Conservation Projects

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

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...
<em>Edit Conservation Project/Cause</em> Blood Lions: - South Africa Billboard Project | Michael Dumas

Blood Lions:

Artist: Michael Dumas

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

Donation of artwork images for public awareness program in the form of roadside billboards in South Africa. Two images provided' The Young Prince - Lion Cub and Played Out - Lion Cub.
<em>Edit Conservation Project/Cause</em> The Real World Conservation Trust: Sketch for Survival (USA) - Hosted by Explorers against Extinction | Michael Dumas

The Real World Conservation Trust: Sketch for Survival (USA)

Artist: Michael Dumas

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

*This is the premiere of Sketch for Survival fund raising event in North America, preceded by a long history of annual events in Europe. Funds raised supports selected front line conservation projects. 
Create Conservation Project/Cause -  | Michelle Waters

Print fundraiser for wildlife crossing for Save L.A. Cougars

Artist: Michelle Waters

Posted: 19 Apr, 2023 | Updated: 19 Apr, 2023

The Wallis Annenberg Wildlife Crossing is a project for the next century, providing a lasting benefit to wildlife for generations to come. More than two decades of study by the National Park Service in the Los Angeles area has shown roads and development are not only proving deadly for animals trying to cross, but have also created islands of habitat that can genetically isolate all wildlife—from...
Create Conservation Project/Cause - Loss of Habitat | Michael Ashley

Bishop and the Bear

Artist: Michael Ashley

Posted: 18 Apr, 2023 | Updated: 18 Apr, 2023

As an artist with a focus on nature and wildlife I feel strongly about my responsibility to raise awareness regarding our environment, loss of habitat, and endangered species through my art and creativity.
Create Conservation Project/Cause -  | Sandi Lear

Koalas in Care

Artist: Sandi Lear

Posted: 4 Apr, 2023 | Updated: 4 Apr, 2023

Koalas in Care provide desperately important rescue and rehabilitation for injured koalas, mostly by road, but also during the devastating fire season in 2018. They need help to feed, grow food trees, provide veterinary care and medication to help koalas recover sufficiently to be rehabilitated into the wild and increase the population.
<em>Edit Conservation Project/Cause</em> Design for the Charles Darwin Exhibition Hall, Galapagos Islands - Design and build for the Charles Darwin Exhibition Hall, Santa Cruz island, Galapagos | Carlyn Iverson

Design for the Charles Darwin Exhibition Hall, Galapagos Islands

Artist: Carlyn Iverson

Posted: 12 Mar, 2023 | Updated: 12 Mar, 2023

The project was to design an Exhibition Hall to display artifacts representing the bio-diversity of the Galapagos islands and to also tell the hisotry of the islnads.  This includes the important work of Charles Darwin's studies into evolution that were developed after his travel and visit to the Galapagos Islands.  His time iin these islands provided insight into the theory of natural selection...
<em>Edit Conservation Project/Cause</em> Daubenton's Bat - Bat having a drink | Susan Shimeld

Daubenton's Bat

Artist: Susan Shimeld

Posted: 19 Jan, 2023 | Updated: 19 Jan, 2023

Not wishing to release him back into the concrete jungle and built-up area in which he was found, I used Google maps and discovered a river and woodland not far from the area. As Daubenton bats feed on insects above water courses I headed in that direction knowing that he would soon find his way back to his roost and familiar feeding grounds.  It was a successful release. He was a lovely bat to...
<em>Edit Conservation Project/Cause</em> Frogs - Frogs, Toads, Newts | Susan Shimeld

Toad Patrol

Artist: Susan Shimeld

Posted: 19 Jan, 2023 | Updated: 19 Jan, 2023

Froglife’s work to conserve amphibians and reptiles in the UK is crucial. Our work fits into a global need to protect animals like frogs, toads, newts snakes and lizards, and we aim to make sure that the species we have in the UK are able to flourish and will continue to do so for future generations.
Create Conservation Project/Cause -  | Chantal Dupuis

Holly Haven Wildlife Rescue

Artist: Chantal Dupuis

Posted: 30 Dec, 2022 | Updated: 30 Dec, 2022

HHWR is a local wildlife shelter that will help some of the small critters that often need care such as raccoons, squirrels, bats, porcupines, skunks, etc.  
Create Conservation Project/Cause -  | Cindy Billingsley

The Watchers

Artist: Cindy Billingsley

Posted: 16 Dec, 2022 | Updated: 16 Dec, 2022

Snow Leopard Trust Auction helps raise money to better understand the endangered Snow Leopards and to protect the cat in partnership with communities that share it's habitat
<em>Edit Conservation Project/Cause</em> The Pangolin Project - The Ambassador Program | Casey Banwell

The Pangolin Project

Artist: Casey Banwell

Posted: 30 Oct, 2022 | Updated: 15 Jan, 2023

Pangolin are shy and gentle mammals. All eight species of Pangolin now face an existential crisis due to the dramatic rise in poaching. Driven by the insatiable demand for their scales and meat in South East Asia, Pangolin are now the most illegally trafficked mammal in the world. Between 2010 and 2021, Pangolin scales and carcasses from over 800,000 individuals were intercepted by law...
<em>Edit Conservation Project/Cause</em> Profits for the Oceanic Preservation Society -  | Ashley Habernal

