Tiger SOS: our first ever public fundraising appeal
Monday 11 July 2011
The Sumatran tiger now faces a situation so dire, that for the first time in its 186-year history, ZSL has launched a public appeal for donations.
In just 70 years, three, possibly even four, subspecies of tiger have become extinct in the wild. With numbers dwindling to just 300 wild individuals, if we don’t act now the Sumatran tiger will be next.
ZSL aims to raise £2million by 2013, in a bid to Give Tigers a Tomorrow. ZSL will develop a conservation centre and home for Sumatran tigers at ZSL London Zoo and fund crucial conservation projects for their wild counterparts.
Tiger SOS will work to reverse the fate of the Sumatran tiger using the unique position we have to connect wild tigers and zoo tigers; breeding tigers at ZSL London Zoo as part of the overall conservation support programme, and applying that support to our cutting edge projects to save wild tigers in Indonesia.
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Over the last decade the wild tiger population has been decimated, with a massive 95% drop in numbers.
Tiger SOS is a campaign to raise money for ZSL’s tiger conservation work in Sumatra as well as developing a state-of-the art Tiger Conservation Headquarters right in the heart of central London.