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Last chance to make a donation that will be matched to help protect the world's big cats

14 October, 2014 - 16:05 -- World Land Trust

October 2014 - Donations have been flowing into World Land Trust’s (WLT) Big Cat Appeal since the start of Big Cat Big Match Fortnight on 1 October 2014.

With just one more day of the fortnight to run, a combination of public donations and matched funds pledged in advance brings the appeal total to £310,000, but the appeal target is £500,000 and more donations are urgently needed.

WLT Patron Sir David Attenborough is backing WLT’s Big Cat Appeal, which will fund habitat conservation for Bengal Tigers in northern India as well as territory for big cats in other parts of the world.

“Tigers are magnificent creatures. It would be a tragedy if they were to be lost to the world. But if we don’t act fast to provide them with suitable territory to live in, they will disappear.”
Sir David Attenborough, WLT Patron

“Tigers are magnificent creatures. It would be a tragedy of truly monumental proportions if they were to be lost to the world. Not only that, it would be totally inexcusable on our part but if we don’t act fast to provide them with suitable territory to live in, they will disappear. We mustn’t let that happen,” said Sir David, who is actively encouraging the public to donate during Big Match Fortnight.

“If you make a donation during the first two weeks of October it will be matched pound for pound and will go straight to saving tigers and other threatened big cats,” he said.

WLT Council member Bill Oddie is also a champion of Big Cat Big Match Fortnight. In a short video he urges donors to give before the end of Big Match Fortnight, which closes on 15 October 2014.

All funds raised will go towards conserving big cat habitat. One of several projects that will receive funding from the Big Cat Appeal is the Chilkiya-Kota Corridor for Bengal Tigers in northern India.

Once Big Cat Big Match Fortnight has finished WLT will still be urgently raising funds to reach our target for the appeal, but 15 October is the last date that donations will be matched pound for pound.

Full press release and notes for editors:
PDFwww.worldlandtrust.org/documents/press-release-big-match-fortnight-last-chance-to-make-a-donation-that-will-be-matched-Oct-10-2015.pdf

Contact for more information:
McCluskey International, Judy McCluskey / Sarah Salord / Jessica Meins
T: 020 8747 2170 E: worldlandtrust@mccluskey.co.uk

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