Conservation Projects

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

Create Conservation Project/Cause -  | John Banovich

Banovich Wildscapes Foundation proudly The Mara Predator Conservation Programme

Artist: John Banovich

Posted: 3 May, 2022 | Updated: 3 May, 2022

Mara Predator Conservation ProgrammeKenya, Supported by Wildscapes since 2013 The global cheetah population is rapidly dwindling and with less than 10,000 individuals left in the wild, cheetahs are vulnerable to extinction. At present, the Serengeti-Mara ecosystem is one of the two remaining strongholds for the global cheetah population. Whilst in the Serengeti there has been long-term cheetah...
Create Conservation Project/Cause -  | John Banovich

Wildscapes Foundation-Chem Chem Lion Project

Artist: John Banovich

Posted: 3 May, 2022 | Updated: 3 May, 2022

The Banovich Wildscapes Foundation is proud to join the Chem Chem Association for the Chem Chem Lion Project to raise funds for the purchase of GPS collars enabling anti-poaching initiatives to track the movement of lions between the Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara and Tarangire National Parks.  We are also assisting with the funding of LIVE BOMAS, (massai huts surrounded by a chicken-wire fence...
<em>Edit Conservation Project/Cause</em> Grape Girl  - Prints for Primate Conservation | Ashley Habernal

Grape Girl for Lwiro Primates

Artist: Ashley Ann Habernal

Posted: 2 May, 2022 | Updated: 2 May, 2022

Kyungu is an orphaned chimpanzee, and is just one of many chimps who have been rescued from poachers and who are being rehabilitated at the Lwiro Primate Rehabilitation Centre in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Young chimps are often kept in order to be sold as pets after their parents are killed for bushmeat. The people at Lwiro say her favourite food is grapes and that she can eat and eat...
Create Conservation Project/Cause - Western Bénoué Ecosystem, Northern Cameroon | Kane Colston

Kordofan Giraffe conservation

Artist: Kane Colston

Posted: 21 Apr, 2022 | Updated: 21 Apr, 2022

My work with BZS's Kordofan giraffe project forms the basis of my Master's thesis with the University of Bristol, UK. I aim to use a population modelling software called VORTEX to determine the probability of extinction of the Kordofan giraffe in Bénoué National Park. By inputting demographic parameters, the software models the population over the next 100 years many times and produces data on...
<em>Edit Conservation Project/Cause</em> Buddies by Elissa Ewald -  | Elissa Ewald

Buddies by Elissa Ewald

Artist: Elissa Ewald

Posted: 11 Feb, 2020 | Updated: 3 Apr, 2022

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.
<em>Edit Conservation Project/Cause</em> Australia's bushfire emergency 2020 - Facebook art auction for the Koala Hospital - Port Macquarie  | Geraldine Simmons

Australia's bushfire emergency 2020

Artist: Geraldine Simmons

Posted: 15 Jan, 2020 | Updated: 10 Feb, 2022

Bushfire emergency ART AUCTION on Geraldine's Wildlife Art via Facebook for the Koala Hospital in Port Macquarie, NSW. Original artwork in coloured pencil on paper titled Afternoon Snooze. The size of the artwork is 42cm x 34cm.  I am happy to announce the artwork sold, raising $400 AUD.
<em>Edit Conservation Project/Cause</em> Grizzly Bears: Teachers of the Land - A traveling exhibit curated by the Bateman Foundation and the Grizzly Bear Foundation. | Mathias Horne

Grizzly Bears: Teachers of the Land

Artist: Mathias Horne

Posted: 31 Jan, 2022 | Updated: 31 Jan, 2022

A traveling exhibit curated by the Bateman Foundation and the Grizzly Bear Foundation. Grizzly Bears: Teachers of the Land is a partnership between the Bateman Foundation and the Grizzly Bear Foundation. This unique exhibition explores the lessons that we can learn from this majestic creature. Building a greater understanding of the Grizzly bear can strengthen our relationship with the land,...
<em>Edit Conservation Project/Cause</em> The Hidden Natural Wonders of the World - A campaign advocating for the establishment of High Seas Marine Protected Areas under the new United Nations BBNJ Treaty | Mathias Horne

The Hidden Natural Wonders of the World

Artist: Mathias Horne

Posted: 19 Jan, 2022 | Updated: 31 Jan, 2022

A campaign advocating for the establishment of High Seas Marine Protected Areas under the new United Nations BBNJ Treaty I am thrilled to announce a new partnership with the High Seas Alliance on a campaign to advocate for marine conservation on the High Seas. The High Seas Alliance is working diligently to secure an ambitious, effective, and enduring United Nations Treaty for Biodiversity Beyond...
<em>Edit Conservation Project/Cause</em> The Grizzly Bear Project - A collection of paintings funding grizzly conservation | Mathias Horne

The Grizzly Bear Project

Artist: Mathias Horne

Posted: 31 Jan, 2022 | Updated: 31 Jan, 2022

The grizzly bear is a keystone species; without them, the entire ecosystem suffers and biodiversity decreases. Their presence is so impactful even the landscape changes under their weight — rivers, vegetation, and forests are shaped by the grizzly bear. The natural world is not the only realm in which the grizzly bear wields influence. Since time immemorial the grizzly has acted as a teacher, a...
<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: 29 Jan, 2022

In 2005 when I visited Borneo, I saw firsthand the destruction caused by the planting of palm oil plantations that threaten local plant and animal species such as orangutans. Inspired and deeply moved by this trip, I used my love of push-bike riding to establish Riding for Rangas in 2009.  Riding for Rangas has raised thousands of dollars assisting Friends of the National Parks Foundation fight...
<em>Edit Conservation Project/Cause</em> Friends of Algonquin - Algonquin Wildlife Research Station | Lynda Moffatt

Friends of Algonquin

Artist: Lynda Moffatt

Posted: 27 Jan, 2022 | Updated: 27 Jan, 2022

Algonquin Wildlife Research Station is creating world class science and training students in Algonquin Park to Inspire, Conserve and Educate
<em>Edit Conservation Project/Cause</em> What A Save! - Helping save the Monarch Butterfly | Wendy Quirt

What A Save!

Artist: Wendy Quirt

Posted: 18 Jan, 2022 | Updated: 18 Jan, 2022

During my hikes these last few years I was really starting to recognize the absence of the Monarch Butterfly. I remember seeing them everywhere as a child, but as an adult it was becoming more rare. Couple that with the reports in the news about their dwindling numbers and how they are so threatened I was really starting to worry. Could this be an animal that we lose in our lifetime? I enlisted...
<em>Edit Conservation Project/Cause</em> Protecting America's Wild Horses - Supporting Conservation and Protection of America's Wild Horses | Sandra Byland

Protecting America's Wild Horses

Artist: Dr Sandra Byland

Posted: 5 Jan, 2022 | Updated: 11 Jan, 2022

The project is a body of artwork portraying the beauty and majesty of our wild horses to ignite a passion in others to give to the cause of saving them through the efforts of the Cloud Foundation.
Create Conservation Project/Cause - Grizzlies and Wolves in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem | Elizabeth Mordensky

Predator Protection

Artist: Elizabeth Mordensky

Posted: 10 Dec, 2021 | Updated: 10 Dec, 2021

Grizzlies and Wolves are vital top predators in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Both species used to be wide spread around the country and have been wiped to extinction in most areas. The space around Yellowstone National Park is a strong hold for these species, but increased development in these areas has limited wild habitat and increased negative animal-human encounters, and hunting...
<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...
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. 
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.

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