After raising US$1.75 million for African Parks in two previous print sales, Prints for Wildlife has returned with an even larger mission
With nearly 50% of Africa’s landmass suffering degradation, and the rapidly increasing affects biodiversity loss has on the climate crisis, it is extremely hopeful to see the many ways in which people keep coming together in support of conservation.
‘Prints for Wildlife’ is a perfect example. Launched in 2020 in response to the devastating impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on Africa’s communities and wildlife areas, the campaign raised a total of US$1.75 million for African Parks by selling over 15,000 unique wildlife prints in two print sales each spanning 30 days.
As Africa’s wildlife and local communities continue to face mounting pressures, Prints for Wildlife co-founders, Marion Payr and Pie Aerts, decided to bring the campaign back once again, but this time with a slightly different mission. This year the campaign's goal is to raise funds in support of African Parks’ efforts to scale the areas under our protection to 30 parks by 2030, to ensure that 30 million hectares is conserved in perpetuity for the benefit of people and wildlife.
The limited “Prints for Wildlife” sale is open from August 28th to September 25th 2022 and features 100+ photos from 100+ acclaimed wildlife photographers which will be sold for US$100 through the online shop Prints for Wildlife.View Print Gallery Now
100+ photographers, 100+ outstanding limited edition art prints and one united goal: To raise funds for African Parks
The Impact of Prints for Wildlife: Communities & Wildlife
The 2020 and 2021 editions of Prints for Wildlife generated over US$1.75 million in print sales. 100% of the proceeds after printing and handling were donated to African Parks to support our conservation efforts in the 20 parks under our management in 11 countries. Managed effectively, these vital natural landscapes safeguard biodiversity and support human well being, delivering clean air and water, food security, carbon sequestration, livelihoods and healthcare.
This critical revenue helped sustain our impact in 2021 where:
- 147,685 people received healthcare in and around the parks
- 187 schools were supported and 958 scholarships were provided
- 3,788 full-time staff, are under employment, of which 95% are local
- 1,328 rangers ensured safe spaces for people and wildlife
- 28.4 tonnes of illegal wildlife products were confiscated
- 13,842 elephants, 7,585 western gorillas and 2,152 chimpanzees are under protection
To learn more about Prints for Wildlife and to view the stunning gallery of prints for sale, visit www.printsforwildlife.org and follow them on Instagram at @Printsforwildlife