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Walking the walk for tiger protection

David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation

Huge thanks to Anthony Bellamy and his great team of walkers (pictured) who took up the Six Town Challenge in Staffordshire for our TigerTime campaign again this year.

The 7 ½ mile charity walk started in Longton and ended in Tunstall, passing through Fenton, Stoke, Hanley and Burslem.

Commenting on the motivation behind the fundraiser for TigerTime Anthony said: “The tiger, to me, has always been a creature of magnificence, power and splendour and to see its numbers plummet down to what they are today is heart breaking.  I believe that if such an iconic animal as the tiger cannot be saved there is no hope for the future of the earth. With that in mind, I decided I could do more and came up with the idea of the sponsored walk, in aid of tiger conservation.”

The money raised from the walk will support tiger conservation in India, Thailand and Russia and help fund undercover investigations into wildlife crime and trafficking throughout the Far East.

“We are hugely grateful to Anthony and the team walking the Six Towns of Stoke-on-Trent for committing their time and energy towards helping us save tigers in the wild. This is the second year that they have supported us in this way and we hope very much that they will walk again in 2018,” says TigerTime Campaign Manager, Vicky Flynn.

The team raised over £800 which, when you consider that £120 can pay for an anti-poaching ranger for a month, is a great contribution to the protection of wild tigers.

If you would like to take up a fundraising challenge for wild tigers please get in touch! Email dswf@tigertime.info

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