Big Cats Initiative
Project Animal(s) : Lions, Tigers, Cheetahs, Leopards & Other Big Cats
Project Category : Mammals
Project Region : Across the World
Project Type : Conservation
Project URL : http://nationalgeographic.org/projects/big-cats-initiative/
Project is timebound? : No
Saving lions, tigers, cheetahs, leopards, and other big cats in the wild. The Big Cats Initiative takes a three-pronged approach to halt the decline of big cats in the wild.
The Big Cats Initiative assesses and maps current populations of big cats worldwide and analyzes the success of measures implemented to help protect them. This knowledge helps guide the on-the-ground protection efforts the Big Cats Initiative chooses to fund.
The Big Cats Initiative supports conservation projects designed and implemented by people living in the areas where big cats live. The Big Cats Initiative grantees work in parts of the world where people and wildlife collide, allowing them to foster a sense of peaceful coexistence between big cats and local communities.
Together with Nat Geo WILD, the Big Cats Initiative is spreading the word about the decline of big cats in the wild through an award-winning awareness campaign called Cause an Uproar. With this effort, the public is encouraged to help save big cats through free education initiatives and big cats programming on Nat Geo WILD.
Project Agency Contact : National Geographic Society