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We need animal lovers like you to support our Big Give Christmas Challenge. Donate during the Big Give Week (30th November - 7th December) and double the difference you make to tackling conflict between big cats and people.
There has been an alarming increase in human-big cat conflict. Too little is known about how disease is forcing big cats into conflict situations in places like Nepal. We are training local vets to identify and treat any health problems before captured animals are returned to the wild. Healthy cats are less likely to attack people or their livestock.
We can’t do this on our own. We need to help train vets to investigate disease and tackle human-big cat conflict.
Why donate during The Big Give Christmas Challenge?
Donate during The Big Give Christmas Challenge (midday 30 Nov – midday 07 Dec) and your donation will have DOUBLE THE IMPACT.
Thanks to the generosity of Iain Booth MRCVS, The Gibbings Family Charitable Trust and The Reed Foundation we have £15,000 of funding available to match your donations. Our target is £30,000 which will go towards tackling conflict such as that between leopards and people in Nepal.
Please click here to find out more about how The Big Give Christmas Challenge works.
As habitat shrinks and becomes fragmented as urbanisation and agriculture continue to expand, the risk of human-wildlife conflict inevitably rises – resulting in casualties on both sides. But big cats like leopards are remarkably adaptable and can often coexist comfortably alongside humans – until something like disease or injury tips the balance too far.
While many big cats successfully co-exist with humans, it’s not clear why some end up as ‘conflict animals’, often with tragic results. Human lives are lost, and big cats believed to be guilty often face brutal retaliation.
But what if ill health or disease is causing a big cat to behave in this way?
And how do we know if the right cat is being accused of an attack?
And if an animal is caught in response to conflict, how can we tell if it is safe to release?
These are just some of the questions we want to address.