Sanctuary Asia, India’s environmental and wildlife conservation organization, and Save the Tiger, the Facebook tiger conservation social media platform, with 2.7 million supporters, have come together in an education, awareness-building, and activist campaign to save India’s iconic national animal, the tiger.
The campaign will make clear to the public and to decision-makers the crucial role the tiger plays in protecting forests, and hence the Indian population’s needs for clean water and a stable climate. Sanctuary Asia and Save the Tiger will usher in a far-reaching campaign on the ground and in cyberspace that will bring people together in a call to action for effective protection of India’s tiger forests.
The campaign’s name – Leave Me Alone – arises from the scientific reality that if the tiger is provided with sufficient space, isolation from human activity, and protection from poaching and habitat destruction, it will thrive. The campaign asks for people across India and the world to amplify the tiger’s request to “Leave Me Alone.”
Bittu Sahgal, founder of Sanctuary Asia: “Over the past five decades thousands of tiger experts have opined on what we need to do to save the tiger, but the one expert opinion we seem not to have taken is that of the tiger itself… and the tiger is saying to us: “Leave Me Alone’.