Good afternoon again from T.I.G.E.R.S. in Myrtle Beach! If this is your first time here, let me introduce you...The Institute of Greatly Endangered and Rare Species is a wildlife education organization, dedicated to promoting global conservation with informative, educational and entertaining interactive programs. If you're a regular reader of this blog, welcome back!
T.I.G.E.R.S's animal ambassadors are important living examples of current worldwide environmental issues, helping the institute teach people about the importance of conservation and global biodiversity. T.I.G.E.R.S. also works closely with international wildlife conservation projects in Africa and Thailand.
In addition to providing much needed funds for these programs, their personnel have been involved in field research as well. The TIGERS Preservation Stations help make all of this possible as they entertain and educate the public about the importance of wildlife and the environment
A percentage of revenues taken in by T.I.G.E.R.S goes to The Rare Species Fund. It was established to provide funding to critical on the ground international wildlife concervation programs, thereby complimenting the educational messages and field research of T.I.G.E.R.S The RSE also receives funding from the generosity of donations form exhibit guests, and the general public.
The Rare Species Fund actively supports the African Association of Zoos and Aquaria (PAAZAB) in it's efforts to improve African zoo collection management, captive animal husbandry, and public educational messages. On a Continent where millions of wildebeest make an annual migration of several hundred miles, covering a huge swath of two countries, accompanied by zebra and other plains game, as well as many rare and endangered predators, almost 99 per cent of all African youth will never see any of these animals in their natural habitat.