Friday, July 29, is International Tiger Day, a full day devoted to celebrating one of nature’s most iconic animals.
But this global day of celebration–-founded in 2010 to raise awareness about the big cat’s growing plight–is also bittersweet.
Tigers may rule out in the jungle, but they’re no match for man-made evils like poaching, habitat loss, pollution, and climate change. Unless something changes — and fast — experts predict tigers could go extinct within the next decade.
The tiger’s tragic dilemma inspired one of Greater Good Charities’ signature programs, Project Peril, which is racing to save this incredible animal from extinction.
We do this by protecting tigers and tiger habitat, promoting tiger-friendly policies, reducing human-tiger conflict, and proactively working to stop poaching.
What you can do
Support ‘Fighting for Wildlife’ by donating as little as $1 – It only takes a minute. Thank you.
Fighting for Wildlife supports approved wildlife conservation organizations, which spend at least 80 percent of the money they raise on actual fieldwork, rather than administration and fundraising. When making a donation you can designate for which type of initiative it should be used – wildlife, oceans, forests or climate.