SPOTS officially stands for Save and Protect Our Treasures but also refers to ‘places’ to visit in the world.
Lots of people visit places where you can cuddle or walk with lion cubs. "Cub-petting."
SPOTS is very worried by this phenomenon since it can be a threat for wild lions because wild lions get taken away from the wild for new blood. Further they think many of these projects are unethical. They suggest that cubs will be put back into nature when matured but this is nearly impossible.
Most probably these cubs end in the Canned Hunting Industry. They think that many volunteers and tourists don’t support this but simply don’t know. Therefore they are focusing on giving education in the Netherlands.
Shazir Haque took a trip down to Carolina Tiger Rescue which is a sanctuary in Pittsboro, North Carolina for a project and met Nitro at Carolina Tiger Rescue. Nitro was a blind tiger living within the safe sanctuary of Carolina Tiger Rescue. Meeting Nitro changed Shazir's life forever. Nitro passed in the months following their first visit and the loss of Nitro pushed Shazir's inspiration to new heights.
They are working hard in the hopes to have their own facility to rescue wildcats and find ways to repopulate and save the near extinct tiger and also save habitats.
As far back as 1959, Guy Ellis’ grandfather began his service business. Since then, every member of the family has found him/herself working in a family-owned, family-run company known for relationships, personal touches and quality.
The family is also a group of intrepid and selective travelers and, over the years, they’ve collectively visited almost every desirable destination on the globe.
Along the way, they became travel gurus to friends, family and acquaintances: suggesting destinations, accommodation, experiences and on-the-ground contacts.
After many years in search of the ‘perfect safari experiences’, they decided to formally tailor-make Completely Unique Safari experiences for discerning international and local travelers. Completely Unique Safaris is now the culmination of that expertise, matched with a passion for wildlife, conservation and photography.