Conservation Projects

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

<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...
<em>Edit Conservation Project/Cause</em> Waiwai and Delia - Signed Limited Edition Print - Large - Raising funds for Lewa Conservancy | Charlotte Williams

Waiwai and Delia - Limited Edition Prints

Artist: Charlotte Williams

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

I couldn't be more thrilled that Lewa will not only be receiving the funds from me, but also from Animal Friends Insurance who have so generously said that they will match my donation!  WaiWai and Delia Limited edition of 100 2 sizes available and either in colour or black and white large:  90 x 61 cm (inc 3 cm border)  £280 small:  65 x 45 cm (inc 3 cm border)  £200  
<em>Edit Conservation Project/Cause</em> I Dare You - Raising funds for Cheetah Conservation Fund | Charlotte Williams

I Dare You - 100 Limited Edition Prints

Artist: Charlotte Williams

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

The Cheetah population has been in steep decline and they are now yet another vulnerable species.   ​ The Cheetah Conservation Fund are outstanding, working in a holistic way, approaching the preservation of this species in a respectful sustainable way for all. ​ Founded in Namibia in 1990, Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) is dedicated to saving the cheetah in the wild. “CCF is Changing the World...
Create Conservation Project/Cause - Raising funds for Ol Pejeta and Helping Rhinos | Charlotte Williams

Stand By Me - Limited Edition Prints

Artist: Charlotte Williams

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

OL PEJETA​ Ol Pejeta's story is absolutely captivating.  Here is the smallest synopsis, but please do see their website https://www.olpejetaconservancy.org/ to see just how much incredible work they do.​ "Today, Ol Pejeta is the largest black rhino sanctuary in east Africa, and home to two of the world’s last remaining northern white rhino. It is the only place in Kenya to see chimpanzees, in a...
<em>Edit Conservation Project/Cause</em> King of the Gobi - The 8th most endangered large mammal on Earth | Charlotte Williams

King of the Gobi

Artist: Charlotte Williams

Posted: 9 Nov, 2020 | Updated: 20 Mar, 2021

Having a love of camels, partly due to having been a camel safari guide in South Africa (many eons ago!), when I met John Hare OBE and heard about the wild camels of Mongolia, I was naturally keen to get on board to try and help raise much needed funds for his Wild Camel Protection Foundation.  (Please do visit www.wildcamels.com for the full fascinating story). These wild camels, which are...
Create Conservation Project/Cause -  | Randall Bennett

Soil Tunnel Trailer

Artist: Randall Bennett

Posted: 18 Mar, 2021 | Updated: 18 Mar, 2021

The Soil Tunnel Trailer is used across the Midwest, USA, to educate youth and adults about the relationship between their daily activities and the resulting effects on soil, water and other natural resources. The soil Tunnel Trailer serves as a learning tool and backdrop for a variety of lessons at schools, field days, fairs, and more.

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