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Kartini Pouchous is from Europe and has been living in Indonesia since 2009. Through this fundraising campaign Kartini wishes to talk to you about Leony and Eva, two beautiful female Sumatran tigers.
Leony and Eva were living in a private home in Jakarta and an illegal zoo in West Java respectively. They were both rescued by the West Java Department of Natural Resources Management in collaboration with Animal Sanctuary Trust Indonesia (ASTI), founded by Annette Elizabeth Pipe and Andy Sean Kindangen. ASTI is a non-profit organization which rescues, rehabilitates and releases endangered wild animals displaced by either habitat destruction (e.g. forest fires and land clearing) or trafficking.
Kartini says “When I was at ASTI, I had the chance to see and get close to Leony and Eva, and I was instantly impressed by the majestic beauty and powerful energy of these creatures. It contrasted so much with their past story and made me wonder once again: “how can such animals emanate so much power by their own presence, and yet be so vulnerable to the irresponsible action of humans?” These noble animals should be roaming in their natural habitat in the forests of Sumatra, not spending their lives in cages or enclosures.”
ASTI works directly with trafficked tigers and is determined to work towards returning Leony and Eva to the wild. To this end, ASTI is constructing a rehabilitation enclosure for the tigers, and is working on a strategy for their future relocation to a suitable facility in Sumatra where they will receive final rehabilitation before release.
Campaign Motive: ASTI needs support to start to rehabilitate Leony and Eva and to maintain them in a healthy and strong condition, while taking care of more than 70 other rescued animals currently staying at ASTI (including Sumatran and Bornean orangutans, gibbons, leopard cats and lots of birds from Java and Papua), and to continue providing food (a tiger needs on average 5kg of meat per day) and medical care for Leony and Eva. The goal is to raise US$ 13,200 for one full year, so your generous support is highly welcomed and appreciated!
With US$ 20, one tiger can be taken care of for one day
With US$ 140, one tiger can be taken care of for one week
With US$ 550, one tiger can be taken care of for one month
In the campaign creator’s own words: Can you help ASTI to take care of Leony and Eva while they prepare them for a second chance at life?
By donating to this project, you are not just helping Leony and Eva, but you are contributing to the safeguarding of one of Indonesia’s unique heritages that the world can no longer afford to lose at the hands of poachers and traffickers.
Look at the cute pictures of Leony and Eva
Eva and carcass
Thank you so much for any help you’re able to give. And please forward this campaign to anyone you think may be interested and willing to help.
Any amount would count and it would be much appreciated if you are not able to give then to SHARE SHARE SHARE! Thank you all and much love!
If you want to support this project, you can do so by donating on their campaign page: