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The inspiration behind TigerTime

The TigerTime campaign was founded by the wildlife artist and conservationist, David Shepherd CBE in spring 2011 to coincide with his 80th birthday. David has been a life-long lover of tigers and his foundation, the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation (DSWF) founded in 1984, has been working to protect the tiger for 30 years. However, David first started campaigning for the tiger in the 1970s when he raised funds for the Prime Minister of India, Indira Gandhi’s Project Tiger through his painting Tiger Fire. (Pictured behind David with a recent tiger painting).

Recognising the growing threat to the tiger in the wild, David wanted to engage new audiences in the campaign to save the species and launched TigerTime – a social media based campaign that works to spread public awareness and motivate engagement in the fight to save the tiger. The campaign aims to support tiger conservation and to campaign to ban the trade in all tiger parts from all sources (wild and captive).

A couple of quotes that inspired and now drive the campaign are:

“Some people say that a small group of citizens can change the world … in reality it is the only thing that ever does change the world.”
American cultural anthropologist, Margaret Mead.

And of course: “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” Mahatma Gandhi.

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