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Wild cats are some of the most beautiful, iconic, and charismatic species roaming the planet. From the jaguars and pumas of the Americas, to the lions, leopards and cheetahs of Africa, and the tigers and snow leopards of Asia, these top predators span many of the world’s wildest landscapes. But with their habitat increasingly lost and fragmented, their prey often wiped out, and the cats themselves killed as pests or hunted for their body parts, many wild cat populations are threatened with extinction. While the current situation seems dire, Panthera recognizes that all of these cat species can persist and thrive if the correct actions are taken - across their entire range.

In November I'll be travelling to one of the most remote parts of the Himalayas in Nepal to take part in a challenging two week trek to the top of Pike Peak. 

After two and half days of travelling we'll get to the start of the trek in Jiri, and from there we make our way up through the jungle (dodging ticks and leaches) through the foothills and up into the mountains. From there it's several days of non-stop uphill...

Pike Peak is just over 4000m (that's 13,000ft in old money) above sea level, so the lack of oxygen and threat of altitude sickness won't make the trek any easier! 

I'm doing this to raise money for Pathera (http://www.panthera.org/) .

Panthera was founded in 2006 with the sole mission of conserving the world's 36 species of wild cats. Utilizing the knowledge and expertise of the world’s top cat biologists, Panthera develops, implements, and oversees range-wide species conservation strategies for the world’s largest, most imperiled cats – tigers, lions, jaguars and snow leopards. By working through partnerships with local and international NGO’s, scientific institutions, and local and national government agencies, Panthera has brought together a critical mass of passion, expertise, and large-scale strategic thinking.

Panthera guarantees that 100% of your donation goes to field conservation of wild cats, and as I'm covering the costs of the trip myself you can be sure that every penny you give goes to where it's needed.

If you need any persuasion of how important this is please check out the BBC documentary series "Lost Land of the TIgers" - http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00ty69k - and in fact you can hear more about the work Panthera are involved in there.

Please help save the incredible animals that the big cats are - there are few things in the world that are quite so beautiful!

Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving – they’ll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to the charity and make sure Gift Aid is reclaimed on every eligible donation by a UK taxpayer. So it’s the most efficient way to donate - I raise more, whilst saving time and cutting costs for the charity.

So please dig deep and donate now.

Raising money for

Panthera Wildlife Trust

Panthera Wildlife Trust

Charity Registration No. 1119551

Panthera is an international nonprofit whose sole mission is the conservation of the world's largest & most imperiled wild cats-tigers, lions, jaguars and snow leopards. Panthera also operates conservation projects for cheetahs, leopards & cougars & supports research for other cat species.

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better late than never. big furry, scary cat pix soon plz!

Donation by sarah nelson on 28/02/11

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Sorry it's so late you goon face! Good work old chap. xx

Donation by Emily Gert Lush Knight on 31/01/11

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Well done Jon, excellent effort.

Donation by Stephen Woodcock on 10/01/11

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Well done Jonathan. A fantastic and very noble effort.

Donation by Darren Chatterley on 20/12/10

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good on you jonathan, what an amazing thing to do! looking forward to seeing the photos :)

Donation by karen paas on 19/12/10

£20.00

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Your cats could do well this year if I keep requiring your technical expertise :-)

Donation by Colin White on 15/12/10

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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A simply awesome achievement for such an important organisation. A true inspiration for us all.

Donation by A Fellow Big Cat Enthusiast on 12/12/10

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Did you get your piccie of a Yeti ?

Donation by Colin White on 01/12/10

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Better late then never - glad it went well, now let me see the photo's!

Donation by Paul Douglas on 01/12/10

£15.00

+ £4.23 Gift Aid

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Donation by Livia Lacova on 30/11/10

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Meow... purrr.... good luck Jonathan!

Donation by Sophie on 25/11/10

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Good luck - have a great time.

Donation by Paul Williams on 18/11/10

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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Good luck & take care.

Donation by Alan Hutchinson on 17/11/10

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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Have a great time, take care. We'll be thinking of you all the way. All our love

Donation by Mum and Dad on 17/11/10

£100.00

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Hope you enjoy yourself Jon, and good luck!

Donation by Jeff Talbot on 12/11/10

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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Good luck and enjoy yourself!

Donation by Robert Swindells on 12/11/10

£15.00

+ £4.23 Gift Aid

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There's a reason they used helicopters... Good luck with the trek

Donation by Nigel Todd on 11/11/10

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Good Luck Jonathan

Donation by Giannina Thorne on 10/11/10

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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Nice work Mr S. Enjoy

Donation by Seka on 06/11/10

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play nice with the kitties

Donation by Laura Machet on 05/11/10

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Go Jonnie Go!!!

Donation by Julia Gequillana on 04/11/10

£20.00

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Donation from Deirdre - Thanks Deirdre!

Donation by Anonymous on 03/11/10

£20.00

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I dread you going on holiday, it always costs me money. Good luck & don't forget to use the Frontline, that'll keep the ticks at bay.

Donation by Kim Beaumont on 01/11/10

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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Well done and all the best for the trip.

Donation by Dave Cheesman on 25/10/10

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Good luck Jon...huge challenge ahead....hope all goes well!!

Donation by Dipam Sidhpura on 15/10/10

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£980.01
  • Offline donations£100.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£1,080.01
  • Gift Aid£225.64

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