FaunaSafe Live Annual Fundraiser Extravaganza June 12, 2010 6PM-Midnight Orange Hills, CA
Elephant Fund - Despite a long-standing international ban on ivory trade.
Elephants continue to be killed in large numbers for their prized tusks and skin. Most of this ivory comes from poaching of African elephants; however habitat loss is the biggest threat to the survival of Asian elephants in the wild. Elephants need a lot of space and a lot of food: an average of 150kg per day. Borneo elephants are a sub-species of Asian elephants and now only number about 1000 in the wild. Approximately 20% of all elephants are in captivity.
Your donation will help support the management and monitoring of elephants and the Elephant Trade Information System. A very real example of how your efforts can help can be seen in India where authorities have recently banned the use of elephants in circus and circus-like exhibitions because of the death and overall health and well-being of the elephants being used in excessive shows.
Tiger & Cheetah Fund – The Tiger's tragic struggle to survive is unbelievably grim as the value of their body parts continues to grow as their numbers decline. Although many believe in the medicinal value of Tiger body parts, little to nothing is being done to preserve the species. This being the case, it's no mystery that tiger preservations are a dying endeavor. More amazing yet, there is now a growing trend for the storage of DEAD TIGERS to preserve their body parts as their values increase conversely to their numbers.
The Cheetah is primarily hunted for their spotted coats and because of their reputation for attacking livestock. On top of being overhunted by humans, the destruction of the Cheetah's habitat has caused their prides to be torn apart which in turn severely damages their chances for reproduction.
It is estimated that only 3,200 tigers remain in the wild and it is likely that this number will continue to drop and reach a point of no return 2022 - The Cheetah population in the wild is now down to only about 12,000 - 14,000.
Urgent measures are needed to conserve remaining Tigers and the fastest land animal-The Cheetah. Your donation will help raise local public awareness, community outreach, research projects, develop/ strengthening protected areas and Cheetah tracking program.
Primates Fund- a third of all primates are in danger of extinction. One of the most common and prolific primate, the chimpanzee, once populated 25 African countries. Today, they are now extinct in as many as four neighboring African countries and are nearing extinction in many others. Almost entirely preventable, the Chimpanzee faces the daily destruction and degradation of their habitats, commercial hunting for bushmeat and live animal trade, and artificially introduced disease All African Great Apes —Gorillas, Chimpanzees, and Bonobos — have suffered population declines, and many experts predict they might well become extinct in the wild within the next half century. A huge effort is needed to ensure that primates continue to survive in the wild and in captivity.
Your donation will help establish/manage protected forest areas, help rescue, support and research solutions to stop the illegal killing of apes.