The Big Cat Initiative – taking steps to save animals from extinction

Big Cats such as lions, jaguars, cheetahs, leopards and tigers face a very real threat of extinction due to habitat destruction, hunting and other conflict with humans. The Big Cat Initiative was founded by National Geographic in 2009 with the aim of combating the decline in population of big cats globally.

It all started in 2009 along with filmmakers and conservationalists Dereck and Beverly Joubert. They engage in a number of activities to make a change and save the animal kingdom. The Big Cat Initiative provides grants to fund research and other projects with the same mission to save our big cats. Among the initiative’s achievements, they have supported 64 projects to save 7 big cat species in 27 countries. Additionally they have built 1000 bomas to protect livestock, big cats and people.

Visit their website to learn more: http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/big-cats-initiative/

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