VIRTUAL WORLDWIDE WALK FOR TIGERS
Join For Tigers for our Virtual Worldwide Walk For Tigers to help us collectively travel 1000km and raise £1000 from 22nd July to 5th August. International Tiger Day on Thursday 29th July sits in the mid-week. By joining in, you will help us to improve the living conditions of the tigers relocated from the Tiger Temple. Play your part in improving the livelihoods and welfare conditions of the surviving tigers.
In previous years, our Walk for Tigers was done as an in-person event. However, in May 2020, our third walk was cancelled due to lockdown restrictions. So, we did our first ever Virtual Worldwide Walk for Tigers instead! This was so successful that we decided to do the same thing this year. Check out some photos of 2020's event right here.
We hope this annual celebration to raise awareness for tiger conservation, alongside the unique bond that humans and animals have, brings people together for this important cause.
How to get involved
So, how does it work? Between 22nd July and 5th August, challenge yourself to walk, run, swim or cycle and give to support the Worldwide Walk for Tigers. Make sure you follow any COVID-related regulations in your country, and don't forget that treadmills or running up and down your stairs will also count towards the distance! If you feel like being artistic, why not try and create a tiger pattern on one of your walks, runs or swims.
Get active and donate via our website to support For Tigers in our continued efforts to improve the lives of the relocated temple tigers. When making your donation tell us how many kilometres you've covered!
Other ways to support
If you are unable to get active but still want to support the campaign, donate to one of our fundraising pages, or get in touch with us to find out what else can be done to support For Tigers. Visit our website and sign up to become a monthly supporter.
Why should I get involved?
Through For Tigers previous fundraising efforts, we have seen substantial improvements to both the welfare and health of the surviving temple tigers with the completion of 6 enclosures. In addition, enrichment items such as rope, coconuts and tyres have been provided, as well as carnivore supplement (hugely beneficial to the tigers’ overall health) and emergency donations of chicken and pork. Alongside this, we have begun the process of upgrading some of the older style concrete floored cages, by adding more species-specific inclusions such as high platforms, larger ponds and sandpits. For Tigers has also funded the building of ponds and donated trees and grass to help improve existing enclosures.
This last year has proved difficult to continue our work. However, as the world slowly gets back to normal, we hope that by year's end we will be back on the ground in Thailand providing aid to captive tigers in the country.
Although this year we cannot make our usual 9 mile walk to Shepreth Wildlife Park, we can take a look back our previous Walk for Tigers fundraisers fondly. Since its inception, For Tigers has strived to be at the forefront of improving the welfare of captive tigers across Thailand. It’s unlikely that captive facilities will return to the previous normality that was once familiar. With your support, we can help achieve a brighter future for these animals.
If you are a participant, follower, animal lover or donor, we want to bring you all together to join us to be a part of this special campaign.
Your support could help us improve our efforts and improve the future of more tigers.