Conservation Projects

This section highlights conservation initiatives that are being undertaken directly by AFC members.

<em>Edit Conservation Project/Cause</em> Giving Tuesday Conservation Fundraiser - In support of organizations working in partnership in conservation efforts from Cootes Paradise to the Niagara Escarpment | Janet Jardine

Giving Tuesday Conservation Fundraiser

Artist: Janet Jardine

Posted: 24 Nov, 2021 | Updated: 1 Dec, 2021

Many of the places I paint feature nearby conservation lands that I love to visit, photograph, and paint. My aim is to bring attention to a few of these areas as well as some of the local organizations that own or manage these lands, and to donate a portion of the proceeds from any sales from the show towards their programs. Some of the paintings feature areas that benefit from or are connected...
<em>Edit Conservation Project/Cause</em> Friends of Woodhaven Nature Conservancy Society  -  | Susan Neilson

Friends of Woodhaven Nature Conservancy Society

Artist: Susan Neilson

Posted: 21 Nov, 2019 | Updated: 27 Nov, 2021

MEMBER OF THE BOARD - Community Conservation Group  The conservation area near my art studio has four distinct ecosystems within a relatively small space almost completely surrounded by development, so there has been concern about its fragility and its importance. We have tiny Western Screech Owls, Pacific Skinks and other creatures raising families right by the fence lines. The forest floor has...
Create Conservation Project/Cause - Connecting creativity with conservation | Anne London

ARTS FOR ANIMALS wildlife Center

Artist: Anne London

Posted: 23 Nov, 2021 | Updated: 23 Nov, 2021

ARTS FOR ANIMALS programs include lesson plans for teachers for teaching art and conservation, scholarships for students interested in becoming artists or in conservation related fields, and workshops for students to develop their artistic skills.
Create Conservation Project/Cause - ALWAYS ON THE MOVE | Mark Susinno

Bonefish Tarpon Trust Benefit Auction

Artist: Mark Susinno

Posted: 27 Oct, 2021 | Updated: 27 Oct, 2021

My painting ALWAYS ON THE MOVE will be offered at auction during the Copley Fine Art Winter Sale in Hingham, MA on 4-5 March 2022, with 50% of the proceeds from the sale of my painting going to help BTT's mission to study and protect the mainstays of the Caribbean flats fisheries, bonefish, tarpon, and permit. This painting of bonefish underwater is in oil on linen canvas applied to board; the...
Create Conservation Project/Cause - Fundraising | Paula Wiegmink

SAVING THE SAMANGO MONKEYS (CERCOPITHECUS MITIS) OF THE NHAMACOA FOREST, MOZAMBIQUE

Artist: Paula Wiegmink

Posted: 6 Oct, 2021 | Updated: 6 Oct, 2021

SAVING THE SAMANGO MONKEYS (CERCOPITHECUS MITIS)  OF THE NHAMACOA FOREST, MOZAMBIQUE by O’D Pixley (GIB 69) and Valerie Pixley   Last month, we received a notification from the police in the nearby village of Macate. It was simply addressed to “O’D” and it stated that under Article 83 of a Penal Process, “O’D” was to report to the police at 10.00 a.m. the next morning. If he failed to appear, the...
<em>Edit Conservation Project/Cause</em> Buddies by Elissa Ewald -  | Elissa Ewald

Buddies by Elissa Ewald

Artist: Elissa Ewald

Posted: 11 Feb, 2020 | Updated: 23 Sep, 2021

Children's book to raise awareness of kindness to others with acceptance of others and where they may live or how they may live. No one wants to be alone and everyone needs at least one friend in life. This book is meant to promote companionship and trust.
Create Conservation Project/Cause -  | Rob Butler

Flyway Conservation

Artist: Rob Butler

Posted: 4 Sep, 2021 | Updated: 4 Sep, 2021

The book was intended to support conservation efforts of birds throughout the Pacific Flyway. 
<em>Edit Conservation Project/Cause</em> Birds of the Fraser River Delta - Special issue of British Columbia Birds journal by BC Field Ornithologists | Rob Butler

The status, ecology and conservation of internationally important bird populations on the Fraser River Delta, British Columbia, Canada

Artist: Rob Butler

Posted: 12 Jan, 2021 | Updated: 4 Sep, 2021

The Fraser River Delta has received the highest conservation designations for its birds and large areas have been assigned for their conservation. An important step to assure the continuation of the conservation measures undertaken over the past 30 years is to bring together stakeholders around a common vision. 
<em>Edit Conservation Project/Cause</em> Riding for Rangas  - An on-going bi-ennual charity bike ride that raises funds and awareness for non-profit organisation Friends of the National Parks Foundation based in Indonesia | Geraldine Simmons

Riding for Rangas

Artist: Geraldine Simmons

Posted: 5 May, 2017 | Updated: 21 Aug, 2021

When I visited Borneo in 2005 I saw firsthand the destruction caused by the planting of palm oil plantations that threaten local plant and animal species such as orang-utans. Inspired and deeply moved by this trip, I used my love of push-bike riding to found Riding for Rangas. Since 2009 Riding for Rangas has raised thousands of dollars assisting Friends of the National Parks Foundation fight for...
Create Conservation Project/Cause - ReGrow Borneo | Christine Das

