Conservation Projects

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

<em>Edit Conservation Project/Cause</em> Borneo Mural -  | Ekaterina Sky

Borneo Mural

Artist: Ekaterina Sky

Posted: 29 Mar, 2024 | Updated: 29 Mar, 2024

During my visit to Borneo, I was confronted with the stark reality of environmental devastation. This experience profoundly affected me, igniting a fervent desire to raise awareness. Inspired, I embarked on a journey to create a mural, aiming to visually communicate the urgent need for conservation and inspire action towards preserving our planet's precious ecosystems. This mural highlights the...
<em>Edit Conservation Project/Cause</em> Animals Asia Mural In Tam Dao, Vietnam -  | Ekaterina Sky

Animals Asia Mural In Tam Dao, Vietnam

Artist: Ekaterina Sky

Posted: 29 Mar, 2024 | Updated: 30 Mar, 2024

Creating a bear mural for Animals Asia was more than an artistic endeavor; it was a mission to raise awareness about bear bile farming in Vietnam. This mural aimed to give a voice to the silent sufferers of this cruel practice, capturing their pain and hope through every brush stroke. Inspired by the stories of bears living in captivity for their bile, used in traditional medicine, I aimed to...
Create Conservation Project/Cause -  | Denise Monaghan

Merlin Tuttle's Bat Conservation

Artist: Denise Monaghan

Posted: 22 Mar, 2024 | Updated: 22 Mar, 2024

Bat conservation based in Austin Texas
<em>Edit Conservation Project/Cause</em> Alligator Snapping Turtle Assessment in Eastern Oklahoma -  | Tammy Irvine

Habitat Data Collection on Alligator Snapping Turtles in Eastern Oklahoma

Artist: Tammy Irvine

Posted: 20 Mar, 2024 | Updated: 20 Mar, 2024

I had the unique opportunity to be my daughter's field tech for a week and help collect habitat data from several tributaries and waterways in eastern Oklahoma. Tributary coordinates and width, bank height and slope, substrate and vegetation percentages, and tree overstory were calculated to assess the habitat where alligator snapping turtles were previously caught/tagged/released in the summer...
Create Conservation Project/Cause - SoCal Parrot | Pat Latas

SoCal Parrot rescue, rehab, release AND repatriate wild parrots

Artist: Patricia Latas

Posted: 6 Mar, 2024 | Updated: 6 Mar, 2024

SoCal Parrot is a licensed wildlife rehabilitation center, founded to bridge the gap of care and consideration for wild, naturalized parrots. They are also a resource for wild parrot conservation, education, and protections. What does that mean? Rescue and rehabilitate wild parrots from Southern California, and release them back into the urban wild when they are healthy again. Now, even more...
Create Conservation Project/Cause - People, Parrots and Conservation | Pat Latas

Sun Parakeets and One Earth Conservation

Artist: Patricia Latas

Posted: 6 Mar, 2024 | Updated: 6 Mar, 2024

"One Earth Conservation promotes parrot well-being in the Americas by conducting transformative parrot conservation, taking action to end the wildlife trade, and encouraging in people a strong sense of human connection to all life that results in the well-being of all. One Earth Conservation’s work is grounded in the acknowledgment of a system of exploitation and domination which harms and...
Create Conservation Project/Cause - Coastal Sea Wolves | Manon Bentley

Raincoast Conservation Foundation

Artist: Manon Bentley

Posted: 27 Feb, 2024 | Updated: 27 Feb, 2024

Raincoast’s wolf initiatives are working towards shifting the provincial management of gray wolves away from a poorly-informed and exploitation-based model to one that respects the welfare of wolves and their important role in functioning ecosystems. Our ultimate goal is to end the killing of wolves in British Columbia for the purposes of predator control, trophy, and perceived competition for...
Create Conservation Project/Cause - Saving carnivores | Carroll Hutchings

