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Alison Nicholls

In the Field Series: Alison Nicholls Part 2

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In 2007, Alison Nicholls spent 6 weeks with the Painted Dog Conservation project in Zimbabwe, tracking and sketching highly endangered African wild dogs during her Artists For Conservation Flag Expedition. This is the 2nd of a 3-part blog series about the expedition and how the experience changed her art and support for African conservation. If you haven't done so, read Part 1 here.

Alison Nicholls Releases First Book

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"Art Inspired by Africa: An Artist Visits the African People & Wildlife Fund" is the first in a series of planned books by AFC Flag Expedition Fellow, Alison Nicholls.

Ensnared – How Painting Snares got me Tangled in Conservation Issues

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Since returning from my stay at the Painted Dog Conservation project (PDC) in Zimbabwe during AFC's 5th Flag Expedition, I had wanted to create a conservation-themed painting. The population of Painted Dogs (African wild dogs) near Hwange National Park in northwestern Zimbabwe has been decimated by snares, illegally set to catch antelope and other game for food.

Painting the Painted Dog: Planning an Impactful Field Expedition for Awareness & Education

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In 2007 I was awarded AFC's 5th Flag Expedition Fellowship and had the amazing experience of spending 6 weeks at the Painted Dog Conservation project (PDC) in Zimbabwe, tracking and sketching highly endangered African wild dogs (known as Painted Dogs in Zimbabwe). The main objectives of my project were to raise awareness of this unique and persecuted species and to raise funds for their conservation.

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