EVENT DATE: May 18, 2013
Panthera is one of my absolute favorite organizations. Anyone who knows me, knows I have a passionate view on tiger conservation. One day, I hope to be one of these amazing people in the field, saving these amazing animals. Until then, I hope to do as much as I can for this great cause as a student. That is why I have set a three month goal to raise as much as possible for this cause.
Panthera's mission is:
"To ensure the future of wild cats through scientific leadership and global conservation action."
Best of all, 100% of the funds you donate will go directly to the field, where it matters most.
The tiger is the world's largest cat but also one of the most threatened with extinction. Here are some statistics from Panthera:
- As recently as 100 years ago, there were as many as 100,000 wild tigers living in Asia. Today, fewer than 3,200 remain.
- 3 subspecies of tiger have already gone extinct in the last 80 years
- Tigers no longer live in 93 percent of their historic range
- Wild tigers are being directly hunted to meet the demands of the illegal wildlife trade market.
There is still hope. Organizations such as Panthera are making a difference but they can't do it alone. Tigers can be extinct in as little as 12 years and it is our duty to do everything we can to save these big cats.
Every little bit counts and I hope you will help in making a small donation on their behalf.
Visit Panthera's website: http://www.panthera.org/
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