Wildlife Without Borders
It’s Endangered Species Day 2021. While today is a chance to celebrate conservation success, it’s also a reminder that at least 40% of the world’s animals, insects and plants are currently at risk of extinction, according to the IUCN.
The theme this year is Wildlife Without Borders, and brings to mind how tigers throughout their global range are now threatened by diseases like canine distemper virus. And how disease in turn cannot be contained by borders – a fact that has become all too familiar over the last year.
The good news is that a resource like the online Wild Tiger Health Centre makes it possible for everyone involved in saving tigers to access and share vital information and experience about the veterinary aspects of wild tiger conservation, no matter where in the world they are based. As research into vaccinating wild tigers against distemper becomes an increasing priority, the WTHC is the place to go for the most up to date information on progress on the development of safe and effective vaccines and how they might be administered remotely.
We need your help to make sure the WTHC continues to develop, and to keep access free for anyone who needs it. Please consider joining our new Weekly Wildlife Lottery! For as little as £1 a week you can help save tigers from extinction and be in with a chance of winning up to £25,000 too. You win, wildlife wins. To play, just sign up via our website.
Thank you – and good luck! – to everyone who has signed up so far.