Rewild Wildlife Habitat

Artist: Christine Das

Posted: 1 Aug, 2021 | Updated: 1 Aug, 2021

KOPEL will be responsible for growing seedlings, planting the trees, and maintaining each tree for three years and Danau Girang Field Centre will work with KOPEL: (1) To measure the total carbon sequestered within forests (including below the ground) at different stages of restoration. These measurements are to be of highest international standard (denoted as Tier 3 by the Intergovernmental Panel...
Create Conservation Project/Cause - ReGrow Borneo | Christine Das

Rewild Wildlife Habitat

Artist: Christine Das

Posted: 1 Aug, 2021 | Updated: 1 Aug, 2021

KOPEL will be responsible for growing seedlings, planting the trees, and maintaining each tree for three years and Danau Girang Field Centre will work with KOPEL: (1) To measure the total carbon sequestered within forests (including below the ground) at different stages of restoration. These measurements are to be of highest international standard (denoted as Tier 3 by the Intergovernmental Panel...
<em>Edit Conservation Project/Cause</em> IFAW Limited Edition Earth Day Shopper - Raising money for conservation and wildlife protection | Sophie Green

IFAW Limited Edition Earth Day Shopper

Artist: Sophie Green

Posted: 2 Jul, 2021 | Updated: 2 Jul, 2021

Elephants are a keystone species, the largest land mammal on Earth, and play a critical role in balancing natural ecosystems. With this limited-edition shopper, you’ll raise awareness for these endangered giants everywhere you go. Designed by award-winning wildlife conservation artist Sophie Green.
<em>Edit Conservation Project/Cause</em> Sketching for Jaguars - Jaguar Identification Project | Diana Hoehlig

Sketching for Jaguars

Artist: Diana Höhlig

Posted: 23 Jun, 2021 | Updated: 23 Jun, 2021

The Jaguar Identification Project is a non-profit that uses citizen-science to build a cohesive database on individual jaguars in the northern Pantanal region.
<em>Edit Conservation Project/Cause</em> Helping Rhinos - Art for Ol' Pejeta | Diana Hoehlig

Helping Rhinos

Artist: Diana Höhlig

Posted: 17 Sep, 2018 | Updated: 11 Jun, 2021

In 2018 I went on a special Artist Safari in Kenya to spend time at Ol' Pejeta Conservancy to photograph and sketch the wild animals.  I donated several of my Africa drawings to the Helping Rhinos Conservation Community which is fighting to ensure the long-term survival of the rhino and other endangered wildlife in their natural habitat. These include a range of my intricate ball point sketches...
Create Conservation Project/Cause - Sea Turtle Sculptures | Doug Hiser

Galveston Sea Turtle Restoration Network

Artist: Doug Hiser

Posted: 2 Jun, 2021 | Updated: 2 Jun, 2021

ringing together art, awareness, and advocacy.Turtles About Town is a community art project created by Turtle Island Restoration Network showcasing the City of Galveston and the conservation efforts of Turtle Island Restoration Network to protect endangered sea turtles on the upper Texas coast. Turtle lovers of all ages have the opportunity to see colorful Kemp’s Ridley sea turtle statues that...
<em>Edit Conservation Project/Cause</em> Ol Pejeta Sweetwaters Chimp Santuary -  | Douglass Lockyer

Ol Pejeta Sweetwaters Chimp Santuary

Artist: Douglass Lockyer

Posted: 2 Jun, 2021 | Updated: 2 Jun, 2021

Ol Pejeta runs one of the biggest chimp sanctuary programmes in Africa and takes in distressed, rescued and abused chimps from around the world.
<em>Edit Conservation Project/Cause</em> Where the River Flows -  | Melinda Plank

Where the River Flows

Artist: Millie Plank

Posted: 31 May, 2021 | Updated: 31 May, 2021

Founded in 1978, Southern Oregon Land Conservancy was created to ensure the natural wealth of the wild and working lands of the Rogue River region endure forever. As the state’s first regional, nonprofit land trust, they began working with local landowners to create conservation easements— a conservation approach to safeguard their lands in perpetuity. What began small has grown into 11,921 acres...
Create Conservation Project/Cause - Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service | Alex Gilford

Detroit River Hawk Watch Raptor Volunteer Spotter

Artist: Alex Gilford

Posted: 18 Apr, 2021 | Updated: 18 Apr, 2021

"Key Responsibilities: Trained volunteers conduct a standardized count of this spectacular migration ofraptors at the lower Detroit River..." Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.
Create Conservation Project/Cause - Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service | Alex Gilford

Stewardship Volunteer

Artist: Alex Gilford

Posted: 18 Apr, 2021 | Updated: 18 Apr, 2021

"Key Responsibilities: Participate in selective tree removal with hand saws/loppers and invasive speciescontrol (mowing, herbicide application, tree and brush cutting)," Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.
<em>Edit Conservation Project/Cause</em> FrogWatch USA Volunteer - FrogWatch USA | Alex Gilford

