Tusk Charity Auction | Wildlife Safari
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We are delighted to be working with Tusk as our headline conservation charity partner for the 2018 Wildlife & Safari Travel Show. Tusk is a dynamic and pioneering organisation with over 28 years of experience initiating and funding wildlife protection, community development and environmental education programmes across Africa. Under the Royal Patronage of Prince William, Tusk has invested more than £35 million into a wide range of conservation projects across the continent.

Converge Exhibitions will raise funds for Tusk through ticket sales from visitors attending the show. There will also be an exciting Tusk auction taking place at the Wildlife & Safari Travel Show on Saturday 29 September 2018 which you do not want to miss.

Survival. Kindly donated by Louise McNaught

Signed copy of SURVIVAL with a limited print.

“We all have a fantastic opportunity to do more for wildlife right now. We must not leave it too late. Extinction is forever” – Charlie Mayhew, MBE, Chief Executive of Tusk.

It is hard to grasp the enormity of losing one species of animal, yet alone many species of animal – as many of us have never even seen them or experienced these animals. We hear about species being lost all the time, but can we really grasp what that means, how that feels? Louise McNaught captures this emotion with her bright, bold and timelessly beautiful paintings of 20 species of animal ranging from ‘vulnerable’ to ‘critically endangered’, bringing home the message with the instant impact of her highly detailed visual art.

For more information on Louise McNaught, please click here


Kindly donated by Venture Uganda

A goody bag from Uganda containing of a bottle of Waragi – Ugandan gin – some Ugandan coffee and a copy of Birds of East Africa.

Venture Uganda is an independent, Ugandan tour operator offering specialist holidays and educational visits to Uganda.Whether you are looking for an amazing safari, gorilla or chimp tracking, an action-packed adventure holiday or a relaxing short break, we can help.

For more information about Venture Uganda, please click here

Kindly donated by Sue Flood

A signed copy of Sue’s latest book – “Emperor – The Perfect Penguin”. Sue Flood is an award-winning wildlife photographer and former BBC Natural History Unit filmmaker, who worked on The Blue Planet, Planet Earth and the Disney movie Earth, before leaving the BBC to concentrate on her photography. Her adventures include swimming with humpback whales, diving under the Arctic ice with beluga whales, and camping in the Antarctic for 6 weeks to photograph her favourite subject – the Emperor penguin. When not on assignment, Sue regularly guides wildlife photography trips for clients to all seven continents.

For more information on Sue Flood, please click here

Kindly donated by Botswana Tourism Organisation

A unique bundle consisting of: the latest edition Bradt guide to Botswana, a DVD – Painted Dogs of the Okavango by Tim Liversedge, Botswana branded microfleece blanket which folds and zips into a cushion for travel on safari, a branded laptop bag, a hand woven basket and a wooden biro in wooden presentation box. Whether your thing is safaris, mokoro rides, quad biking, fishing, 4×4 off-road adventures you are sure to make the best of your stay in Botswana.


For more information visiting Botswana Expeditions, please click here

Kindly donated by Sketch for Survival

A limited edition signed and numbered print of Karen Laurence Rowe’s Ngorongoro Lioness – only 25 in this run. This piece is rolled 50cm x 34cm.

Sketch for Survival ask artists, illustrators, cartoonists and celebrities to spend just 26 minutes, the same amount of time it takes for an African elephant to be poached for its tusks in the wild, on a sketch of any endangered species. Don’t miss the 2018 showcase at the show!

For more information on Sketch for Survival, please click here

Kindly donated by Holly Budge. How Many Elephants.

Holly Budge, artist and founder of How Many Elephants, is using design to bridge the gap between scientific data and human connection. Her acclaimed and multi award-winning necklace showcases 96 elephants cut in vegetable ivory to show the daily poaching rate in Africa. She has weaved a narrative into the piece with one elephant hand cut in brass to represent the poachers bullets shells and one elephant is facing the other way to say this crisis can still be turned around. As this piece of art is unique, Holly has hand printed a limited edition collection of 96 prints, each numbered and signed, to continue spreading the word. Fore more information on How Many Elephants, please click here

Kindly donated by Wildlife Worldwide

A signed photographic print of a grizzly bear by award-winning wildlife photographer and author Nick Garbutt. Nick has travelled across the globe from the Poles to the Tropics in search of wildlife to photograph and his images regularly appear in high quality global publications such as BBC Wildlife Magazine, National Geographic & Geographical. Nick leads a programme of photography tours with Wildlife Worldwide, helping participants to improve their wildlife photography techniques.

For more information about Wildlife Worldwide, please click here

Kindly donated by George Blonsky, GEO Pictorial

A one-off print of an Osprey with his catch (see image to left). It is 90cmx60cm lamda print on aluminium dibond. Certificate of authenticity included.

