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Cecil the Lion’s Legacy: How Do We Turn Viral Giving Into Lasting Change?

Post date: 
August 6th, 2015
Article Type: 
External News Article
Article Topic: 
Giving

The devastating killing of a beloved lion in Zimbabwe has sparked giving approaching $1 million. It’s an inspiring example of tragedy elevating a cause, but what happens next? Will the wave of support stick? 

At this point, everyone knows the story of Cecil the lion. The news reports, which spread like wildfire, were gut-wrenching, as a dentist from Minnesota and his guides lured the lion out of Hwange National Park with food, beheading him and leaving the body behind. 

The story set off a wave of sadness across the Internet, followed by outrage, and now, as a silver lining to the tragedy—giving. 

Link to article: 
http://www.insidephilanthropy.com/home/2015/8/5/cecil-the-lions-legacy-how-do-we-turn-viral-giving-into-last.html

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