May 23, 2014

Eyes On This: National Geographic's Big Cats Initiative

TEM Producer Julie Winokur interviews
zebra researcher Michael Brown at the
 Mpala Research Center in Kenya. 
Photo by Jessey Dearing.
Talking Eyes Media is currently editing videos about the Mpala Research Center in Kenya for a new project/campaign called Mpala Live!  The goal of these videos is not only to introduce the world to this Center, their work, and to wildlife but to stress the importance of wildlife conservation in Africa.

For this reason, when we came across the "Build A Boma" campaign from National Geographic's Big Cats Initiative, we wanted to share it with others.

Every dollar raised will go directly toward building and maintaining livestock enclosures called "bomas" in Kenya and Tanzania, which will in turn protect livestock from predation and help protect big cats from retaliatory killings.  A boma costs only $500 to build and $25 a year to maintain.

Watch the NatGeo video below to learn more about the Build A Boma campaign and click here to donate.

*Uber is currently offering a promo code for new users: $20 off your first ride AND Uber will donate $5 to Build A Boma! Use the promocode BIGCATS