For the third year running, Wildlife & Safari Travel Show is proud to showcase Explorers Against Extinction’s annual touring art and photography exhibition.
SKETCH FOR SURVIVAL – SKETCHING A FUTURE FOR ENDANGERED SPECIES
On average, one elephant is poached in the wild every 26-minutes.
Sketch for Survival is a global art initiative designed to highlight shocking statistics like this one.
Artists and celebrity supporters are invited to donate a 26-minute sketch or other artwork to help make a stand against extinction and to put the spotlight on important conservation topics from habitat loss to the illegal wildlife trade. All the artwork features endangered wildlife or at-risk wild spaces and is sold at the end of the tour by online auction to raise funds for frontline conservation projects.
Over the last 3 years artists in more than 30 countries have contributed helping to raise more than £150,000 for specific projects protecting many iconic species including tigers, elephants, rhinos, orangutans and giraffe. Celebrity sketchers include Oscar-winning animator Nick Park, actors Dames Judi Dench and Helen Mirren, Stephen Fry, Bill Nighy and Richard E Grant, writer Frederick Forsyth, explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes and television personality Mary Berry.
Artwork has toured the UK attracting more than 10,000 visitors a year and has even crossed the Atlantic to be exhibited in New York.
FOCUS FOR SURVIVAL – PUTTING EXTINCTION & HABITAT LOSS IN SHARP FOCUS
Focus for Survival is a photography initiative which aims to raise awareness about threats to wildlife and wild spaces. The collection features images by professional photographers and celebrity supporters such as Simon Reeve, Gordon Buchanan and Levison Wood.
UK Registered Charity NO 1177505
The below sketches are taken from the 2017, 2018 and 2019 Sketch for Survival campaign.