Ustad - It has been 3 years!
Posted by: at 18:01, May 22 2018.

On 16 May 2018 it was 3 years since Ranthambhore’s magnificent tiger known as Ustad was tranquillised and then carted off to a zoo in Udaipur. I have written about this travesty of justice on social media and my website(see below). If you are able to add a few words on your site it would be appreciated.

Article courtesy of Michael J Vickers, Wildlife Photography

Changes at Tigers4Ever
Posted by: at 22:03, February 12 2018.

Tigers4Ever made some changes to its Board of Trustees. Firstly, we said goodbye to Shaer Halewood on 10 February 2018. Shaer has been a Tigers4Ever Trustee since 2015, however, she recently started a new job which left her very little time for other activities. Shaer felt that she couldn't continue to give the task of saving wild tigers with Tigers4Ever the commitment it deserves. We accepted Shaer’s resignation in November 2017 and would like to thank her for staying on whilst we recruited new Trustees to help us achieve our 5 Year Plan for saving wild tigers ( We would like to take this opportunity to thank Shaer for all her help since 2015 and wish her well in her new role.

We are also delighted to confirm the appointment of 4 new Tigers4Ever Trustees: Naomi C Dake, Kieron Casey and Gemma L Baker all joined the Tigers4Ever Board of Trustees on 11 November 2017, whilst Sarah J Jones joined us with effect from 10 February 2018.

Naomi C Dake has a lifelong passion for animals, especially the Big Cats of which Tigers are a favourite of hers. Naomi has a long-term personal interest in tigers and is keen to proactively add her support to enabling Tigers in the wild to have wild futures on a sustainable basis. Prior to joining Tigers4Ever, Naomi adopted a Sumatran Tiger at a wildlife sanctuary which she loves to visit. Locally, Naomi volunteers at the Warrington Animal Welfare centre, where she is actively involved with supporting the care and re-homing of cats predominantly.

Naomi is CIPD qualified in Human Resource (HR) management and is a qualified Life Coach, with over 15 years’ experience in HR, organisational development and coaching. She works with both individuals/organisations to help them manage change and transformation, develop and empower people to build skills and confidence; and to design high performing organisations, leaders and teams for the future. Naomi is committed to support Tigers4Ever in its organisational development and to support the charity to help it to achieve its mission. Naomi has already taken a proactive role in team building and training for Tigers4Ever’s Board of Trustees at our Away Day on 10 February 2018.

Kieron Casey has a background in digital marketing, and has worked for multiple brands and institutions helping them to raise their online profile. He now hopes to use the skills which he has acquired throughout his career to date, to help give a voice to wild tigers and the natural world. Kieron is a committed vegan, who is dedicated to animal welfare and conservation. He aims to do whatever he can to help Tigers4Ever grow to meet its challenges over the next few years. His main inspiration for protecting wildlife is his daughter who has taught Kieron to view animals with compassion and infinite wonder – he now hopes to inspire others to feel the same. Kieron will take a proactive role in digital marketing and communications for Tigers4Ever.

Gemma L Baker is passionate about animals and animal welfare so was keen to join Tigers4Ever to fulfil her ambition to make a real difference for wild animals. Gemma recently graduated from Liverpool John Moores University, where she studied animal behaviour. She currently works as an area manager for Amazon and was actively involved in establishing a Korfball club in her home town of Norwich. When asked, Gemma said: “I have always had an interest in Tigers having grown up obsessed with them”. Gemma also uses her skills in animal behaviour to assist with medical detection dogs on her day off. Gemma will assist Tigers4Ever with fundraising and its social media channels, as we seek to raise awareness of the wild tigers’ plight.

Sarah J Jones is a skilled marketer, communicator and fundraiser with 12 years’ experience predominantly in the third sector. Sarah also brings a wealth of experience in developing fundraising strategy and foster supporter growth. She is passionate about wildlife, the environment, and the core values of Tigers4Ever, which she believes match her own. Sarah is fulfilling her long term ambition to be actively involved in conservation by joining Tigers4Ever. Sarah also has first-hand experience of the issues we face in our day to day struggle to provide a wild future for wild tigers as she has travelled in India. Sarah will use her fundraising skills and expertise to refine our fundraising strategy to help us meet the challenges we face in raising the funds essential to our giving wild tigers wild futures. She will also be actively involved with new Tigers4Ever fundraising initiatives during 2018 and moving forward into next 2 years. Sarah also took an active role in training at the Tigers4Ever Away Day on 10 February 2018.

Naomi, Kieron, Gemma and Sarah have joined us initially for a period of three years and we hope that their skills and new initiatives will generate new support for Tigers4Ever and our efforts to save wild tigers. Naomi, Kieron and Gemma’s profiles can be seen in the “About us” section of our website at:, Sarah’s profiles will appear on there in the next few days.

Like the Tigers4Ever Trustees, I'm sure all our followers will warmly welcome Naomi, Kieron, Gemma and Sarah and wish them every success in their new roles at Tigers4Ever.

