Prints for Wildlife

Prints for Wildlife is an inspiring campaign raising funds to ensure protected areas continue to deliver benefits to people and wildlife during the COVID pandemic. More than 70 wildlife photographers, including acclaimed international and local wildlife photographers from around the world, are coming together to mobilise needed support for one cause: to continue the protection of these vital landscapes in Africa.

Mithun Hunugund is a photographer from India
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Thomas Vijayan is a photographer from Canada
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Martin Meyer is a photographer from South Africa
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Willem Bakhuys Roozeboom is a photographer from the Netherlands
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Pie Aerts is a photographer from the Netherlands and initiator of this fundraiser
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For much of Africa, wildlife tourism provides significant income to help maintain parks where vulnerable species such as elephants, lions, rhinos and giraffes live. It is estimated that 24 million Africans depend on tourism for their livelihood. But after the coronavirus struck, the entire international tourism sector closed down overnight in March 2020. Critical revenue which helps ensure people and wildlife benefit from these areas, came to an immediate halt and future revenue is at stake as no one knows when tourism may recover and to what level. This pandemic is having a profound social and economic impact on us all, but especially so for rural communities.

This pandemic is also showing the intricate relationship between wild areas and human health. Data show that the rise in habitat loss and exploitation of wildlife is linked to the increase of these epidemics, from Covid to Sars, Mers, Ebola among others. And so if there was ever a case for protecting nature, if we ever needed a reminder that our mission matters and that nature matters to people’s lives, it is now.

Effectively managed parks serve as a nucleus for stability, in that they become safe places. Where wildlife thrive, people thrive. These well-managed parks deliver a host of ecological, socio-political and economic benefits for people living in and around these landscapes. They create jobs, provide education, and change lives.

Just because we can’t travel to these parks, does not mean we can’t provide meaningful support – and all help in our own way.

That is why an inspired and generous group of acclaimed international wildlife photographers has come together for an extraordinary, limited-edition, print fundraiser to support local communities and wildlife during COVID-19.

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Tanzanie, l’éden africain

Le continent africain peut s’enorgueillir d’abriter l’un des pays les plus emblématiques au monde pour un voyage safari : la Tanzanie. Véritable sanctuaire d’une faune très riche, la Tanzanie est une ode à la diversité, quel que soit le parc visité : Serengeti, Manyara ou encore Kilimandjaro, qui porte le nom du fameux sommet de l’Afrique. Les guerriers masais vous ouvriront les chemins les plus fabuleux de leur pays, et votre voyage en Tanzanie prendra des allures de rêve africain…

Bien connue des passionnés de safari, la Tanzanie compte parmi les plus belles réserves naturelles d’Afrique. Un voyage en Tanzanie est avant tout une aventure sauvage au coeur d’un pays d’Afrique qui abrite une diversité de paysages exceptionnelle.

Le mont Kilimandjaro (5891 m) est le point culminant du pays, mais aussi du continent africain. Il est le fruit de longues périodes d’activité volcanique aujourd’hui révolues. Le dernier volcan encore en activité à ce jour est le Ol Doinyo Lengaï, qui surplombe les 600 kilomètres carrés le lac Natron. Ce lac endoréique à forte salinité, destination phare des safaris en Tanzanie, abrite une importante communauté de flamants nains. Situé dans le massif du Ngorongoro, cette zone densément peuplée par une faune variée est protégée par une aire de conservation.

Le cratère du Ngorongoro, autre destination incontournable d’un safari en Tanzanie, est une vaste caldeira fréquentée par plus de 400 espèces d’oiseaux. Il abrite aussi, selon les saisons, des hippopotames, des buffles, ainsi que des nombreux gnous.
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Tanzanie, l’éden africain
plus sur Allibert trekking

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Wild Exposures

Beverly and Dereck Joubert have dedicated their lives and imagery to expanding conservation of Africa’s threatened wildlife and habitats.
For three decades, award-winning Botswana-based filmmakers, National Geographic Explorers-in-Residence and wildlife conservationists Dereck and Beverly Joubert have focused their efforts on documenting and conserving Africa’s wildlife. They founded the Big Cats Initiative, which currently funds over 100 projects in 28 countries, with National Geographic in 2009. The program was established as an emergency action fund to come up with real conservation solutions to pressing problems surrounding these majestic felines and the alarming reduction in the lion population over the past 50 years—from 450,000 to just 20,000.

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Wild Exposures
By Mark Edward Harris / Photography By Beverly Joubert
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Shades of Grey

Africa is a fantastic destination for travel and street portraits photographers. People there are eager to be on photographs. When a great artist, Giovanni Cavalli, goes there, he brings back incredible portraits.

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With Vedran Vidak, we visit another different reality. As Giovanni Cavalli above, he produces amazing street portraits. Look at the eyes in his portraits. The way he captures feelings is just extraordinary.
by Jean Michel Missri.

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Shades of Grey
Fine Art Photography Magazine

Explore Africa

10+ PRO Photographers Explore Africa And Share The Results With You

Looks in the Savannah
by albertoghizzipanizza
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Caracal
by Hillebrand
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Black Mane Lion
by Patrick2828
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Stripes
by charlesjorg
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I See You!
by agefoto
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Thank you to all the photographers that shared their best photos showing the African continent in the Explore Africa Photo contest

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