Support Taiga, save tigers #89

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erengy opened this Issue Mar 15, 2015 · 3 comments

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erengy commented Mar 15, 2015

In the past couple of years, I've met some people who'd liked to donate to Taiga, whom I kindly refused. Recently I've been thinking of channeling their good will to something that matters, by encouraging them to make a donation to an appropriate cause instead.

I'm not sure if calling Taiga "careware" or "charityware" rather than "freeware" would make a positive impact, but I intend to set up a donation page on Taiga's website (something along the lines of the Donate page on my personal website) and provide a link to it through the application.

I'm currently looking for charities that I can suggest in good conscience to Taiga users. To keep things somewhat relevant, I'm specifically looking for non-profit organizations that support wildlife, especially tigers. A quick search revealed about a dozen facilities and causes, but I have no means to verify their trustworthiness. Any help would be appreciated.

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I know sites like www.charitynavigator.org are good resources for this. A quick search shows that Big Cat Rescue is trustworthy, but their focus is on rescuing abused animals. None of the ones on there seem to be very good for preservation, but I'll continue looking in to it, though the WWF is another good foundation.

Cael commented Mar 15, 2015

I know sites like www.charitynavigator.org are good resources for this. A quick search shows that Big Cat Rescue is trustworthy, but their focus is on rescuing abused animals. None of the ones on there seem to be very good for preservation, but I'll continue looking in to it, though the WWF is another good foundation.

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Thanks for the information, @Cael. Someone else just told me about 21st Century Tiger:

It is a UK based foundation working under Zoological Society of London and they seem quite efficient. For instance, here they submit regular reports.

Apparently they're both members of the International Tiger Coalition. "Before You Donate" page of Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries also seems like a good resource on the topic.

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erengy commented Mar 15, 2015

Thanks for the information, @Cael. Someone else just told me about 21st Century Tiger:

It is a UK based foundation working under Zoological Society of London and they seem quite efficient. For instance, here they submit regular reports.

Apparently they're both members of the International Tiger Coalition. "Before You Donate" page of Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries also seems like a good resource on the topic.

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erengy May 1, 2015

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A slightly-updated version of taiga.erengy.com is now live. I added an FAQ entry for donations as well.

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erengy commented May 1, 2015

A slightly-updated version of taiga.erengy.com is now live. I added an FAQ entry for donations as well.

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