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GREEN MATCH FUND 2023
The 20-27th April 2023 saw the Green Match Fund 202when donations made to 178 participating charities were doubled.  Some are protecting specific animals such as dormice or otters, whilst others are focusing on habitats such as hedgerows or seagrass. Some are based in the UK but help wildlife overseas.  The event raised over £4,349,330  for the participating charities through 22,457 donations!  This well exceeded the previous year's event (£2.8 million).  Well done everyone!



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  1. Snow leopards live high in the mountains of Central Asia.

    There are only about 4,000 of these wonderful big cats left, due to habitat loss, retaliating killings and poaching.  On average, a snow leopard is killed a day by poachers or local communities trying to protect their livestock.  Much of the big cats' home is at risk because of development and exploitation.

    Back in 2013, the leaders from all 12 countries in the snow leopard habitat pledged to secure at least 20 snow leopard landscapes of Asia by 2020.

    And in August 2017, the 12 countries are all meeting for Kyrgyzstan for the International Snow Leopard & Ecosystem Forum

    This high-level event aims to do two things, according to the website:

    1. To further strengthen the range countries’ ongoing effort to protect the snow leopard, and
    2. To galvanize international support for their ambitious plan of securing 20 snow leopard landscapes by the year 2020.

    They need to act to save snow leopards before it is too late.  It's vital to secure snow leopard landscapes with the support of local communities, to tackle illegal trade and make sure we build a future in which snow leopards can survive.

    There is a petition, on Care2.com's Petitions website, urging the snow leopard country leaders to pledge concrete action when they meet in August.  

    Sign the petition to pledge these leaders to take concrete action to save snow leopards at their August meeting.