Protecting every big cat possible…

Just a very quick post, I’m getting a lot of messages, from this point on this is where I will update. As mentioned at WildTiger, the Leopard Refuge Station (LRS) is a high priority, I’ll explain in a more detailed update soon but I will be working in isolation to make things are functioning ok at the LRS from this point. Below are a couple of quick posts I made at Facebook this morning but as I say, from this point, this is where the main updates will be. My very best to everyone in what is a very fluid situation for all of us.

A lot going on right now, for everyone, once again, take care, social distancing is the most effective tool. I haven’t been able to reply to all messages. Just know that at this end, as I’ll explain in a blog soon, the care and protection of wildlife and the people living with big cats is still foremost in our focus. When rewilding the leopard Asa, at one stage I went around 8 months without seeing a motor vehicle, was often isolated … although often a leopard was with me, when he wasn’t off doing his thing.  One can still be very productive working in isolation, that is the situation right now…

And just a final thing for now, as I’ve just communicated to the team here, in Aotearoa New Zealand native language (Maori) we have a saying ‘KIA KAHA’ which means STAY STRONG. We’ve all witnessed some very poor decision making by individuals and leaders who didn’t take this thing seriously enough despite the warnings. That is what it is. Now it’s a matter of making the right decisions for the good of all, we can make the world a much better place once we get through this. KIA KAHA.