Our generation is lucky to live in a world with tigers, elephants, gorillas, polar bears, rhinos, and countless other species. They need our help for a bright future, which is why I’ve decided to participate in the 9th WCS Run for the Wild at the Bronx Zoo on April 29.
I care about saving tigers because they're my favorite animal, and they're in great danger. The money I raise will help fund WCS’s critical work to save tigers and other wildlife around the globe.
For the past four years, I've participated in the race to help save elephants, gorillas, and an animal of my choice (tigers). This year I want to run for tigers again. In 1900, 100,000 wild tigers existed, and until last year, there were as few as 3,200 due to poaching and illegal wildlife trade, habitat loss, human wildlife conflict, and effects to climate change. Luckily, over the past year, the population went up to 3,890 wild tigers. If I run for them again, I bet even more of them will appear.
This news is devastating to but WCS is working to give wildlife a fighting chance. The organization recently launched a plan to conserve the world’s largest wild places in 15 priority regions. Together, those are home to more than 50% of the world’s biodiversity!
I want to help, which is why I’m running in the 9th WCS Run for the Wild at the Bronx Zoo on April 29th. The 5k run supports WCS in establishing and helping to manage parks and reserves, safeguarding animals from poaching with active monitoring and patrolling, and inspiring communities to protect their local wildlife.
WCS has the reach and the expertise to make a difference, but the organization needs our help to make that that protection a reality. That’s where you and I come in.
With your support, I hope to raise enough money. Even $10 would make a big difference for tigers.
P.S. Not only does my run support a great cause – it's also a really fun day at the zoo! If you have an animal near and dear to your heart, join me on April 30. You can register here: http://e.wcs.org/site/TR?fr_id=1190&pg=entry
Thank you for your support. I can't wait to tell you about my run through the Bronx Zoo!