Save Wild Tigers announces global campaign
Global not-for-profit initiative Save Wild Tigers has announced a major series of global, high-profile, celebrity events taking place throughout 2014 to raise awareness and desperately needed funds to help save the wild tiger before it is too late
“After the huge success of the largest ever tiger conservation event – Tiger Tracks at St Pancras International last March, we have worked very hard to develop inspiring opportunities for the wild tiger in 2014,” said Save Wild Tigers founder Simon Clinton. “With a number of unique and exciting events planned throughout the year, we hope to continue to gain support for our campaign on an international level, from ambassadors and politicians to celebrities and the general public. The more support we can achieve, the more chance we have to Save Wild Tigers.”
The Save Wild Tigers global initiative was set up by Simon in 2010, with profits going to tiger conservation charities including the Born Free Foundation, the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) and other local tiger NGOs. Developing creative and engaging marketing campaigns, it boasts support of global celebrities such as Joanna Lumley, Brian May and Jimmy Choo.
Its 2014 global campaign is not only worthwhile, but an exclusive experience not to be missed. On 20 May you can enjoy an evening mingling with stars, international ambassadors and a number of high-profile guests at The Mango Tree, Belgravia, London. In addition to the glamour of the red carpet, guests will enjoy Thai cuisine, as well as diverse and themed Asian entertainment, all in the name of Save Wild Tigers.
London artist and Tate exhibitor, Lauren Baker, will launch her stunning Crystal Tiger 2014 at The Mango Tree – a beautiful sculpture of a tiger head created uniquely from 45,000 Swarovski crystals and supported by Quintessentially Travel. This eye-catching piece of art will be displayed at iconic London and South East Asian locations, including Harrods, Raffles Hotel, The Majestic and Mandarin Oriental, before being auctioned at the Save Wild Tigers Gala Dinner on 3 October.
Tickets have already gone on sale for a once-in-a-lifetime experience on the Eastern & Oriental Tiger Express, taking place from 2-6 October. This amazing journey will take participants through the tiger’s historic habitat from Singapore, through Malaysia and Thailand. With a night at Raffles Hotel, a stunning Gala dinner, a tiger-art exhibition at the Eastern & Oriental Hotel in Penang, as well as a stay at the Mandarin Oriental Bangkok, it really is the journey of a lifetime for the cause of a lifetime.
This year the spectacular Save Wild Tigers Champagne Reception Gala Dinner goes international at the five-star Majestic Hotel in Kuala Lumpar, Malaysia, on 3 October. Guests will mix with royalty, ambassadors and international celebrities at a stunning drinks reception and black tie dinner. With first-class entertainment and incredible tiger-inspired works of art available at the high-profile auction in aid of wild tigers, this alone is an event not to be missed.
Between September and October, an exclusive month-long tiger-inspired art exhibition will be staged at the Eastern & Oriental Hotel in Penang. A collection of local artists will showcase their tiger artwork, in aid of Save Wild Tigers.
According to Simon Clinton, in 1900 there were believed to be 100,000 wild tigers in the world. Today there are fewer than 3,500 across 13 countries. With a constant threat of poaching and a decrease in habitat, this majestic species could be extinct in less than ten years if we do not act now.
Sir David Attenborough is also a supporter of saving wild tigers, and states: “It’s a moral question about whether we have the right to exterminate a species and leave a world that is more impoverished than the one we inherited, simply because of our carelessness and greed.”
Tickets are limited for each event and selling fast, so for booking information or simply to find out more, visit www.savewildtigers.org or call 01628 498492. Further Save Wild Tigers events are planned for 2014, and details will be announced on this website as confirmed.