Endangered Wildlife Trust

Artist: ENDANGERED INKS

Posted: 17 Feb, 2024 | Updated: 17 Feb, 2024

Although Africa’s carnivores are celebrated and attract tourists from all over, they face grave threats and are among the most Endangered mammals in Africa. The Endangered Wildlife Trust conserves southern Africa’s carnivores by reducing threats to their survival and protecting and restoring their habitats.   Africa’s carnivores are highly celebrated by almost all cultures and attract tourists...
<em>Edit Conservation Project/Cause</em> In Kinship with the Land Art Collection - Celebrating Recovery of Endangered North American Wildlife | Zoe Schumaker

In Kinship with the Land Art Collection

Artist: Zoe Schumaker

Posted: 9 Feb, 2024 | Updated: 9 Feb, 2024

This series of paintings features intimate, textural portraits of North American wildlife, featuring animals that nearly disappeared but are recovering through human actions to save them. These encouraging comeback stories underscore man's critical place as steward of wild places and creatures.
<em>Edit Conservation Project/Cause</em> David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation -  | Carroll Hutchings

David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation

Artist: ENDANGERED INKS

Posted: 2 Jan, 2024 | Updated: 17 Feb, 2024

DSWF works resolutely to fund ground-based conservation projects with our partners across Africa and Asia, working to protect endangered species. By addressing real-world problems with real-world solutions, we have influenced policy, shifted attitudes, and provided an unwavering voice for wildlife conservation from grassroots to the world stage, since 1984. Recognising the complex issues facing...
<em>Edit Conservation Project/Cause</em> Cards (set of 6) - Nature Conservancy of Canada | Corrinne Wolcoski

Cards (set of 6)

Artist: Corrinne Wolcoski

Posted: 27 Nov, 2023 | Updated: 27 Nov, 2023

fundraiser for NCC
Create Conservation Project/Cause -  | Fiona Goulding

The Search for Silva

Artist: Fiona Goulding

Posted: 13 Oct, 2023 | Updated: 13 Oct, 2023

Fiona has written and beautifully illustrated a children's sophisticated picture book.  Called The Search for Silva, it is written from the point of view of animals, in the genre of an armchair treasure hunt.  It is aimed at promoting compassion and empathy towards animals. It follows a welcome swallow, Sam, who, on the way to the dawn chorus, meets a cow called Cindy.  Cindy is upset as she has...
Create Conservation Project/Cause - 10% Donation when sold | Breanna Podlasly

To Save a Dog

Artist: Breanna Podlasly

Posted: 23 Aug, 2023 | Updated: 23 Aug, 2023

This piece was one of the very first pieces I completed after my teaching in England in 2017 with Eric Wilson.  I chose to do the African Wild dog after being Inspired by a nature documentary I had seen on Netflix. I remember seeing the pack hunting together and the Alpha leding them on. They needed to make a kill to keep their generation going. Their pups back at the burrow, waiting for them,...
Create Conservation Project/Cause - 10% Donation when sold | Breanna Podlasly

Beauty Among the Cliffs

Artist: Breanna Podlasly

Posted: 23 Aug, 2023 | Updated: 23 Aug, 2023

Snow leopards are perfectly adapted to the cold, barren landscape of their high-altitude home, but human threats have created an uncertain future for the cats. Despite a range of over 2 million km2, scientist estimate that there may only be between 3,920 and 6,390 snow leopards left in the wild.
Create Conservation Project/Cause - Working in rural communities of Narok, Kenya | Chloe Donovan

Vet Aid Kenya

Artist: Chloe Donovan

Posted: 12 Aug, 2023 | Updated: 12 Aug, 2023

Whilst attached to VetAid I spoke to many families around Narok to collect data for my undergraduate research project about the veterinary challenges of raising livestock in the Mara. The voices of communities in such remote areas are not often heard in academic research, and there was little published data to tell what problems they faced, and therefore what solutions were needed. ​ With human-...
Create Conservation Project/Cause - A safe refuge for Kenya's wildlife | Chloe Donovan

