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At the stroke of midnight of February 14, to many it’s Valentine’s Day but for this year 2010, it’s the start of the Chinese Lunar Calendar of the TIGER. The Chinese mark the year by the 10 Heavenly stems and 12 Earthy Branches (match 12 animals) and are arranged in order : Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog and Pig. This year mark as the Year of the Metal Tiger. In order to enjoy and keep this beautiful and graceful beast to continue to roam on earth, let us all make a pledge to not buy any products that encourages the killing/ poaching of this feline.

In the spirit of Roaring year of the Tiger, I wish everyone will join me in doing our best in preventing the extermination of the tigers. As of date, the are roughly about 300 tigers in the wild and everyday their numbers are decreasing. Make this year a GREAT one by joining WWF : Tx2 Tiger Campaign.

From February 14th to 21st, WWF-Malaysia will be launching our “Tx2” tiger conservation campaign and  invite members of the public to join us for fun activities at FGS Dong Zen Temple. WWF-Malaysia is working with other WWF offices in countries that are home to tigers on this campaign, which aims to double the number of tigers in the world by the next Year of the Tiger, 2022.

Come visit WWF-Malaysia’s booth, as we will be providing educational information about tigers and promoting our “symbolic tiger adoption”. You can purchase a pair of special edition tiger plush toys (the first day of Chinese New Year this year falls on Valentine’s Day) and the proceeds will be channelled to our conservation work.

WWF-Malaysia Booth
When?     14th to 21st February 2010
Where?     FGS Dong Zen Temple in Jenjarom, Selangor

In addition to visiting our booth, you can also enjoy participating in the following exciting activities at Dong Zen Temple:

Making the tiger mark
Get down and dirty as WWF-Malaysia’s field biologists teach you how to make your own tiger pugmark plaster cast and bring it back as a souvenir!
When?     16th February 2010
Time?        First session starts at 11.00am; last session is at 5.00pm

Face-painting:
Be part of history as WWF-Malaysia attempts to paint 1000 faces to symbolise the target of achieving 1000 wild tigers in Malaysia by the next Year of the Tiger in 2022.
When?      20th February 2010
Time?       Session 1: 10.00am to 1.30pm
Session 2: 3.00pm to 6.30pm

Tiger trail:
Go on a tiger trail around the temple grounds, earn stamps and bring home a gift.
When?     21st February 2010

To find out more about the tiger-themed event at the temple in Jenjarom, Selangor, log on to: http://www.fgs.org.my

To everyone who will be ushering in the year of the Tiger this coming February 14, here’s wishing you and your love ones a happy prosperous, healthy and fantastic year ahead.

GONG XI FATT CHAI

As you and your family enjoy the festivities, do remember “REDUCE, REUSE & RECYCLE”.

Cheers

green witch/bitch

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