Posts Tagged ‘Tiger’

Today, October 29, the WWF decided to celebrate cats.

 

In fact, this operation had become a necessity beacause of dramatic figures around the tiger. In the span of less than 100 years, the tiger population has declined by 97%. 97%! This is an absolutely colossal, terrible, alarming figure that takes its full value with another number: 3200. 3200, the estimated tigers still alive. And yet, we’re quite sure it’s remotely accurate;  to be sure, they must be counted. Hence the different actions of the WWF to develop ways to count tigers in various countries (India, China, Russia …) and make sure – whatever the maddening number of tigers still alive it may remain – to double this number by 2022.

Why am I talking about this initiative? Because of Sol Sunburst. If you don’t know, my sci-fi novel is based on the assumption that animal species disappeared way too fastly and that humans began to introduce animal genes into human DNA to be exonarated from their extinction. An ultra-pessimistic vision of our future, but yet a vision that – in light of alarming figures posted daily by the WWF – takes the path of a reality. In my book, there is a tiger animoid, Mike Ronson, emblem of the total extinction of this species. So it seemed appropriate to relay today this particular action of the WWF.

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Specifically, what can we do?

  • Talk about it!
  • Donate to WWF
  • Buy Sol Sunburst

Let me remind you that Sol Sunburst is committed to supporting the WWF and to annually donating a portion of its profits as donations to the WWF in order to help implement safeguard actions before it’s too late. So, buying my book (on Amazon or Kobo) is not just about reading an anticipation novel…

To learn more about the #DoubleTigers operation, I invite you to visit this WWF website (which has a link to directly make a donation). Feel free to spread the word around you, over all possible social networks, to educate as many people as possible. The ecological diversity of our planet really is at stake!

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If you say “yes” to at least one of these 10 questions, you will definitely like my novel soon to be published, Sol Sunburst!

So don’t forget to take a note in your agenda: it’s released on the 6th of May 2014!