Portugal. The Man is a band with a vision. The Sumatran Tiger is one of the most critically endangered species on the planet. With only an estimated 400 individuals left in the wild, they are plunging towards extinction. To raise awareness of the tiger’ plight, Portugal. The Man has recorded an awesome song – that may disappear as permanently as the tigers could. With only 400 vinyl copies in existence, we have the song today. But, as the records are played, they degrade, and the song disappears. The only way to preserve it –to keep it ALIVE - is to share it. Portugal. The Man and the many concerned people pass the song along in the hopes that it will raise public awareness for the Sumatran Tiger and that, with a little help from those who care the very most, these fearsome and inspiring cats will come back strong.
For more information about this project, click here.www.endangeredsong.si.edu/