Lewa Wildlife Conservancy

Artist: Chloe Donovan

Posted: 12 Aug, 2023 | Updated: 12 Aug, 2023

Lewa is considered to be the leading pioneer in private rhino sanctuary in East Africa, which has seen their population grow from 15 to 169. For all the species that Lewa harbours, it represents a safe and abundant landscape in which they can thrive. ​They also invest in active species-specific measures, such as building a highway underpass to allow Elephants to undertake their natural migration...
Create Conservation Project/Cause - Safeguarding the wildlife and habitats of Madagascar | Chloe Donovan

The Mad Dog Initiative

Artist: Chloe Donovan

Posted: 12 Aug, 2023 | Updated: 12 Aug, 2023

In June 2022 I spent some time with the Mad Dog Initiative in the Andasibe rainforest region, home to the legendary Indri - the largest of the lemur species, and Critically Endangered. Their June 2022 outreach campaign, in partnership with Travelling Animal Doctors, saw 277 community dogs vaccinated against Rabies and 211 neutered. This vital work not only contributes to canine welfare, but helps...
<em>Edit Conservation Project/Cause</em> NATUWA Wildlife Sanctuary - Protecting the native wildlife of Costa Rica | Chloe Donovan

NATUWA Wildlife Sanctuary

Artist: Chloe Donovan

Posted: 12 Aug, 2023 | Updated: 12 Aug, 2023

Working alongside the Costa Rica government NATUWA are committed to caring for the beautiful wildlife of Central America. ​With an onsite veterinary clinic, a dedicated biology programme and a devoted team of carers, these rescued animals can live out their lives with exceptional care - and where possible, be released back into the wild where they belong. As well as caring for the essential needs...
<em>Edit Conservation Project/Cause</em> Wild Bird series - Bird Strike Prevention | Zoe Evamy

Wildbirds

Artist: Zoë Evamy

Posted: 6 Aug, 2023 | Updated: 7 Aug, 2023

The Squamish Environment Society is leading an initiative to have Squamish certified as a Bird Friendly City under Nature Canada’s certification program. This certification requires that a bird action committee work with its municipality to reduce threats to birds; promote habitat protection, restoration, and climate resiliency; and provide community outreach and education.
Create Conservation Project/Cause - Believing in Bwindi | Walt Anderson

Joint Efforts for Green Mountain Initiative

Artist: Walt Anderson

Posted: 15 Jul, 2023 | Updated: 15 Jul, 2023

After visiting Uganda in 2019, I became aware of the plight of the Batwa pygmies, who were forcibly evicted without compensation at the creation of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. These hunter-gatherers were left without land or livelihood, and they have suffered horribly as a result. Occasionally, in desperation, they have gone back into the Bwindi park to obtain food, where they are treated...
Create Conservation Project/Cause - Political Action Committee | Walt Anderson

Save the Dells

Artist: Walt Anderson

Posted: 15 Jul, 2023 | Updated: 15 Jul, 2023

Our vision is that all residents of Central Yavapai County, including area leaders, are informed and engaged in decisions that reflect our values, promote continued open space conservation, result in science-informed sustainable water-management policies, and address the concerns of the public regarding growth, thereby enabling all members of our diverse community to achieve a good quality of...
<em>Edit Conservation Project/Cause</em> Along the Mamquam - Christmas Fundraiser | Zoe Evamy

Along the Mamquam

Artist: Zoë Evamy

Posted: 3 Jul, 2023 | Updated: 7 Aug, 2023

EagleWatch ran an outreach program on weekends from early November until early January and daily during the Christmas holiday period. Teams of volunteer interpreters with spotting scopes met the public at Eagle Run dike. They talked about the eagles, their biology and life cycles as well as more generally about the ecosystems in our area and need for biodiversity conservation. EagleWatch also...
<em>Edit Conservation Project/Cause</em> Chelem Trail Interpretive Signage - Artwork and limited edition prints | Zoe Evamy

