(Posted 05th October 2022)
|One of 100+ prints for sale during Prints for Wildlife © Jonas Strahberger, Liwonde National Park|
|Dear ATCNews Readers, Dear Friends, |
On behalf of everyone at African Parks, we just want to say Thank You.
The month-long Prints for Wildlife campaign has come to an end, and again it has made a significant contribution to protecting biodiversity in Africa.
In just over four weeks, over 3,300 prints were purchased online, raising a US$383,000, of which 100% is donated to African Parks’ projects, after printing and handling.
Given the global economic circumstances, this is massive and our gratitude is bigger than ever before.
After raising US$660,000 in 2020 and US$1,094 million in 2021, this puts the total sum to over US$2,1 million – in just 3 years.
Our work at African Parks is not just about saving wildlife, it’s about serving some of the most vulnerable communities in Africa. As we strive to meet our goal of protecting 30% of nature in Africa by 2030, we are continuosly looking for ways to enhance the livelihoods of people, protect wildlife and safeguard protected areas across the continent for the benefit of all.
Your ongoing support is helping us to achieve this goal.
This year we have committed to the management of 22 parks encompassing a total of 20 million hectares. At the same time, we are able to continue providing over 3,700 jobs, support over 187 schools and provide health care for more than 147,000 people. Again, we have been moved by the positivity of this campaign, from the overwhelming generosity of the photographers who donated their work, to the number of people around the world who bought prints or chose to donate instead.
With our gratitude and after three incredible years of hosting a showcase of the world’s best talent in wildlife photography, we say a temporary goodbye as we let Prints for Wildlife take a break in 2023.
|From all of us here, we send our thanks, because it is people like you who help make our work possible. Sincerely,|
|African Parks is a non-profit conservation organisation that takes on the complete responsibility for the rehabilitation and long-term management of national parks in partnership with governments and local communities. We currently manage 22 national parks and protected areas in 12 countries covering over 20 million hectares: Angola, Benin, Central African Republic, Chad, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi, the Republic of Congo, Mozambique, Rwanda, South Sudan, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Visit www.africanparks.org to learn more.|
|Prints for Wildlife, initiated by wildlife photographers Pie Aerts and Marion Payr, features 100+ photos from acclaimed wildlife photographers, as well as local talent from countries such as Rwanda, Kenya, Botswana and South Africa. Each photographer has contributed an iconic image to be part of a special sale of 100 prints for $100 each, of which 100% of proceeds, after printing and handling, will go to African Parks. |
For more information visit www.PrintsforWildlife.org and follow @printsforwildlife.
|African Parks, 52 Grosvenor Road, Bryanston, Gauteng 2191, South Africa, +27114650050|