Dr. Corinne Taylor-Smith

Co-Founder Tigers4Ever

Tigers4Ever Succeeds in GlobalGiving's Accelerator, Becomes Recognised Partner of GlobalGiving
Posted by: at 12:40, January 8 2018.

Tigers4Ever announced today that they have graduated from the GlobalGiving Accelerator program, gaining entry into the GlobalGiving marketplace and becoming a recognized partner of GlobalGiving. As part of the Accelerator, Tigers4Ever successfully raised $5,486 from 64 unique individual donors to support their project, "Saving Bandhavgarh's Wild Tigers from Poachers."

"We're thrilled to have Tigers4Ever as part of our community. Tigers4Ever has met our rigorous vetting standards for trust and community support, and we're committed to providing tools, training, and support as they learn, grow and become more effective," said Mari Kuraishi, President and Co-Founder of GlobalGiving. "GlobalGiving donors value the opportunity to support nonprofits like Tigers4Ever, knowing that they'll get regular updates about how their donations are put to work."

"97% of the global wild tiger population has been lost in 100 years. Only 3200 remain so it's vital we protect them & their critical habitat. 2226 wild tigers are in India. Poachers have jeopardised wild tiger survival for years with snares consisting of anchored wires with sliding nooses camouflaged along tiger trails. Our Anti-Poaching Patrols aim to eradicate snares around Bandhavgarh so tigers can walk safely, & to educate local communities to change attitudes towards tigers/other wildlife", said Corinne Taylor-Smith, project leader at Tigers4Ever. "Visit our project, 'Saving Bandhavgarh's Wild Tigers from Poachers' to learn how even $10/£8 can make a difference: We're $6,014/£4627 away from our overall goal of $11,500/£8640."

About Tigers4Ever
Tigers4Ever's mission is to halt the decline of wild tiger populations by helping people living on the periphery of tiger territories & equipping forest patrols protecting tigers in India. We work with local communities & the Forest Department to build a future where people live in harmony with and have an enhanced understanding of tigers.

About GlobalGiving
GlobalGiving is the first and largest global crowdfunding community that connects nonprofits, donors, and companies in nearly every country around the world. GlobalGiving makes it possible for local organizations to access the funding, tools, training, and support they need to become more effective and make the world a better place. Any registered nonprofit is welcome to apply for the GlobalGiving Accelerator Program:


Tigers4Ever has a New Trustee
Posted by: at 14:47, September 2 2017.

We are delighted to confirm the appointment of a New Trustee: Ben W Worth, with effect from 02 September 2017. Ben has joined the other Tigers4Ever Trustees: David, Naomi, Corinne, Jeremy and Shaer. Ben will bring a wealth of experience, marketing strategy, fundraising expertise and business acumen to the Tigers4Ever Board along with new ideas for achieving our objective to ensure that wild tigers will have a wild future.

Ben is passionate about using his marketing expertise to help good causes, he currently works for an outdoor education charity and has been involved in various volunteer activities. Ben has over 10 years of experience in marketing and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing. He will be involved with new Tigers4Ever fundraising initiatives in the Autumn of 2017; Ben will also be involved in refining our marketing strategy to help us meet the challenges we face in raising awareness about the plight of the wild tiger and the funds essential to giving wild tigers wild futures.

Ben has joined us initially for a period of three years and we hope that his skills and new initiatives will generate new support for Tigers4Ever and our efforts to save wild tigers. Ben's profile is now on the "About us" section of our website at:

Like the Tigers4Ever Trustees, I'm sure our followers will warmly welcome Ben and wish him every success in his new role at Tigers4Ever.

Dr. Corinne Taylor-Smith

Co-Founder Tigers4Ever

Tigers4Ever has a Third Patron
Posted by: at 17:11, August 20 2017.

We are delighted to announce that Susan Fisher Kaufman has agreed to become a Patron of Tigers4Ever with effect from 14 August 2017. Susan owns the copyright and is the Producer to a new film “A Tiger’s Cry” which documents the lives of a couple struggling to save wild tigers and their diminishing habitat spanning a period of over 70 years.

Susan is an entrepreneur who has results oriented experience in both corporate entities and film production in both the USA and globally. Susan is also a long time campaigner for animal and human welfare, and has promoted her interests in these areas through a series of campaigns and fundraising initiatives.

Susan, like Tigers4Ever, believes that wild tigers deserve to have a wild future and has been interested in our wild tiger conservation efforts for some time.

Susan will, through her role as Tigers4Ever Patron, promote the work being done by us to give wild tigers wild futures and raise awareness of the day to day threats facing wild tiger survival.

We would like to welcome Susan to this important role and thank her for her support.

Susan becomes Tigers4Ever’s third Patron alongside Martin Clowes who has been promoting our efforts for wild tigers since 2013; and Lauren Maddox who become our second Patron in February 2017.


Dr. Corinne Taylor-Smith

PhD. BSc (Hons). CMIIA.

Chair, Co-Founder and Conservationist


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