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This section is dedicated to people and groups that have taken on the challenge of bringing about awareness, challenging governments, industrial organisations and the general public into the plight of many wonderful species, eco-systems and the people who live in them. Please visit their sites and help where you can !!
LifeForce is a UK registered charity based at the Satpura Tiger Reserve in Madhya Pradesh, India, initiating and supporting tiger conservation programmes. Some efforts toward saving tigers from extinction focus on moral, aesthetic and/or sentimental reasons as justification for this work. Valid though these reasons may be, there is another very important reason not always mentioned in conservation literature. The Earth’s remaining forests are essential elements in global life-support systems on which all species, including humans, depend. The health of these forests is indicated by the food web they sustain. Tigers represent the apex of (and therefore ‘complete’, healthy or whole) food webs for most of the forests of India. Therefore to conserve the tiger is to conserve forest ecosystems which contribute to global life-support systems (as with jaguars in South America, lions in Africa, etc). Whilst exotic species might seem distant from our everyday needs, the healthy maintenance of remote ecosystems helps to ensure the maintenance of local ecosystems and hence our own future in terms of availability of clean air, fresh water and the viability of cultivation and animal husbandry. Please visit the site for much more information and if you can please help through donation
Raincoast Conservation Foundation
Many do not realise that Canadian wildlife is very much under threat, as is large swathes of the entire environment and ecosystem of British Columbia due to the ongoing poor management, greed and attitude towards the natural world. Animals such as the Grizzly Bear, wolf and cougar are still trophy hunted, large areas of primary forest are 'clear' cut for timber destroying in turn salmon rivers which have massive impact on the animals which live here. The Raincoast Conservation Foundation have formed to try and bring about a change in attitude by both the BC Government and commercial organisations, my efforts here do not do their work justice, please visit their website and help if you can.
Cheetah Conservation Fund
Founded in 1990, the Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF)'s mission is to be an internationally recognised centre of excellence in research and education on cheetahs and their eco-systems, working with all stakeholders to achieve best practice in the conservation and management of the world's cheetahs. As Namibia has the largest and healthiest population of cheetahs left in the world, CCF's International Research and Education Centre is based in Namibia, near Otjiwarongo.
CCF's stance is that understanding the cheetah's biology and ecology is essential to stabilise the population and manage its sustainability for the future. Its strategy to save the wild cheetah is a three-pronged process of research, conservation and education, beginning with long-term studies to understand and monitor the factors affecting the cheetah's survival. Results of these studies are used to develop conservation policies and programmes to sustain its populations. CCF actively works with local, national and international communities to raise awareness, communicate, educate and train. Some of CCF's approaches include:
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