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Wildlife Initiatives You Really Should Care About

In 2013, the United Nations proclaimed March 3rd as the date of signature for UN World Wildlife Day. This day is meant to celebrate and raise awareness for all the wild animals and plants. In 2018, this day will be celebrated under the theme “Big cats: predators under threat.” Let’s have a look at these wildlife initiatives that we all should care about. We found four organizations relevant in this space.

World Wildlife Fund

This world’s leading conservation organization has, like Raptim, Dutch roots. WWF works in 100 countries and has drawn support from close to 5 million members globally. WWF combines global reach with a foundation in science and involves action at every level from local to global. Saving nature is at the very heart of what WWF does. For over 50 years, their mission has been to find solutions that save life on our planet. They apply the best science available and working closely with local communities. They have a dedicated Facebook page for big cats at WWFTiger.

National Geographic – Big Cats Initiative

National Geographic’s Big Cats Initiative was founded in 2009. That’s when filmmakers and conservationists came together in action to halt the decline of big cats in the wild. The initiative supports efforts to save big cats through assessment, on-the-ground conservation, education, and global public-awareness campaigns.

WCS – Big Cats

WCS uses science to discover and understand the natural world. This knowledge helps them engage and inspire decision-makers and communities to take action to protect the wildlife and wild places we all care about. The goal of WCS for big cats is to ensure stable populations and stable ranges. WCS focuses on tigers and lions, in particular, since they have been subject to such losses. The long-term objective is to support their recovery to sustainable levels.

African People & WildlifeBig Cats Conservation Initiative

The Northern Tanzania Big Cats Conservation Initiative is made possible through donations of the National Geographic Big Cat Initiative. They envision a world where rural communities and wildlife coexist and thrive, united through our understanding of the synergies between conservation and sustainable development. The Northern Tanzania Big Cats Conservation Initiative is dedicated to the long-term protection of highly threatened African lions, cheetahs, and leopards. The initiative also works to maintain vital landscape connectivity for these big cats across six programmatic areas.

More on NGOs

There are countless projects in which NGOs are selflessly involved in. We really hope with all our hearts that each and every one succeeds. Please follow our blog for more stories and travel information. Do you know another organization that provides relief to the wildlife? Should we add it to the list? Feel free to contact us via Twitter.