Prints for Wildlife, 2020: In Support of African ParksAugust 6, 2020 1:29 pm
Covid-19 is having a devastating impact on protect areas in Africa. The pandemic has brought the international tourism sector to a standstill, along with critical revenue for wildlife and communities. I am proud to share that I, along with more than 80 other globally renowned wildlife photographers, have come together for the “Prints for Wildlife” campaign (www.printsforwildlife.org) to provide limited edition prints for sale. One hundred percent of the proceeds (after printing and handling) will be donated to African Parks (www.africanparks.org) so they can continue to protect wildlife and deliver benefits to local communities during these challenging times.
As background, African Parks was founded in 2000 with a mission to preserve protected areas, conserve wildlife, and support local communities throughout Africa. They currently manage 18 national parks covering more than 14 million hectares. I have supported African Parks for a number of years and have been fortunate to visit some of the areas under their management, including Zakouma National Park in Chad, Odzala-Kokoua National Park in the Republic of Congo, and Bazaruto National Park in Mozambique to see firsthand the work they do in often challenging areas.
The prints cost US$100 and are printed as limited editions, up to 50 prints only. Each print is printed on Hanemule natural line hemp fine art paper. I am delighted to have been able to share this image of a Zebra in the Sergengeti National Park in Tanzania for the campaign, together with many talented photographers who have shared their incredible work.
Please visit www.printsforwildlife.org to see the full collection of images for sale and help protect wildlife and support local communities. The campaign ends on 26 August 2020, so hurry to choose your favourite print.
Finally, huge thanks in particular need to go to Marion Payr and Pie Aerts for making this inspiring campaign come to life and to all of the African Parks team for their dedication and hard work. Please follow @printsforwildife on Instagram, as well as @ladyvenom, @pie_aerts, and @africanparksnetwork. Thank you for your support.
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Covid-19 is having a devastating impact on protect areas in Africa. The pandemic has brought the international tourism sector to a standstill, along with critical revenue for wildlife and communities. I am proud to share that I, along with more than 80 other globally renowned wildlife photographers, have come together for the “Prints for Wildlife”… read more
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I am an Australian/Danish photographer living in London. My passion for photography emerged from a lifetime of travel, a love of nature, and a desire to capture images of some of the places and moments I have been fortunate to enjoy.
I have been incredibly fortunate travel has been a big part of my life, visiting all seven continents and close to 100 countries. I now live and work in the United Kingdom, with travel continuing to be a big part of my life for both work and pleasure. From a personal perspective, photography allows me to capture memories and to also share images from my experiences around the world. In particular, I hope, in some small way, my images can contribute to a greater appreciation of the beauty of the natural world and the world around us.
I am also passionate about conservation and I believe in giving back to the environment. This has culminated in serving as a director for African Parks in the UK. African Parks is a non-profit conservation organisation founded in 2000. The organisation strives to protect some of the most important conservation areas in Africa through long-term management of national parks in partnership with governments and local communities. African Parks currently manages 20 national parks and protected areas in 11 countries covering over 18 million hectares. Learn more about African Parks here: http://www.africanparks.org
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