INTERNATIONAL TIGER DAY
Because of all of our wonderful supporters purchasing TJ tiger merchandise, the fundraiser, benefiting the Corbett Foundation, for International Tiger Day was a huge success. Between online sales and our $5,000 match, we were able to donate a grand total of $17,240 to this worthwhile cause. This donation will allow around 215 additional fences to be built on the reserve saving the lives of many big cats in the wild. Thank you!
International Tiger Day Was JULY 29, 2017
Please join us in saving wild tigers from drowning in open wells!
Big Cat Rescue will match the profit from your purchases of our International Tiger Day merchandise – and any donations you make on that merchandise page – dollar for dollar up to $5000 and donate it to the Corbett Foundation’s in situ work to protect wild tigers, leopards and other animals in India from falling into open farm wells. The funds will be used to construct fences around the wells, keeping the big cats from falling into these very deep wells and drowning.
Big Cat Rescue has designed a unique line of International Tiger Day merchandise featuring our very own TJ tiger to raise much-needed funds to construct fences around open wells in farming villages in India. Currently about 2500 of these open farm wells exist, many in the core zone of the Tiger Reserve. It costs approximately $100 to construct a fence around one well in India. WITH YOUR HELP, we hope to donate $10,000, which will fence in 100 wells and save wild tigers and leopards!
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At top: Example of fenced farm well in the Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve in India. Photo courtesy of Corbett Foundation
One specific area the Corbett Foundation is working on is the Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve. Open farm wells, dug by villagers, in the buffer zone of the Tiger Reserve, are proving to be deathtraps for wild animals, with several cases reported of tigers and leopards drowning by accidentally falling into the open wells. The Corbett Foundation has initiated a project to install chain-link fencing around such open farm wells to prevent accidental drownings of tigers, leopards and other wild animals who fall into these deep, unmarked wells.
Endangered wild tigers and leopards in India already face enormous challenges to their survival…let’s help them remove one obstacle that we can control by fencing these open farms wells!
Big Cat Rescue will match the profit from the sales of our line of International Tiger Day merchandise – and any donations on our merchandise page – dollar for dollar up to $5000. It is our goal to send the Corbett Foundation a donation of $10,000 following International Tiger Day 2017 –July 29. As an added incentive, post a photo of yourself wearing or holding your International Tiger Day gear on our Facebook page on July 29 to be entered into a drawing for an original tiger paw print painting!!
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More about the Corbett Foundation:
The Corbett Foundation is a charitable, non-profit and non-governmental organization solely committed to the conservation of wildlife. They work towards a harmonious coexistence between human beings and wildlife across some of the most important wildlife habitats in India, namely Corbett Tiger Reserve, Kanha and Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserves, Kaziranga Tiger Reserve and around the Greater Rann of Kutch. Local Communities and wildlife share natural ecosystems and this often raises conflict, so the health and wellbeing of these communities are often directly linked to their willingness to participate in wildlife conservation efforts. The Corbett foundation has implemented its programs in over 400 villages in the last decade. Learn more at www.corbettfoundation.org