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Educational Outreach:
Secondary and Universities

Educational Outreach: Secondary (High) Schools and Universities
News Clips - 1997 - 1999

1997-10-01-3 News Leader, Burnaby, BC
[Gilmore students join efforts to "Save-the-Tiger"]
"… ‘Unless a huge conservation effort ignites now, the tiger will be extinct in the wild by the year 2004…’ said Anthony Marr… who gives the slideshows to the schools. ‘Some adults say, "How many tiger are there in Canada? Why should we be bothered? Go ask the kids.’…"

1997-10-04-6 The Peace Arch News, Surrey, BC by Tracy Holmes
[Care for the cats]
"Save the tiger.
"That was the message students of Peace Arch Elementary received at a presentation by… Anthony Marr…
"Under the watchful eyes of a 50-foot inflatable tiger, the kids learned the only 4,000 tigers remain in the wild, and that some subspecies totaled less than the number of students in the gym.
"But, ‘I do not believe the tiger is doomed,’ Anthony Marr told the kids. ‘The reason I believe this is because nobody has ever asked kids like you to help out. If we can get kids around the world to say, ‘I want to save the tiger’, I believe the tiger will be saved.’…
"He also asked them to come to the Save-the-Tiger Walk at Stanley Park Oct. 18."

1997-10-08-3 The Vancouver Courier by Gudrun Will
[Students take tiger by the tail]
"High school environmental club rallies behind animal activist.
"An auditorium full of Kitsilano high school students roared in appreciation…
"Inspiring youth, Marr believes, is the only hope to save the rapidly diminished species…"

1997-10-16 The Westender, Vancouver
[Halloween fun, Tiger Walk set]
"… The WCWC has organized Save-the-Tiger Walk ’97…"

1997-10-19-7 The Province, Vancouver
[Walking for wildlife]
"Hundreds of concerned people took part in the ‘Save-the-Tiger Walk’ in Vancouver’s Stanley Park yesterday. They were walking to raise money to protect the dwindling number of tigers left in the wild."

1997-10-19-7 Ming Pao Daily News (Chinese), global
[1,000 people walk to save 4,000 tigers]
"WCWC’s Save-the-Tiger Walk attracted over 1,000 children and their teachers and parents, and raised $20,000…"

1998-02-24-2 The News, Parksville - Qualicum Beach, BC
[WCWC’s Bear Man returns to QB]
"Anthony Marr will be in Qualicum Beach next Tuesday, presenting slides of his two recent trips to India…
"Marr has stirred up a media storm…
"Marr will be ‘Champions of the Tiger’ in Omni-Film’s Champions of the Wild series on Discovery Channel this fall…"

1998-02-24-2 Comox Valley Echo
[Saving the Tiger theme for slideshow]
"… Please come out to witness the beauty of these magnificent animals and celebrate the ray of hope that Anthony brings us."

1998-02-   The Free Press, Nanaimo, BC
["Champion of the Tiger" visits]
"The ‘Champion of the Tiger’ will share his story with Nanaimo…
"The slideshow starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Maffeo-Sutton auditorium… on March 5…"

1998-11-26-4 Nelson Daily News by Bob Hall
[Kids in the tiger’s grasp]
"Anthony Marr… is touring area schools this week promoting the Save-the-Tiger campaign. With the help of the Nelson Youth Environmental group who put on a play of Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax followed by Marr’s slideshow… Wednesday morning, Marr talked to Hume Elementary School students in front of a 12 foot high, 50 feet long inflatable tiger prop. To bring further attention to the issue there will be a Save-the-Tiger Walk-a-thon this Saturday at Lakeside Park starting at 11 a.m. For more information contact the Nelson Eco-Centre."

1998-12-02-3 Trail Daily News by Lana Rodlie
[WCWC shares extinction fears with area students]
"… Bring the message about diminishing tigers to area schools, Anthony Marr is hoping to save the tiger, one child at a time…
"Pointing out how every living thing affect the life of something else, he asked the children, ‘How many cows do you think live in India?’
"Would you believe 350 million?
"Cows eat grass. Deer eat grass. Tigers eat deer. If the cows eat up all the grass, what do you think will happen to the deer, and the tiger?…
"‘Still, if you go into an Indian national park, you’re not allowed to touch anything, take anything, not even pick a blade of grass. But would you believe in a BC park, you are allowed to kill grizzly bears

1999-06-02-3     The Daily New, Nanaimo, BC     by Valerie Wilson
[Students learn plight of the tiger]
"… Anthony Marr… warns tigers are disappearing at al alarming rate. He is in Nanaimo this week to ask area school children to save the tiger from extinction.
"‘Your voice is important and you must speak out,’ Marr told students of Uplands Park Elementary Tuesday. ‘You are very powerful if you want to make some changes in the world.’
"Marr has been back in BC for about a month, after a 10 week working stint at tiger reserves in India. He brought home with him a breath-taking slideshow of the country’s landscape, tree and plant life, birds and animal life, and of course, photographs of the tiger he viewed at India’s Kanha, Bandhavgarh and Ranthambhore tiger reserves.
"‘A question I am asked often by adults is there are no tigers in Canada, so why should we be bothered.,’ Marr told student.
"‘Very simply. The tiger is one of most beautiful animals in the world. If it becomes extinct, our world would be much less beautiful place. We all lose.’.."

1999-06-07-1 Nanaimo News Bulletin by Erin Fletcher
[A tale of 4,000 tigers]
"Children hold the key to the survival of the endangered tiger, says tiger conservationist Anthony Marr…
"To spread the word about the plight of tigers, Marr was visiting Nanaimo schools last week with a slideshow presentation, video, and a discussion in the hopes to stimulate an interest in tiger preservation among local youth.
"Marr has been involved with tiger conservation since 1994. His passion takes him into the depths of India where he works to educate and promote the preservation of tigers…"
 

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