This Halloween your kids could dress up as their favorite big cat and raise money and awareness for these beautiful creatures.
We are big fans of National Geographic at our house. We’re regular subscribers to National Geographic magazine (which my dad has subscribed to for years) and both my girls love playing Animal Jam, National Geographic Kids’ fun online gaming community. This year National Geographic Kids is encouraging trick-or-treaters to join the Cause An Uproar movement and collect change along with their candy they receive out trick or treating to support National Geographic’s Big Cats Initiative (BCI), a long-term effort to halt the decline of big cats such as lions and tigers in the wild.
Illegal hunting and loss of habitat are just two reasons for the alarming rate at which lions, tigers and other big cats are vanishing. “We no longer have the luxury of time when it comes to big cats,” said National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Dereck Joubert, who, with National Geographic, launched the Big Cats Initiative. “They are in such a downward spiral that if we hesitate now, we will be responsible for extinctions across the globe. If there was ever a time to take action, it is now.”
Free Trick-or-Treat for Big Cats collection boxes are available at Pottery Barn Kids stores, participating schools, National Geographic headquarters in Washington, D.C., and at www.causeanuproar.org.
Money collected will fund research and education efforts to help stem and eventually reverse the rapid disappearance of big cat populations. What a great way to teach your kids about nature, animal conservation, all while having fun at Halloween. Who knows, all these efforts may help ensure that our children’s children will not live in a world where the only safe habitat for big cats is a zoo.
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