I posted a similar entry into 'a Tiger Journal' on Tuesday.
My goal for this journal, as well and 'a Tiger Journal', was initially to be a reflection of my research into the endangered tiger and endangered species issue.
I had thought about doing this when I first started this journal, however the initial response I received (none) from tiger organizations I contacted, left me thinking it might not be a productive approach.
However last week, while I was talking with an individual who works for a rather large organization which funds tiger projects around the world, I started to ‘reconsider’ this approach.
During our conversation, I asked if him if knew how many projects there were in the world working to protect tigers. He said he thought there were perhaps between 50-150 projects worldwide, but he wasn’t really sure.
Considering his position in the world of tiger projects I thought this odd. However I also started thinking that ‘up to’ 150 tiger projects was a lot of tiger projects. And even though I didn’t have much luck getting a response from the first few tiger organizations I contacted, I surely wouldn’t (?) couldn't (?) be turned down 150 times.
So this is the path I have now embarked on.
This last week I made interview requests from a few US government agencies working with endangered species and tigers, and I also made requests for interviews from a few conservation organizations.
I am now awaiting responses and will follow up with each this week.
I am excited about this new this approach and I think this is going to be a fascinating process to follow. There are many organizations in the world working to protect tigers. It will be very interesting see which –and how many- will actually take the time to respond to my request.
Just to note, I am also taking the same approach with 'a Tiger Journal'.
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For more information about endangered tigers go to www.TigersInCrisis.com