FrogWatch USA Volunteer

Artist: Alex Gilford

Posted: 18 Apr, 2021 | Updated: 18 Apr, 2021

"The FrogWatch USA Community Volunteers are the foundation of the FrogWatch USA community - these trained individuals listen for frogs and toads during evenings from February through August and submit these observations to a national online database. Monitoring through FrogWatch USA can be an enriching experience that allows one to connect with nature and also contribute to amphibian conservation...
Create Conservation Project/Cause - Michigan Department of natural Resources | Alex Gilford

Volunteer Stewardship

Artist: Alex Gilford

Posted: 18 Apr, 2021 | Updated: 18 Apr, 2021

"Invasive plant removal: ...non-native plants out compete native plants and can reduce complex ecosystems to very simple ones with low biological diversity..." Michigan Department of Natural Resources "Native Prairie Seed Collection: ...hand collect native prairie seed at several state parks and recreation areas..." Michigan Department of Natural Resources. Sweep Net Surveying
<em>Edit Conservation Project/Cause</em> Rosemarie Armstrong Original Landscapes & Seascapes -  | Rosemarie Armstrong

Rosemarie Armstrong Original Landscapes & Seascapes

Artist: Rosemarie Armstrong

Posted: 11 Mar, 2020 | Updated: 14 Apr, 2021

The Artist Rosemarie Armstrong will donate 20% of the price from every painting sold through the AFC website, to Artists for Conservation. She believes it is critical to educate and build awareness of conservation issues in our youth. They are our hope for the future. Each of Rosemarie's paintings conveys her passionate connection to our natural environment, and reflects her artistic soul and...
<em>Edit Conservation Project/Cause</em> Dickinson Bayou Blue Herons - Great Blue Heron Project | Doug Hiser

Dickinson Bayou Blue Herons 2021

Artist: Doug Hiser

Posted: 9 Apr, 2021 | Updated: 9 Apr, 2021

Business and community coming together to preserve the conservation of the Dickinson Bayou and its wildlife.
<em>Edit Conservation Project/Cause</em> Houston Audubon Raptor Center Murals - Hawks and Owls | Doug Hiser

Houston Audubon Raptor Center Murals 2021

Artist: Doug Hiser

Posted: 9 Apr, 2021 | Updated: 9 Apr, 2021

volunteer charity mural paintings
<em>Edit Conservation Project/Cause</em> Ol pejeta - Northern White Rhino Assisted Fertilization Programme | Douglass Lockyer

Ol Pejeta Rhinos

Artist: Douglass Lockyer

Posted: 8 Apr, 2021 | Updated: 8 Apr, 2021

Extinct in the Wild The northern white rhino is a subspecies of white rhino, which used to range over parts of Uganda, Chad, Sudan, the Central African Republic, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Years of widespread poaching and civil war in their home range have devastated northern white rhino populations, and they are now considered to be extinct in the wild. Only two remain, both on Ol...
Create Conservation Project/Cause - Raptor conservancy | Douglass Lockyer

Kenya Bird of Prey Trust

Artist: Douglass Lockyer

Posted: 8 Apr, 2021 | Updated: 8 Apr, 2021

Birds of Prey are globally prioritized as a conservation concern because they occupy the highest terrestrial trophic levels, occur in some of the lowest densities, have very low reproductive rates and suffer from numerous indirect and direct threats including pesticides, electrocutions, collisions, traffic accidents, extermination, and loss of habitat. In Kenya, six species of vultures are...
Create Conservation Project/Cause - Donating an original painting | Ilse de Villiers

#rememberingwilddogs

Artist: Ilse de Villiers

Posted: 25 Mar, 2021 | Updated: 25 Mar, 2021

The aim of this project is to raise awareness & funds for the protection of the African Wild dog. 
<em>Edit Conservation Project/Cause</em> We're All Ears - Helping to fund 3 painted dog projects through TUSK | Charlotte Williams

We're All Ears

Artist: Charlotte Williams

Posted: 20 Mar, 2021 | Updated: 20 Mar, 2021

Protecting Africa Wild Dogs through supporting communities, environmental education, habitat protection and human-wildlife co-existence initiatives.
<em>Edit Conservation Project/Cause</em> Best Friends  - Helping MONITOR save lesser known species from extinction through both the legal and illegal wildlife trade | Charlotte Williams

Best Friends - Original

Artist: Charlotte Williams

Posted: 20 Mar, 2021 | Updated: 20 Mar, 2021

To raise funds for MONITOR through the sale of this original image.  I will be donating 40% of the proceeds to MONITOR.
<em>Edit Conservation Project/Cause</em> Cecil - Raising funds for VFAPU - Victoria Falls Anti Poaching Unit | Charlotte Williams

Cecil - Limited Edition Prints

Artist: Charlotte Williams

Posted: 20 Mar, 2021 | Updated: 20 Mar, 2021

The Victoria Falls are one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World and have been designated a World Heritage Site under the UNESCO World Heritage Convention. The Falls are surrounded by the 2,340 ha Victoria Falls National Park and the 57,000 ha Zambezi National Park, bordering the southern bank of the river. These state-protected areas are home to a varied flora and fauna, which, in recent...

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