Living-harmony-nature90% of tiger habitat has been destroyed world-wide, much of it by illegal logging that supports the imported furniture industry.  Avoiding imported wood products (furniture, flooring, siding, millwork, etc) helps protect tigers and other endangered species of the forest. For many of us, living in harmony with nature includes opting for American furniture made with local, legal wood. 

I got an email from our friends at World Wildlife Fund WWF today that thought I'd share with you.  WWF has always been my favorite charity, with a great mission of "building a future in which people live in harmony with nature."

 

Today's email was about saving tigers.  They urgently need our help and this week has been designated Tiger Week to focus attention on their plight.  The world's wild tiger population is at an all-time low, dropping over 97% (from 100,000 to as few as 3,200 today) in the last century. Demand for tiger parts in some Asian countries is resulting in poaching and trade that is emptying forests of the last wild tigers.  Three tiger subspecies—Bali, Javan, and Caspian—have already been wiped out and 90% of tiger habitat has been destroyed.  The South China tiger is close to extinction and all of the five other remaining subspecies are in danger of the same fate.  Can you imagine a world without tigers?  Not on our watch, right?

The WWF is working to save the tiger and you can help.  It takes just 10 seconds and $10:  text TIGERS to 20222 to join the movement to save the tiger.  Learn more about tiger conservation and how your lifestyle affects their habitat on our website.  Yes we can live in harmony with nature.

This blog is written by your friends at Vermont Woods Studios. Check out our Vermont made furniture and home decor online and visit our showroom and art gallery at Stonehurst, the newly restored 1800s farmhouse nestled in the foothills of the Green Mountains.

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