Tuesday, 21 February 2017

21st Century Tiger Gold Award and Poetry Day Ireland Competition

Fota Wildlife Park earns a 21st Century Tiger Gold Award for fundraising

To date, Fota Wildlife Park has raised over €27,000 for wild tiger conservation, which has earned the Park a Gold Award from 21st Century Tiger. 21st Century Tiger is a unique wild tiger conservation initiative between Dreamworld Wildlife Foundation and the Zoological Society of London.

Fota Wildlife Park is home to three Sumatran Tigers, the most endangered for all the subspecies of tigers, whose rapid population decline has been driven by poaching and by clearances of habitat for agriculture.

The Sumatran tiger is native to the Indonesian island of Sumatra. It was classified as critically endangered by IUCN in 2008 as the population was estimated at 441 to 679 individuals. Fota Wildlife Park is sponsoring the 21st Century Tiger poaching prevention programme in Sumatra as part of their ongoing contribution to wild tiger conservation.

Poetry Day Ireland and Fota Wildlife Park Launch Poetry Trail Competition 2017

Budding young poets, how would you like to see your poem in print, or win a trip to the amazing Fota Wildlife Park for your school group?

Poetry Ireland and Fota Wildlife Park are offering children aged 5-12 a chance to win a trip to Fota Wildlife Park for their entire class, on Poetry Day Ireland, 27 April 2017. Winning poems will also appear on a special poetry trail map, which visitors to Fota can enjoy from the start of the Easter Holidays until 27 April.

Great prizes

See your poem in print! Four winning poems will be selected to appear alongside poems by famous poets on a special Poetry Trail Map of animal-themed poetry around Fota Wildlife Park. The trail map will be available to all visitors to Fota from 8 – 27 April 2017. The winning poet will win entry passes* for their class group to Fota Wildlife Park on Poetry Day Ireland, Thursday 27 April. The visit will also include an animal-themed poetry workshop.

How do I enter?

Entering the competition is easy. Just pick any species of animal, plant or tree that is under conservation at Fota Wildlife Park and write a poem about it! Competition entries will be judged in two categories: Junior Category for Junior Infants – 2nd Class, and Senior Category for 3rd Class – 6th Class.

For full details and to enter click here.

*Terms and Conditions apply


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