Neha Rao wrote -
Can you believe that only approximately 3,200 tigers are left? I started working on this cause three years ago and I've been fortunate enough to work with Clemson University and meet many important people of the Global Tiger Forum and the Global Tiger Initiative. Over the summer, I visited the Nagarhole Tiger Reserve in Karnataka, India and met with its director in order to learn more about the daily challenges they face. Through my experience, I've realized that money is what is needed most by all of these tiger conservation efforts and it's our responsibility to take part in this cause by raising money and awareness.
Funding has helped Panthera reach key results in tiger conservation such as:
- Creation of the world’s largest tiger reserve in the Hukaung Valley, Myanmar
- Panthera’s Tigers Forever program led to the government supported ban on all commercial hunting of any wildlife in Johor State, Malaysia.
- Recognition of Tigers Forever sites as the country’s best protected areas in Thailand, Lao PDR, Malaysia, India, and Myanmar
- Completion of landscape-wide tiger surveys across northern Sumatra’s Aceh province- remote and rugged areas that had never been surveyed
Please know that any amount of money will make a huge difference to this cause! Thank you.
Panthera's mission: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKbcCzvaXPU
Picture photographer and source: Michael Nichols; National Geographic
Also, please be sure to check out my own blog: https://tigersmatter.wordpress.com/