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Your donation supports on-the-ground conservation projects for lions, cheetahs, and other wildlife; combats poaching and snaring; and helps local communities that live with big cats. You can change the future for big cats by supporting the National Geographic Society.

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Get free videos and classroom activities to teach young people all about big cats—and how scientists and conservationists are working to study and protect them. Learn more.

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