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The Word Forest Organisation Talk
22nd April 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm£35
The Word Forest Organisation Talk is the first in the series of #ConservationConversations at The Big Cat Sanctuary for 2018.
The presentations look at the importance of reforestation and the resulting wildlife populations once this essential habitat is replaced, with insights into conservation initiatives from Giles Clark, our Big Cat expert and Ru Hartwell from The Word Forest Organisation.
Forestry expert Ru Hartwell, will talk about planting new forests in Kenya and how they are helping the surrounding communities to take care of the trees. This amazing charity has already planted over 75 acres which is having an enormously positive impact on the levels of wildlife in the area, with fauna, including big cats, moving into the new flora.
Conservationist Giles Clark, will be talking about how to mitigate the wildlife: human conflict as the wild cats return. Giles will also be speaking about an initiative by MYCAT (Malaysian Conservation Alliance for Tigers) to raise funds to plant 1,000 trees to help the restoration of the Sungai Yu Tiger Corridor in aid of the critically endangered Malayan Tiger.
You will also have the opportunity to wander our site to see all the wild cats, and the chance to purchase a raffle ticket to win a Tiger hand-feed experience on the day!
Tickets are £35 per person, for 11 years and over. Free parking.
The Word Forest Organisation is a charity dedicated to planting new forests in Kenya, building schools in the impoverished communities that surround them & empowering the children & villagers to take care of the trees.
They create nurseries and plant new trees on deforested land and empower community educators to raise awareness of forestry guardianship and wider environmental issues. The increased reforestation will help bring back the normal rain seasons and also have an enormously positive impact on levels of wildlife in the area, as biodiversity begins to flourish once more
MYCAT was formed in 2003, and is a collaborative partnership focused exclusively on the conservation of tigers, their habitats and prey species.
They are a platform for communication and collaboration with an emphasis on sharing information and resources. The Trees for Tigers Campaign is just one of the many activities and campaigns that MYCAT has organised in support of the Malayan tiger, which is found only in the Malay Peninsula.
By international standards, the tiger in Malaysia is ‘critically endangered’, with a decrease from an estimated 3,000 in the 1950’s to only about 300 at present.