Profits for the Oceanic Preservation Society

Artist: Ashley Ann Habernal

Posted: 18 Oct, 2022 | Updated: 24 Nov, 2022

I am currently a partner artist with the Oceanic Preservation Society. 20% of profits from select sales will benefit OPS.  From OPS website: OPS is often approached by artists around the world seeking to contribute to both OPS’ mission and public awareness about issues such as wildlife conservation, climate change, and protecting oceans and marine life. In response, we are launched our ‘OPS...
<em>Edit Conservation Project/Cause</em> Save Our Raptors - Tasmanian Raptor Refuge | Patricia Martin

Save Our Raptors

Artist: Patricia Martin

Posted: 16 Sep, 2022 | Updated: 20 Sep, 2022

The Raptor Refuge Inc. (  is a not-for-profit organisation that reflects our dedication to caring and protecting Tasmania’s natural wildlife.
<em>Edit Conservation Project/Cause</em> Tasmanian Raptor Refuge Inc - Raptor Refuge | Patricia Martin

Tasmanian Raptor Refuge Inc

Artist: Patricia Martin

Posted: 16 Sep, 2022 | Updated: 16 Sep, 2022

In addition to the Tasmanian-focused wildlife conservation organisations that i support, i am a Member of the Raptor Rescue Group in southern Tasmania.
Create Conservation Project/Cause -  | John Guiseppi

The World Lemur Conservation Foundation - Exhibition

Artist: John Guiseppi

Posted: 12 Sep, 2022 | Updated: 12 Sep, 2022

World Lemur Festival 2022
Create Conservation Project/Cause - FUDEBIOL | Juan Solís

Foundation for the Development of Las Quebradas Biological Center (FUDEBIOL)

Artist: Juanjo Solís

Posted: 5 Sep, 2022 | Updated: 5 Sep, 2022

A percentage of the proceeds from the sale of my art work will be donated to Las Quebradas Biological Center in order to support them in their following objectives: • Protection of natural resources through the creation of the Las Quebradas Biological Center. • Promote environmental education • Investigation of the natural and cultural heritage of the basin. • Promote and encourage sustainable...
Create Conservation Project/Cause - Guidelines & Regulations for hunters Wildlife Department of KPK Province Pakistan | Kamran Qureshi

Small game Field Guide

Artist: Kamran Qureshi

Posted: 28 Jul, 2022 | Updated: 28 Jul, 2022

Enhance awareness of the need to conserve wildlife and nature among the hunters community
<em>Edit Conservation Project/Cause</em> Orca Network - Protecting whales in the Pacific Northwest  | Holly Cannon

Center for whale research

Artist: Holly Cannon

Posted: 15 Jul, 2022 | Updated: 15 Jul, 2022

For three decades, the Center for Whale Research (CWR) has been advocating the relatively tame issue of salmon recovery based on science and rational management of fisheries in the Pacific Northwest. We have been championing with facts the impacts of dwindling fish stocks on the Southern Resident killer whales [SRKW orcas] and Salish Sea fishers. Since 1976 the Center for Whale Research (CWR) has...
Create Conservation Project/Cause -  | benaissa youcef-art

Barbary sheep in Algeria Endangered

Artist: benaissa youssouf

Posted: 9 Jul, 2022 | Updated: 9 Jul, 2022

defend of the animal through art and by participating in international animal art Using animal skin for commercial purposes is human error Participation in international exhibitions gives the artist an international stage so that the message of North Africa reaches the countries of France, Canada and England because they are educated people who love animals and us. have to fight against random...
<em>Edit Conservation Project/Cause</em> Soysambu Boma - Bomas for Lions | Linda Powell

Soysambu Boma

Artist: Linda Powell

Posted: 7 Jun, 2022 | Updated: 6 Mar, 2023

Soysambu Conservancy is a cattle ranch and wildlife conservancy.  For many years, they have been constructing 'bomas' -- portable corrals that protect cattle at night and allow introduction of apex predators like lions. This reduces the impact of wildlife-human interactions on both parties and contributes to a healthy environment that includes wild and domestic animals.  This year, I am focusing...
Create Conservation Project/Cause -  | Sandra Place


Artist: Sandra Place

Posted: 24 May, 2022 | Updated: 24 May, 2022

The WILD SALMON CENTER is an organization based in Portland, Oregon, USA, that works to protect wild salmon and their habitats in countries around the Pacific Rim. They establish agreements with governments to set aside Stronghold areas, rivers and ecosystems, which are protected from development so that wild salmon, other wildlife, and ecosystems can survive and thrive.
<em>Edit Conservation Project/Cause</em> Banovich Wildscapes Foundation proudly The Mara Predator Conservation Programme -  | John Banovich

Banovich Wildscapes Foundation Supports The Mara Predator Conservation Programme

Artist: John Banovich

Posted: 3 May, 2022 | Updated: 24 Nov, 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...
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