Firstly I would like to thank all of you who got involved in World Lion Day on the 10th August. The power of the people was felt across the globe and for an inaugural event it took the social media world by storm and has captured the imagination, hearts and support of thousands world wide. Thank you.
Harnessing the power of the people is what this blog is all about.
The time has come to share that the global launch of PAL will be happening on 27th September 2013 in New York City!
The most incredible bunch of supporters, leaders and inspiring individuals are all busy pulling together an event of global proportions. Guest lists are being developed, contacts called and the who’s who being lined up for a dazzling night at Soho House NY.
The reason for all of this, is to cement the PAL Foundations’ commitment to protecting the African Lion from extinction. Critical issue, without a doubt. You’ll have seen from my previous posts details about the decline of the lion population, so today is all about celebrating them and the way forward to get them the protection and recognition they deserve.
So what can you do to get involved? Well you could invite 100 of your closest friends to join you in purchasing your PAL bracelet of support for the cause and #jointhepride PAL bracelets available from www.protectingafricanlions.org
This is who we are and what we stand for:
- African lions are increasingly threatened and endangered with over 90% decline in the past 50 years and continuing.
- During the hunting “season” 7 male lions are killed every 2 days.
- Over the past 6 years around 3,900 lions have been shot as trophies and exported
from Africa, largely through ‘canned’ hunting.
- There are fewer than 2,500 male lions left in the wild and hunted at a rate of 650 per
- In Zimbabwe and Tanzania, communities are worse off after joining trophy hunter
projects- rural poverty increased
- During research periods 104 cubs are born within the prides but fewer than 10 reached adulthood due to feline AIDS
PAL (“PROTECTING AFRICAN LIONS”)
Our Lion-Hearted Mission:
PAL is a non- profit organization whose mission is to raise awareness and to start protecting lions from further decline.
We have established a foundation designed to protect lions and to become a key strategic partner for governmental and other affiliated charity programs.
The goal of our well-researched partnerships will be to help drive awareness of PAL. Conor Mccreedy (Founder) will front the organization through his brand and global appeal. Strategic partners presently on board include those listed on the above photo.
Our first artistic collaboration, through our founder, Conor McCreedy, has created a one-of-a-kind ‘MccreedyBluePAL’ bracelet. Hand picked, renowned South African designer Lianne Landman will head up the designs, employing and empowering local women to hand make each bracelet and enjoy a sustainable income. These unique bracelets will be sold globally through www.protectingafricanlions.org or www.liannelandman.com
By purchasing a “MccreedyBluePAL” bracelet, you will help drive our mission. Each bracelet will be sold for $21 USD. A portion of the funding will also assist other global charity groups affiliated to the project.
Now, all i humbly request is you #jointhepride and buy a bracelet now, tell your friends about it, share this blog online, tweet about it, facebook it, like it and the power of social media shall help us secure the future of the King of the Jungle.