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Announcing Launch of Big Cats Big Opportunities YouTube Channel! jaguars

Today USAID is pleased to launch a new YouTube channel highlighting the extensive conservation work of the global community of civil society and international organizations, governments, communities, indigenous peoples and the private sector. The Big Cats Big Opportunities YouTube Channel is the new home of livestream events and relevant video content. Included are three short videos on BIG CATS: ISSUES, INNOVATIONS and INSPIRATIONS drawn from the remarks and presentations of some of you who participated in the Global and Jaguar Dialogue events. We welcome your sharing of the channel and links provided at the end of this email.

We also would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Big Cat partners on the successful launch of theJaguar Parade today in New York City!!

Why Big Cats?

The numerous crises in the world today require actions that provide multiple benefits. Big Cats do that with respect to the biodiversity and climate crises and minimizing the risks of zoonotic disease outbreaks. How so? As apex predators, big cats such as tigers and snow leopards represent healthy ecosystems. Healthy ecosystems provide economic goods and services such as clean water upon which we all depend. There is also deep cultural value for these species throughout Asian societies.

The channel also features the new BIG CATS BIG OPPORTUNITIES Video Podcast series.

The podcasts are monthly dialogues with global experts on a wide range of Big Cat conservation issues and their direct impact on cultures, business, ecosystems, biodiversity, infrastructures, human health and security for communities all around the world. In its premiere episode, BIG CATS AND FAT CATS, guest host Andrew Mitchell, Founder & Sr. Advisor, Global Canopy discusses the future of conservation finance with Antoine Sire, Head of Company Engagement, BNP Paribas, Madeleine Ronquest, Head of Environmental Risk, FirstRand Bank and Dr. Laurie Marker, Founder, Cheetah Conservation Society.

Through the YouTube Channel and Podcast series, USAID highlights the important conservation and climate issues and actions taking place today in regions throughout Asia and around the world. The channel demonstrates the progress and positive impacts of partnerships among diverse groups of organizations and people combating the biodiversity and climate crises along with reducing the risk of zoonotic disease outbreaks.

To help announce the launch, USAID is sharing posts across its social media:

· USAID LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6972936555195768832

· USAID Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/USAID/videos/big-cats-big-opportunities/2058372107685442/

· USAID Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/CiLVUlTgOZW/?hl=en

· USAID Twitter: https://twitter.com/USAID/status/1567182816286474243

As key BIG CATS partners, we kindly request for you to also share the below post across your personal and organizational social media platforms. In case helpful, please find attached a guide on how to.

TEXT: Go BIG on Big Cat conservation! Check out the new Big Cats Big Opportunities YouTube Channel. It’s the new home of video content, livestreams, and the Big Cats Podcast. Hear from global experts on how Big Cats impact ecosystems, biodiversity, infrastructures, and security for communities all around the world. https://bit.ly/3qc8FBQ #BigCatsBigOpps


Instructions to download this video and to post it on each social platform can be found in the attached document.

And please subscribe to the new Big Cats Big Opportunities YouTube Channel. Thank you so much for your partnership in this exciting Big Cats initiative!

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