African People & Wildlife

Summary
<em>Edit Conservation Project/Cause</em> African People & Wildlife -  | Alison Nicholls
Purpose/Mission: 
African People & Wildlife works to ensure a future where humans and wild animals thrive while living side by side. We partner with local communities to create effective, sustainable solutions that improve the lives of rural Africans while protecting the natural world.
Friday, 19 August, 2011

Maasai Steppe, Tanzania

Background: 

July 2011 was the first time I visited African People & Wildlife (APW) to sketch and learn about the organization and its programs. Since then I have returned twice, each time for 2 weeks, and am planning another visit in 2019. APW works with rural communities on the Maasai Steppe in northern Tanzania, helping both adults and children develop their skills, to allow them to manage their natural resources for the mutual benefit of people & wildlife. During my visits I created many field sketches, taught art classes for local school children and learned about the wide variety of APW community and conservation programs, including their highly successful Living Walls. My field sketches, studio paintings and information about APW became part of my traveling exhibition, titled Lions, Livestock & Living Walls: an Artistic Study of Community & Conservation in Tanzania. The exhibition has visited 8 venues so far, in New York, Connecticut, New Jersey and Vermont, with a % of sale proceeds being donated to APW. Donations to APW reached US$15,000 by the end of 2018 and I continue to donate to APW from any sketch or painting inspired by my visits there.

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