The Robert Duvall Children’s Fund is proud to promote conservation efforts that will ensure the future and stability of the world’s resources for our children and their families. Tuesday, May 10, 2011 began with the T.I.G.E.R.S. Team introducing Doc Antle, Bubbles the elephant, her friends the orangutans and baby tigers to the Evans Home for Children and a local first grade class.
“We were thrilled to be part of this adventure! All of us, kids and adults, will remember our encounter with those gentle creatures for the rest of our lives. The defining similarity among our children is that they have faced many challenging and unhappy experiences in their lives. What an honor to be able to share with them an experience of such a different type, and to know that it made them feel special and appreciated to be a part of it!
Thank you so very much!" (Marc Jaccard, Executive Director of the Evans Home for Children)
The day continued with a High Tea in celebration of the launch of the International Conservation Caucus Foundation’s (ICCF) Conservation Council of Nations.
ICCF has brought 30 founding countries together to:
– Build a global network of conservation legislators and diplomats
– Support developing nations in sustainable economic development practices
– Create a structure for essential knowledge and resource sharing
Doc Antle brought Bubbles and her friends from his Tl.I.G.E.R.S. Preserve Dr. Antle is the founder of T.I.G.E.R.S. and the Rare Species Fund. The Fund was established to provide funding to critical on the ground international wildlife conservation programs, thereby complimenting the educational messages and field research of T.I.G.E.R.S. The Fund receives it financing base through a percentage of revenues taken in by T.I.G.E.R.S, the generosity of donations form exhibit guests, and the general public.
The Rare Species Fund actively supports the African Association of Zoos and Aquaria (PAAZAB) in it’s efforts to improve African zoo collection management, captive animal husbandry, and public educational messages. On a Continent where millions of wildebeest make an annual migration of several hundred miles, covering a huge swath of two countries, accompanied by zebra and other plains game, as well as many rare and endangered predators, almost 99 per cent of all African youth will never see any of these animals in their natural habitat.
Through the RSF, the FCF (Feline Conservation Fund) is doing its part to help educate the citizens of this continent to appreciate the wealth of their wildlife diversity and the threats to its continued existence in Africa.
The Safari in Myrtle Beach is the best hands on animal experience in the World.
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