World Wildlife Day

World Wildlife Day

To raise awareness of the world’s wild fauna and flora

Mar

03

to

Mar

03

Big cats: predators under threat

Big cats are among the most widely recognized and admired animals across the globe. However, today these charismatic predators are facing many and varied threats, which are mostly caused by human activities. Overall, their populations are declining at a disturbing rate due to loss of habitat and prey, conflicts with people, poaching and illegal trade. For example, tiger populations plummeted by 95% over the past 100 years and African lion populations dropped by 40% in just 20 years. But a range of measures are underway to arrest this decline.

In an effort to reach as wide an audience as possible, the expanded definition of big cats is being used, which includes not only lion, tiger, leopard and jaguar — the 4 largest wild cats that can roar – but also cheetah, snow leopard, puma, clouded leopard, etc. Big cat species are found in Africa, Asia, and North, Central and South America, representing a virtually global distribution, and representations of big cats, such as for car logos,  by sporting clubs and the fashion industry, are used globally.

Over the past century we have been losing big cats, the planet’s most majestic predators, at an alarming rate. World Wildlife Day 2018 gives us the opportunity to raise awareness about their plight and to galvanize support for the many global and national actions that are underway to save these iconic species. Through World Wildlife Day big cats will generate the level of attention they all deserve to be sure they are with us for generations to come.

 

 

      

 

Share

FacebookTwitter

Want to promote your outdoor event or activity?!

Let us know by Submitting your Event.
Resources to help you plan and run an amazing event: Managing Your Event

Discover Queensland

Explore all of Queensland’s adventures.

Start Exploring

What's On

Jun

22

Volunteer with BeachCare – Tugun

Come along and join in on some free community coast care activities with BeachCare and help preserve our coastal environment.
Read more

Jun

24

Swiftwater Rescue Operator Course

Swiftwater Rescue Operator Course - 4 days of specialist training
Read more

Jun

27

2019 Australian Camps Association National Conference

The Conference theme will be ‘Telling Our Story’
Read more

Latest News

$90m+ for environmental protection

Wildlife and the environment are winners in this year’s State Budget

Read more
Healthy Queenslanders Headline Budget

Regional jobs and investment in healthy Queenslanders headline 19-20 budget

Read more
Greenway = bums off couch and on bike seat

Turning couch potatoes into hard-breathing, healthy, bike riders.

Read more

Become a member

QORF welcomes applications for new Community and Green Circle Members from organisations and individuals involved in the outdoors

Learn More
Tail Lights by Georgina Pratten