Preview: Asia House Tiger Project

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Preview: Asia House Tiger Project

As the Year of the Tiger enters its final two months, Asia House mounts an exhibition and raft of tigrish events to keep the plight of the endangered stripy beast prominent as 2010 draws to a close.

The Tiger in Asian Art is a free exhibition spanning art of the last three thousand years, including many rare and previously unseen pieces, and connecting it with today's urgent environmental issue. A special study day on 13th November looks at the tiger's role as a symbol of power and protection in the religions and arts of Asia through the centuries (book now). You can get your cubs involved with a tigry day of free storytelling and mask making on Saturday 27th November between 2-4pm.

The project is not just about art, it's also about action. A 'Save the Tiger Forum' will bring together Asia House's expert partners: Born Free, Environmental Investigation Agency and WildAid to provide a platform to raise issues and debate possible solutions to save the tiger from extinction. It will also give the public a chance to hear about some of the key issues surrounding tiger survival from those working on the ground at the frontline of it.

To put it in perspective, EIA Senior Campaigner, Debbie Banks said:

The wild tiger has mesmerised and enchanted man for centuries and celebrating the cult of the tiger is an effective way of reminding us of what we stand to lose if the last tiger is lost from the wild. As a symbol of the forests it lives in, the same forests that secure water and mitigate climate change, the tiger is a barometer of how well we are managing the planet.

Email Asia House to book your place at this important conservation forum on 7 December at the Royal Geographical Society between 7-8.30pm, £12/10.

If you've never heard of EIA and their Tiger Campaign take a look at this video documentary which follows the London based team of undercover investigators on a mission to China. Warning: you may find some scenes upsetting.

EIA Tiger Campaign from EIA on Vimeo.

Last Updated 01 November 2010