Tiger Missing Link Foundation Overview
Programs: The foundation is working in Tiger Conservation, Education, and Animal Welfare serves internationally with a strong focus within the USA. The conservation is to help save tigers from extinction by conserving genetic diversity and eliminate all inbreeding. This is being accomplished by convincing wildlife conservation groups, zoos' and the private breeders of tigers that DNA testing is needed. Our organization has implemented a frame work for proper captive management of tigers. These programs will assist in strengthening the genetic pool of all captive tigers, both in zoos and the NGO sector by bringing all tiger and tiger owners together under one umbrella.The Foundation provides an educational program known as "S.T.R.I.P.E" Saving Tigers through Research Involving Public Education and is for schools, civic groups and fraternal organizations to learn all about the tigers and their plight. There is an on-line resource known as the Tiger Learning Center at (www.tigerlink.org). The agency is also working with in the East Texas Region to facilitate, cultivate or stimulate youth of all ages with a focus on disadvantaged youth to pursue science as a major for professional fields.The third-role that is served is the rescue and rehabilitation of big cats that have been displaced, abused or neglected, this service is through our Tiger Creek Wildlife Refuge (www.tigercreek.org) which is a division of Tiger Missing Link Foundation (www.tigerlink.org) as a registered DBA (assumed name) operating in Smith County Texas.Future direction includes a Tiger Response Unit to assist with medical and dental needs of captive tigers and related husbandry concerns and genetic testing.