National Geographic Big Cats Initiative Saves Lions

By  //  June 23, 2013

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Investment today can save entire lion prides

But providing this environmentally-friendly corral for a small herdsman in the Masai Steppe region of Tanzania is one of the best ways that you can help save lions, cheetahs, and other big cats. (National Geographic image)

But providing this environmentally-friendly corral for a small herdsman in the Masai Steppe region of Tanzania is one of the best ways that you can help save lions, cheetahs, and other big cats. (National Geographic image)

I bet you have never thought of giving someone a living wall.

But providing this environmentally-friendly corral for a small herdsman in the Masai Steppe region of Tanzania is one of the best ways that you can help save lions, cheetahs, and other big cats.

Please help build a living wall today and save the life of a big cat.

NAT-GEO-210Retaliatory killings of lions, leopards, and cheetahs after they have attacked a herdsman’s cow or goat have ravaged big cat populations across Africa.

But a simple living wall made from strong chain link fencing and living local trees, like those that National Geographic’s Big Cats Initiative team are building with local communities, will protect a herd from big cat attacks for a lifetime.

In areas where the Big Cats Initiative team has worked with local herders to build living walls, we have seen not a single big cat death.

A small investment today can save entire lion prides and over time enable local big cat populations to increase to sustainable levels.

Would you consider providing the resources to help save a threatened lion today?

Your tax-deductible gift of $50 to the Big Cats Initiative will provide a share of a living wall, while your extremely generous contribution of $500 can provide a completed corral.

The herdsman and other members of the community provide the labor. Your support provides building materials and training in proper construction techniques.

This program is such a win-win. The lives of lions and other big cats are saved, and local families can keep their small herds of goats or cows – usually their only means of providing for their family – safe.

I know it is a gift you probably never imagined giving, but if you at all can, please help save lions by helping us build another living wall today.

Thank you for helping.

Sincerely,

Nancy Rehman
Vice President, Development

P.S. A simple environmentally-friendly living wall will stop the retaliatory killings of lions and other big cats in the Masai Steppe region of Tanzania and across Africa. Your tax-deductible gift to National Geographic’s Big Cats Initiative today will help build another living wall and help save big cats.


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