Richard Branson blogs in support of saving the tigers
by Allyson Koerner
Categories: Animals, Causes
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Sir Richard Branson may be known for founding the Virgin Group, but he is also widely known for his love of animals. This week, he’s reaching out in support of tigers.

This morning, Branson took to his blog and wrote, “Animal conservation has always been an issue close to my heart, and there are few animals that stir the emotions as much as the beautiful tiger. Last year I visited India with WildAid and Virgin Unite in search of the tigers, to discover more about how we can help protect them.

“Right now in India, WildAid’s Rapid Response Unit is doing amazing work reaching tigers in distress and protecting them from poachers.”

Branson wants you to do the same and help protect these beautiful creatures. According to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), more than 90 percent of their habitat has been destroyed and now there are as few as 3,200 tigers left. More than 100,000 tigers roamed just a century ago.

Branson and WWF want your help. All you have to do is text and donate $10 to benefit the world’s tigers. For more information, click here.

“For over 50 years, WWF has been the world’s leading conservation organization, helping to ensure the survival of wild animals all around the globe,” Branson continued on his blog. “This week, join WWF in helping to protect the tigers. Let’s make sure that not one more inch of land is lost for the tiger, and not one more tiger is poached. Will you help protect the tiger?”

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About Allyson Koerner

Allyson Koerner first found her love of writing while attending Westminster College in Pennsylvania, and that passion evolved while she was earning her Master's in Print & Multimedia Journalism at Boston's Emerson College. She's an experienced writer dabbling in all things vegan, green, entertainment and TV-related. Feel free to keep tabs on her over at Twitter: @AllysonKoerner.

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