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Back in 2020, Exodus Travels’ expert guide, award-winning wildlife photographer and conservationist, Paul Goldstein aimed to raise a huge $150,000 for the protection and conservation of the endangered Bengal tigers by running both the London and Everest Marathons in his iconic 14ft Bengal tiger suit. This was fully supported by the Exodus Travels Foundation.

However, due to travel restrictions with the COVID-19 pandemic, Paul postponed his marathons to 2021/2022. He has now completed an additional race, the Brighton Marathon, on the 12th September 2021. He also completed the London Marathon on 3rd October, and he will travel to Nepal to complete the gruelling Tenzing Hillary Everest Marathon that will take place on 29th May 2022.

The Worth More Alive campaign started eleven years ago. 2021 is the tenth anniversary of his first Brighton run. After 16 marathons Paul is finally hanging up his shoes in May 2022 and his suit too. It has raised over $350,000 but, as he says, "I will not give up this cause even though the flesh might not be quite so willing, but until these magnificent animals come off the endangered list I will keep fighting." 

We are thrilled to confirm that since November 2019, Paul has already raised an impressive $120,000 towards his fundraising target, thanks to the incredible generosity of so many friends and Exodus travelers – thank you to each and every one of you who has donated. Paul (and his tiger suit) are looking forward to smashing the $150,000 target next Spring.

Money raised so far

All donations will go towards the rebuilding and equipping of two schools in Bandhavgarh, on the boundaries of the National Park famous for its tiger population. By providing 1,000 local children with an education effectively underwritten by conservation, this initiative will help highlight to the surrounding communities the benefits of their striped neighbors and contribute to the protection of tigers from poachers.

Despite delays to the building work caused by lockdowns in India, our partners have already been able to build the protective boundary walls around both schools and install solar water pumps, supplying schools with clean drinking water. They have also constructed school kitchens and toilets and planted hundreds of saplings in the school grounds.

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