Chelem Trail Interpretive Signage

Artist: Zoë Evamy

Posted: 2 Jul, 2023 | Updated: 7 Aug, 2023

Purchase by SES of the painting 'Chelem Trail' (Estuary Meadows) for use at the head of a new interpretive loop trail on the Squamish Spit. Additional interpretive signs providedLimited edition prints sold to raise funds for for future Estuary Trails and Eagle Watch. Original artwork hangs in Council Chambers, Squamish.
<em>Edit Conservation Project/Cause</em> Bird Friendly Squamish - Bird Strike Prevention | Zoe Evamy

Bird Friendly Squamish

Artist: Zoë Evamy

Posted: 2 Jul, 2023 | Updated: 2 Aug, 2023

Due to increasing development in Squamish and the popularity of glass paneling on new buildings, wild birds are more at risk. Feather Friendly dot decals are applied to glass railing panels. These black dots help make the panels more visible to birds approaching from both sides. The dots are spaced about 5 cm apart, the maximum distance that most birds wouldn’t attempt to fly through.
Create Conservation Project/Cause -  | Laara Cassells

The Wolf Conservation Center

Artist: Laara Cassells

Posted: 1 Jun, 2023 | Updated: 1 Jun, 2023

As a committed advocate of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and a staunch defender of our nation's wildlife, I urge the Department of the Interior to enact an immediate emergency listing of wolves in the western United States, particularly in the light of recent developments in Idaho.
Create Conservation Project/Cause - Interview with Kathryn Lloyd in 2 parts | Michael Dumas

The Master Secrets

Artist: Michael Dumas

Posted: 30 Apr, 2023 | Updated: 30 Apr, 2023

In this exclusive interview, Michael's thoughts on conservation, his appreciation and support of AFC and its extensive effort in conservation and public education is very evident. The two part presentation provides a personal glimpse into a lifetime of passionate creating and personal values influencing his art and his desire for positive change in the minds of people regarding the wellfare of...
Create Conservation Project/Cause - ATIM Live Stream Celebration of Earth Day 2022 | Michael Dumas

A Call For Mother Earth

Artist: Michael Dumas

Posted: 30 Apr, 2023 | Updated: 30 Apr, 2023

Following his Earth Day article in the 2022 Spring issue of ATIM, Michael is part of a live broadcast on Earth Day, where he was interviewed by Viviana Puello. In this revealing discussion, Michael's love of nature and his willingness to contribute his time, artwork, and support of a great many conservatiion causes throughout his career is clearly evident. At age 72 he remains a tireless champion...
<em>Edit Conservation Project/Cause</em> Earth Day Special Edition - Michael Dumas in Art Tour International Magazine | Michael Dumas

Earth Day Special Edition

Artist: Michael Dumas

Posted: 30 Apr, 2023 | Updated: 30 Apr, 2023

Renewing the Message of Earth Day for 2022 Art Tour International Magazine hosts Artists for a Green Planet. With over 2 million readers worldwide, ATIM and it's participating artists join more than 1 billion people engaging in activities worldwide to draw attention to the urgency of the climate crisis, environmental degradations, and the need for immediate action. 
<em>Edit Conservation Project/Cause</em> EDGE3 2023 Calendar - Out of the Boardroom and into Nature | Michael Dumas

EDGE3 2023 Calendar

Artist: Michael Dumas

Posted: 30 Apr, 2023 | Updated: 30 Apr, 2023

In addition to encouraging individuals and corporations to increase their awareness and support of conservation and environmental protection, EDGE3 is making a charitable donation to Aspen Valley Wildlife Sanctuary on behalf of all the artists involved.'
<em>Edit Conservation Project/Cause</em> Kawartha Arts Council - Conservation and Environmental Newsletter | Michael Dumas

Kawartha Arts Council

Artist: Michael Dumas

Posted: 30 Apr, 2023 | Updated: 30 Apr, 2023

The Kawartha Arts Council's mandate is far reaching, dealing not only with the display and support of local art and artists, but also a variety of issues affecting social and cultural development in the area. Conservation and the environment, especially as related to waterways and wetlands in the region are so important to both economic and individual welfare. It is a concern requiring a grass...
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