarist Brian May and actress Joanna Lumley, said: “It has been fantastic and overwhelming to see this campaign grow so quickly and public feedback has been amazing.'

Read the full story here: 

http://www.oxfordtimes.co.uk/news/yourtown/oxford/11016688.Wild_tigers_campaign_will_go_global/?ref=erec



Show tigers some LOVE this valentine's day!

Show tigers some LOVE this valentine's day and help us raise essential funds to protect the remaining 3,500 tigers left in the wild. 

Text TIGER to 70800 to give £3 to vital and targeted tiger conservation efforts. 

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Help us take action this week to end Illegal Wildlife Crime

In just three days time (13th Feb) the UK government will be hosting an international conference on illegal wildlife trade. 

The London conference, which will focus on tigers, elephants and rhinos, aims to tackle three interlinked aspects of illegal wildlife trade:

1. strengthening law enforcement and the criminal justice system

2. reducing demand for illegal wildlife products

3. supporting the development of sustainable livelihoods for communities affected by illegal wildlife trade

Whilst all three aspects are vital to reducing wildlife crime, here at Save Wild Tigers we want to focus on one of these aspects this week in the countdown to the London conference and we ask you to join us.

We ask you to write to the Chinese ambassador in your country and ask them how we can work together in the spirit of cooperation to reduce the demand for illegal wildlife products.

With fewer than 3,500 tigers left in the wild, poaching is the number one threat to the species survival and has been one of the main causes of the tigers tragic decline. Reducing the demand for tiger parts and products is therefore vital for the longterm survival of the species. It is crucial that we work together with countries such as China in order to do this effectively.

Read more about the conference here: https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/illegal-wildlife-trade-2014



Driven by a burning bright passion to help wild tigers...

Simon Clinton, the founder of Save Wild Tigers, talks to the EIA about his passion for conservation and what inspired him to set up Save Wild Tigers.

I was recently asked, in a live radio interview in Kuala Lumpur why an Englishman from London, with a background in marketing & advertising, producing TV ads for brands such as The Happy Egg Co, had come to Malaysia to help save wild tigers?

For me the answer was simple – I grew up in Malaysia; indeed, my first exposure to tigers was here as a child in the early ’70s and, like so many people, I have been captivated by their magnificence ever since.

I have always been passionate about conservation; however, around five years ago I was asked to help market and launch Europe’s first-ever tiger art exhibition, here in London at Asia House. Only then did the irony hit me, that this stunning tiger-inspired art exhibition, with some of the pieces dating back thousands of years, could soon be the only way in which we see tigers. Art and pictures … could this really be the legacy we leave our future generations if we do not act, and act quickly?

My reaction was to set up Save Wild Tigers in 2011 as a non-profit organisation, bringing big marketing thinking and creativity to the cause globally. No spin here – the situation is desperate; there are now fewer than 3,500 tigers left in the wild and 95 per cent of their traditional habitat has been destroyed. Having roamed the planet for over two million years, we now face the prospect that we have 10 years left to save the wild tiger, or 10 years until possible extinction. We need to act now, to cut through the negativity, the scepticism and sometimes the simple lack of interest and move forward to  inspire and capture the public’s (and core stakeholders’) imaginations. We need to convert that enthusiasm into action and essential, critically required funds. Working very closely with our NGO partners, the Environmental Investigation Agency and the Born Free Foundation, we are forging a powerful team.

Read the full article here: http://www.eia-international.org/driven-by-a-burning-bright-passion-to-help-wild-tigers



WE ARE EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE FURTHER DETAILS REGARDING OUR EXCLUSIVE JOURNEY ON BOARD THE EASTERN AND ORIENTAL TIGER EXPRESS.

THE JOURNEY OF A LIFETIME. THE CAUSE OF A LIFETIME.

When? 2nd-6th October 2014

Where? Singapore - Bangkok

5 Days & 4 Nights

This incredible trip will begin on the 2nd of October 2014 at the renowned Raffles hotel in Singapore. Enjoy a luxurious evening stay and glamorous breakfast reception at this iconic hotel, known for its intoxicating blend of luxury, history and colonial ambience.

Indulge in a scrumptious breakfast on the 3rd of October before boarding the Eastern and Oriental Express where your journey begins.Savour the scenery and travel up in to Malaysia through gently unfolding rural landscapes in the heart of the tiger's historical habitat. Arrive in Kuala Lumpur early evening and transfer to the magnificent five star Majestic hotel in Kuala Lumpur for a star studded drinks reception and gala dinner. This exclusive event will most definitely be a memorable night not to be missed! Following the dinner, guests will re-join the train and the adventure will continue.

On the 4th of October, the train will continue through the stunning Malaysian countryside up to Penang where it will stop for a wonderful reception and inspirational tiger art exhibition. You will then cross the border in to Thailand and you can relax and unwind whilst enjoying a Michelin star dinner on board as you watch the sun set over the beautiful countryside.

From ancient temples to jungle clad hills, the 5th of October will be filled with discovery and tiger experts will be on board to answer your every question. In the morning guests will alight at the River Kwai Bridge station for a cruise along the picturesque river with a local historian. They will also visit the Thailand-Burma Railway Centre and the Don Rak War Cemetery. Guests will arrive in Bangkok late afternoon and transfer to the incredible Mandarin Oriental hotel where you will spend the night and enjoy a fabulous VIP drinks reception to celebrate the end of this iconic journey.On the 6th of October you can explore and enjoy the wonderful sites of Bangkok at your leisure whilst soaking up the fabulous Thai culture. 

Ticket prices start from:

£2,960 GBP*

$5,495 AUD*

$4,910 USD*

For further details and booking information, please visit http://www.easternandorientalexpress.com/tiger or call 0845 619 1217.

*Approximately 30% of ticket price will go directly to targeted tiger conservation programmes.