In the wild, tigers face a grim future.
Tigers are one of the most endangered species on the planet according to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Fauna and Flora (CITES).
There are less than 1800 Bengal tigers and 400 Sumatran tigers remaining in the wild and their survival is constantly threatened by hunting and habitat destruction.
With three subspecies already extinct, the plight of the tiger is a serious problem largely caused by humans in three major ways: hunting, poaching and destruction of the habitat.
At the current rate of poaching and habitat loss, it is estimated that tigers in the wild could completely disappear within the next ten years.
Dreamworld Wildlife Foundation
Worldwide, only $5 million per year is injected to save one the most magnificent animals on the planet.
To assist, Dreamworld developed a charitable company the Dreamworld Wildlife Foundation to raise money for projects that help save tigers in the wild.
Dreamworld’s has been supporting tiger conservation projects since 1997, collecting money through a number of activities performed by the tigers at Dreamworld. In effect, Dreamworld's tigers actively raise money every day to save their own species.
To date over $1million has been contributed to tiger conservation projects in the field. This is achieved through a number of different methods:
- Merchandise sales - A percentage of the funds raised from every sold copy of Dreamworld’s own Tiger Island video ‘Tiger Tales’, as well as a variety of other merchandise is donated to the Dreamworld Wildlife Foundation.
- Donation box - A special donation box is located at Tiger Island to enable guests to donate directly to the Dreamworld Wildlife Foundation. 100% of donations to the donation box go to the foundation.
- Television Productions - Funds raised through participating in television and movie productions have greatly contributed to the Dreamworld Wildlife Foundation.
- Direct Donations - You can donate directly to the Dreamworld Wildlife Foundation to help save tigers in the wild through a cheque or money order to:
Dreamworld Wildlife Foundation
Coomera, QLD, 4209
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How are funds allocated?
100% of all donations from the Dreamworld Wildlife Foundation goes directly towards tiger conservation:
- The money is only used for saving tigers in the wild, not for captive purposes.
- Projects are well researched to ensure that the money donated has the greatest impact possible.
- The project must be considered extremely valuable where there is a direct link between the allocation of funds and the benefit to wild tigers.
To date, significant tiger charities and organisations to benefit from the Dreamworld Wildlife Foundation have included:
- Fauna and Flora International - purchase new four wheel drives & required equipment and fund two extra protection units to support park rangers in anti poaching patrols in Kerinci-Sablat National Park, Sumatra, Indonesia.
- Pheonix Fund - help pay for salaries for anti-poaching teams in Russia including fuel, vehicle spare parts and equipment. Also assist with tiger educational outreach material for communities living with tigers.
- 21st Century Tiger Fund - 21st Century Tiger is a wild tiger conservation partnership between the Zoological Society of London and Global Tiger Patrol, which raises funds for tiger conservation projects in the field. Dreamworld contributes funds towards this and the office administration costs enabling 100% of all donations to be sent to the wild where the money is needed most.