For more information visiting GEO Pictorial, please click here

Kindly donated by Remembering Wildlife

A set of 3 books: Remembering Elephants, Remembering Rhinos and Remembering Great Apes, all signed by Margot Raggett. Remembering Wildlife is the charity book series which includes Remembering Elephants, Remembering Rhinos and now, thanks to another successful Kickstarter campaign, Remembering Great Apes. Our mission is to create the most beautiful books on a species ever made and then, sell those books to raise awareness of the plight facing that species and funds to protect it. Our work is made possible by the generous donation of images by many of the world’s best wildlife photographers including Steve Winter, Art Wolfe, Frans Lanting and Jonathan & Angela Scott. For more information on Remembering Wildlife, please click here

Kindly donated by Elephant Gin

6 personalised bottles of premium Elephant London Dry Gin 500ml. Elephant Gin’s labels are hand-written by a calligrapher and carry the name of a past great tusker or elephant that its partner foundations currently help to protect.

Elephant Gin produces award-winning handcrafted premium gin products made with rare African botanicals.All ingredients are hand-selected, bottles custom-made, labels hand-written and production efforts controlled by working in small batches.

For more information on Elephant Gin, please click here

Kindly donated by Painted Wolf Wines

A dog box of 12 assorted Painted Wolf Wines. Founded by Jeremy and Emma Borg, drawing inspiration from the African Wild Dog. The winemakers own Painted Wolf pack is a community of talented individuals who bring the best available grapes, technical and practical skills to Painted Wolf, allowing them to craft a range of delicious, authentic satisfying wines. The “Painted Wolf” (Lycaon Pictus), also known as the African Wild Dog or Painted Dog , is one of Africa’s most fascinating and highly endangered animals. They have a highly co-operative family social structure and are extremely persistent and effective hunters.The Winemaker supports the conservation of these intriguing and beautiful animals with a contribution from every bottle sold of these fine wines.

For more information on Painted Wolf Wines, please click here

Kindly donated by Silversea Expeditions

A high-performance 2-in-1 parka developed exclusively for Silversea Expedition sailings and inspired by guest requirements. The waterproof outer shell and cozy puff jacket provide the perfect warmth-to-weight ratio and include thoughtful features such as a key card pocket and convenient adjustable toggles to keep out cold air.

For more information on Silversea Expeditions, please click here

Kindly donated by Worldwide Experience, a division of the Mantis Collection

A Weekend Stay at the Draycott Hotel by Mantis in London, for two people in a Deluxe Double room, including Full English breakfast. Situated between Chelsea and Knightsbridge on a Quiet Garden Square, steeped in Edwardian splendour; with high ceilings and fireplaces; each room is theatrically themed and adorned with Victorian antiques.
Mantis is a world-leading collection of hotels and eco-escapes scattered across the planet providing the traveller with experiences that stir the soul, defy expectation, and live in the heart forever. Officially founded by Zambian born Adrian Gardiner in 2000, Mantis is committed to the spirit of conservation and restoration. At Mantis, our underlying philosophy is one of responsible and ecologically sensitive development and operations, supporting the local environment while conserving and maintaining all natural resources. By taking a holistic approach, we aim to integrate community, education, sustainability and conservation to achieve our conservation goals. Part of the Mantis Education division, Worldwide Experience are specialists in conservation and community projects, where volunteers and student groups from across the globe are invited to make a real difference. Please note travel is not included. Terms & Conditions apply.

For further information on Worldwide Experience, a division of the Mantis Collection, please click here

Kindly donated by Avis

Avis is very pleased to offer a week long (7 days) worldwide, unlimited milage, car rental on A, B or C car size. Driver must be over 25 years of age with a full driving license. This voucher is valid until 31st December 2019.

Terms: The prize is non-transferable and non-exchangeable. The voucher has no monetary value. Fuel costs are not included. Please note insurance excesses may still apply. Standard Avis rental terms and conditions apply. Rental location pick-up and drop-off must be the same. Please note: we require a minimum of 7 days’ notice when placing your reservation.

For more information on Avis, please click here

Kindly donated by Hurtigruten

12 day Classic Round Voyage (Bergen to Bergen) departing in 2019 for two people! This famed sailing with Hurtigruten is described by Lonely Planet as `The World’s Most Beautiful Voyage´. Please note this lot is voyage only, no cash equivalent and non-transferable. The trip must be booked at least three months prior to departure. The value is based on basic pricing for an inside cabin for two people.

(Upgrades / flights / hotels / transfers / excursions / drinks are extra.)

For more information on this trip and Hurtigruten, please click here

Details on more auction lots to follow soon!