Weʼve raised £1,612 to fund TOFTigers Village Wildlife Guardians scheme on a 180kms Bike4Tigers Challenge in Central India
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- Funded on Monday, 2nd January 2017
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From 25th November, I will be taking part in TOFTigers Bike4Tigers Challenge and cycling up to 180kms over 3 days between two well-known tiger reserves in Madhya Pradesh, on forest tracks and trails through tiger habitat and bordering village farmlands, to support TOFTigers Village Wildlife Guardians scheme. Exercise has been a vital part of my journey through cancer treatment this year and I believe passionately in the importance of finding sustainable ways of living alongside nature which is why I am taking part.
Sums raised will help protect these vital corridor and buffer landscapes from tiger poachers, illegal logging and the bush meat trade.
£35 buys a guardian warm rainproof clothing and a pair of tough shoes
£40 buys a guardian a smart phone for rapid coms and collecting vital photographic evidence of illegal activities
£50 pays for a guardian’s part time salary for a month
£100 pays for a whole training course for new guardians
£300 pays for a guardian’s camera trap to monitor wildlife movements and illegal activities
£600 pays for a guardian part time salary for a whole year
Please help ensure another trained pair of eyes and ears to help patrol their own villages, farmlands and vital forests. All money raised goes to the guardians programme.
Did you know?
• The world has lost 58% of its wildlife in the past 40 years.
• The tiger population has shrunk from c.100,000 tigers a century ago in India to 2,226 at the last census.
• Humans have destroyed a tenth of the Earth's wilderness in just 25 years.
• Nature's services are vital to our long term future - from clean air and water to flood defences, natural materials, medicines wellbeing and food.
TOFTigers helps to protect wild lands and biodiversity, and provide livelihoods for rural communities through sustainable tourism. It operates as a not-for-profit company (Limited by Guarantee) registered in England (company no.: 8299072) with a charity in India.
Laura Downer started crowdfunding
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Dec 16, 2016
Hi Laura - trying to do this again - hope it works this time! really well done on this... hugs - Sinclair
Dec 13, 2016
Dec 7, 2016
Laura, I can't wait to hear about your adventure. Well done for helping such a great cause. xx
Dec 4, 2016
Well done, darling - U R brill ! xxx
Dec 2, 2016
Very happy to support you on your Bike4Tigers and good luck!
Nov 30, 2016
All the best , the Rollers
Nov 30, 2016
Amazing cause...an amazing woman. You are a role model to many, esp to me!Mary
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