Photography for Big Cats has the pleasure to work with some of the best Big Cat conservation groups and Big Cat Photography venues. The links on our web page are solely related to organisations, we work with, or conservation groups, we recommend to volunteer with.

Big Cat Conservation

Photography for Big Cats supports selected Big Cat conservation groups/projects. The links displayed in this category are related solely to these organisations.
Amur Leopard and Tiger Alliance (ALTA)
The Amur Leopard and Tiger Alliance (ALTA) is one of Photography for Big Cats' main conservation partners, benefiting from our fundraising at zoos and wildlife parks. It is a coalition of 13 international and Russian NGOs that have pooled resources to support conservation of Amur leopards and tigers in the wild.
Wildlife Vets International (WVI)
Wildlife Vets International has been the main beneficiary of Photography for Big Cats' fundraising efforts in 2012. We support their work around the Amur Leopard and Tigers, done by Dr. John Lewis.
21st Century Tiger
21st Century Tiger supports tiger conservation projects in many of the 13 tiger range countries. Core projects receiving long-term support are in Russia, India and Sumatra. It is the third of the main recipients of Photography for Big Cats' fundraising efforts in 2012.

Volunteering Opportunities

In this category we have listed wildlife conservation groups, which Photography for Big Cat recommends.
Cheetah Conservation Fund
The Cheetah Conservation Fund headquarter is located in Namibia, but has also volunteer opportunities in Kenya and less-directly related to the field work in other countries. If you would like to learn about the cheetahs and work with leading field experts, CCF offers the perfect opportunity.
Daktari - Bush School & Wildlife Orphanage
Daktari - Bush School and Wildlife Orphanage provides opportunities to volunteer in South Africa from only 1 week in duration and at very affordable rates. Barbara Meyer, the founder of Photography for Big Cats, visited Daktari in 2011, and was impressed by their education approach that centres around the wildlife orphanage, and includes a visit to a game reserve.
UmPhafa is a Private Nature Reserve in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. This reserve comprises of three farms previously managed for cattle and it is now owned by Action For The Wild, Colchester Zoo's conservation charity. The aim of Action for the Wild is to rehabilitate UmPhafa as an example of the regions previous natural condition. UmPhafa's volunteering programme is open to anybody with a genuine love of nature and the environment, but will be particularly beneficial to anyone, who would like to gain experience before pursuing a career in conservation.

Related Businesses

Big Cat & Nature Photography
The founder of Photography for Big Cats runs photography courses, workshops and photo days under her freelance photography business, Big Cat & Nature Photography. Participants on her photography experience not only learn how to use the camera's functionality more effectively, but will gain knowledge about the big cats and other wildlife species.
Colchester Zoo
Colchester Zoo is one of Photography for Big Cats' fundraising venues. The zoo has supported our efforts to support wildlife conservation since 2010, and it is a great place to see exotic animals and learn more about the different species and the problems in their natural habitat.