Sketch for Survival 2018 – 26 minutes to make a difference.
The Wildlife & Safari Show is proud to support this year’s Sketch for Survival exhibition and we are delighted to announce that the show will be your first opportunity to see the collection in the flesh before it embarks on a national gallery tour in the UK, and visits New York during the autumn.
All five species of rhino remain endangered, with three rhino poached for their horn every day. 40% of lion have been lost in the last 20 years while only 4,000 tigers are left in the Indian sub-continent – down from 40,000 a half century ago. Elephants are currently slaughtered for their ivory at a rate of 55 a day. That’s one every 26 minutes. The Real World Conservation Trust’s hugely popular Sketch for Survival wildlife art exhibition celebrates some of the world’s most loved wildlife, with the help of acclaimed professional artists and celebrity supporters who have captured some of their favourite species in a series of wonderful 26 minute sketches, cartoons, doodles and other artwork. All profits from the auction of artwork goes directly to support projects pivotal in the battle to protect wildlife.
The whole collection will be available to view and bid for via the online auction site from 1 September, the auction concluding on the evening of Sunday 25 November 2018.
Calling all dog lovers. #SelfieforSurvival – get posing with your pooch.
This year’s Sketch for Survival welcomes a brand new feature #SelfieforSurvival . This is your chance to help raise awareness and funds specifically for the anti-poaching dogs and their handlers working on the frontline of conservation, protecting some of the world’s most iconic species including elephant and rhino.
All you need to do to support the initiative and become part of this nationwide exhibition is to submit a selfie of you and your dog with a small donation (min £2). Your selfie will be included in a wonderful original wall mosaic of an elephant to be unveiled at this year’s show – full details coming soon – please check the website for details.
Sketch for Survival and Selfie for Survival are part of a wider wildlife conservation campaign called Explorers against Extinction organised by UK charity the Real World Conservation Trust (registered number 1177505 – formerly The Real Africa Trust no 1149508). The Trust supports conservation of endangered species and their habitats.
The below sketches are taken from the 2017 Sketch for Survival campaign.