See what the Rare Species Fund is all about and how it benefits many great projects.
Dr. Bhagavan Antle and T.I.G.E.R.S. see more than three million visitors annually in an educational capacity.
With ongoing shows in three separate destinations, Miami, Myrtle Beach and Boston/Cape Cod, the general public learns about biodiversity and the environment in a manner that engages their participation, understanding and their desire to make a difference.
In addition to the incredibly important role of educating the public about species decline and global sustainability, portions of all proceeds from the projects at T.I.G.E.R.S. create what is known as the Rare Species Fund (RSF). The RSF initiative is unique in its breadth and scope in the global community, particularly noting its establishment within the private sector. Classified as a 501 c 3 nonprofit organization, the Rare Species Fund donates money directly to support on the ground, grass roots, in-situ conservation projects around the globe. The RSF contributes to the efforts which are most viable in "real world" conservation of wild species populations. By putting essential money and equipment directly into the hands of people implementing the programs, we ensure the most conservation value for every dollar spent. The Rare Species Fund also works closely with various state, federal and international agencies and organizations to help develop sound governmental policies as they pertain to conserving and protecting our natural resources. Over the past 27 years, the RSF has provided hundreds of thousands of dollars in funding for wildlife and environmental conservation on five separate continents.
T.I.G.E.R.S. & RSF are on the The ICCF’s Conservation Council. The International Conservation
Caucus Foundation (ICCF) is the largest umbrella conservation organization in the world.The ICCF membership includes dozens of congressmen, senators, members of world parliaments, as well as the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), Conservation International and most the other leading wildlife conservation organizations. The ICCF’s Conservation Council is the strongest association of public and private sector representatives dedicated to international conservation. Council members represent NGOs, corporations, and government entities, and possess very diverse experience and skill sets. Some member organizations offer the latest science, others share practical knowledge of how to build community-based conservation projects through public-private partnerships. These corporations and NGOs share a common mission to implement conservation projects safeguarding wildlife and biodiversity, protecting and restoring habitat, and generating economic opportunities and social benefits for surrounding communities who are necessarily the long-term stewards of local natural resources.