Conservation

"I'm a Kiwi, currently living in New York, recently returned from living on and off for seven years in Nairobi, Kenya. I've always been a keen conservationist, and have recently committed paintings to two Kenyan conservancies: the Kenya Bird of Prey Trust in Naivasha, which rescues raptors, including martial eagles, sparrowhawks, augur buzzards, several owl species, goshawks and a diverse range of vultures (which I have played with in their Naivasha enclosure) and Ol Pejeta, which runs the Sweetwaters park, Northern White Rhino assisted fertilization program, general rhino programs and the Chimpanzee sanctuary. "

I am attempting to launch a virtual fundraising auction platform in Kenya, to benefit many Kenyan conservancies, hopefully supported by a host of global wildlife artists. I also commit at leat 50% of teh sale price of any of my wildlife paintings to specific conservancies. My current folio benefits Kenya Bird of Prey Trust and Ol Pejeta, and I am working on an elephant series, celebrating the recently deceased giant tuskers, and benefitting Tsavo, Amboselli and David Sheldrake elephant conservancies.

Conservation Projects & Causes

<em>Edit Conservation Project/Cause</em> Ol Pejeta Sweetwaters Chimp Santuary -  | Douglass Lockyer

Ol Pejeta Sweetwaters Chimp Santuary

Ol Pejeta runs one of the biggest chimp sanctuary programmes in Africa and takes in distressed, rescued and abused chimps from around the world.

Ol Pejeta Sweetwaters Chimp Sanctuary

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> Ol pejeta - Northern White Rhino Assisted Fertilization Programme | Douglass Lockyer

Ol Pejeta Rhinos

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 Pejeta Conservancy.

The Story of the Northern Whites:

On December 20th, 2009, four of the world’s last remaining seven northern white rhinos arrived at Ol Pejeta. Najin, Fatu...

Create Conservation Project/Cause - Raptor conservancy | Douglass Lockyer

Kenya Bird of Prey Trust

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 classed as Critically Endangered. Many other raptors are soon to be up-listed to that category, a status that demands our intervention to save them from extinction. Many of our raptors now occur...