FUNDRAISING NEWS: Wildlife bodies plan awareness month to help save tigers

A fundraising campaign by two wildlife charities aims to raise around £180,000 to help save endangered tigers.

Wildlife Heritage Foundation and 21st Century Tiger is launching Tiger Conservation Month in August to increase public awareness and raise funds to help protect endangered tiger species living in the wild.

The month is part of a European Association of Zoos and Aquaria initiative, and will be run through the Paradise Wildlife Park in Broxbourne, Hertfordshire.

Celebrity boxer Frank Bruno will head a "Frank's Fight for Tigers" campaign that will encourage members of the public to do sponsored exercise sessions at branches of Fitness First health clubs across the UK.

There will also be a sponsored Cycle-a-thon at Paradise Wildlife Park, a football tournament and a celebrity Tiger Stars and Stripes ball. Money raised will support conservation projects that address serious threats to the tiger.

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