Over the three-week period the stunning Grade 1 listed building came alive with tiger themed activities, promotions, music, entertainment and much more all aimed to raise vital funds and awareness of the plight of tigers in Asia, which are soon to be extinct unless urgent action is taken.
If you visited the station during the event you will have also been able to see the Veolia tiger sculpture – a life-size tiger made completely from recycled material!
Tiger Tracks embodies our corporate values, including protecting and enhancing the natural environment so that it can be enjoyed today but also long into the future. If we do nothing to protect tigers now, future generations will only know them as some mythical creature that lives on in storybooks.
The event was driven by Save Wild Tigers, a global initiative, which works alongside two of the worlds leading conservation organisations; the Born Free Foundation and the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA). Together they work globally to provide a unified, focused and coordinated programme of tiger conservation initiatives.
Estelle Brachlianoff, Chief Executive of Veolia Environmental Services (UK) Plc said "We were delighted to be part of such worthy cause helping to highlight the vital action that is needed to be taken to save these stunning animals before they become extinct. Every year we help conserve valuable environmental resources, now it’s time to focus on biodiversity and the beauty and richness of nature which we all have a communal responsibility to protect."
Read on to hear from some key supporters of Tiger Tracks:
"It’s a moral question about whether we have the right to exterminate a species and leave a world that is more impoverished than the one we inherited - simply because of our carelessness and greed." David Attenborough
"The wild tiger is a beacon of hope for our planet – a world without them would be a bleak and desolate place. The Save Wild Tigers initiative needs your support to save this magnificent animal from extinction, so I urge you all to visit St Pancras in March and get on board with Tiger Tracks." Stephen Fry
"‘Tiger tiger burning bright
In the forests of the night...’
For how much longer will we be able to read these lines from Blake’s famous poem, without a sense of disbelief and shame? Because one by one the tigers’ lights are being extinguished, through our greed and our indifference. In the end we will have destroyed one of the most iconic and beautiful living treasures of the world". Virginia McKenna O.B.E, actress and founder The Born Free Foundation
"Without doubt Tiger Tracks will be a major international happening - a three week extravaganza in support of one of the great causes of our lifetime, saving the wild tiger. We are so thrilled to have Veolia Environnement included as a partner for such a critically important cause." Simon Clinton (CEO, The Clinton Partnership and founder of Save Wild Tigers)
"Tiger Tracks is set to make March at St. Pancras International our wildest yet with lots of exciting events for all the family. As a busy hub for travellers, the station is the perfect location to not only raise money for a worthy cause but also educate hundreds of thousands of visitors on what can be done to protect tigers in the wild." Nicola Shaw (CEO, HS1 Ltd)