WildCRU’s Hwange Lion Project thanks Cara Delevingne and the matching generosity of Tag Heuer watches
David Macdonald and Andrew Loveridge mentioned in an earlier newsflash our gratitude to Cara Delevingne for auctioning her personal Tag Heuer wristwatch (with lion face) to raise funds for our project. Through the enthusiastic generosity of the successful buyer, Rebhi Barqawi, the sale raised over £9000 – we are grateful to Mr Barqawi for pushing the boat out, and supporting us through his purchase. All this was exciting enough, but then came the news that Tag Heuer themselves will match the sum. Everybody should realise how much a sum like this means to us – it could, for example, more than support the training of a Zimbabwean or Botswanan student from our study area attending our full time Post Graduate Diploma in International Wildlife Conservation Practice at the WildCRU’s Recanati-Kaplan Centre (see the Diploma pages on our website). One of WildCRUs fund-raising priority is the funding of not only these wonderful young Diploma students, but also to create scholarships to enable them to develop projects with us once they return to their home countries.
Donations can be made at http://www.campaign.ox.ac.uk/wildcru