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From paulmccartney.com, October 5, 2011:
Paul McCartney has lent his support to TigerTime, the new global campaign to save the wild tiger. Wild tiger numbers have collapsed from 100,000 eighty years ago, to a mere 3,200 today. TigerTime was established in June of this year by the renowned British artist and conservationist David Shepherd CBE who launched the campaign on his 80th birthday.
In an emotional and heartfelt plea, Paul said, ‘‘Losing the wild tiger would be unforgivable. We need people power to save it! Please get behind this fabulous initiative. Whatever you do, wherever you live, your voice matters! Every signature makes the campaign stronger.”
In welcoming Paul’s support, David Shepherd said, ‘The vast majority of people are shocked to the core when they hear that there are only 3,200 wild tigers left on earth. It is a shockingly low figure. Think of it this way – every wild tiger on earth could stand on just one soccer pitch! Getting that message out to people is vital if we are to save the wild tiger. Paul McCartney has a huge following around the world. His support will help us to reach out to people in ever greater numbers. We are asking everyone, from every part of the world, from young to old to add their signature to our cause at www.tigertime.info
The number of tigers left in the wild is frighteningly low. There are only estimated to be 3,200. There are now more tigers kept as pets in the USA than in the wild. Within a very few years, the number of wild tigers will pass the ‘point of no return’ and they will literally die out.
TigerTime was launched in May 2011 by the much loved and renowned British wildlife artist and conservationist David Shepherd CBE. When he was born 80 years ago, there were 100,000 wild tigers.
The aim of TigerTime is to be the largest community of people dedicated to saving the wild tiger. Every signature at
www.tigertime.info makes our voice louder and stronger. Any monies donated helps us to put the anti poaching patrols on the ground to stop the killing. Wild tigers are being lost at the rate of approximately 4 per week.
Losing the wild tiger would be unforgivable. We need people power to save it! Please get behind this fabulous initiative. Whatever you do, wherever you live, your voice matters! Every signature makes the campaign stronger.Paul McCartney
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