Supporting Conservation Worldwide

 Explorers against Extinction is a wildlife conservation campaign organised by registered UK charity the Real Africa Trust (No 1149508). The primary aims of the campaign are to raise awareness about the threats facing the world’s most iconic species and their habitats while also raising significant funds for nominated projects pivotal in the battle to protect them.

We are all explorers – you may choose to explore from an armchair on a Sunday evening watching Levison Wood as he walks the Nile or the Himalayas, or perhaps you prefer to curl up with a good book by your favourite travel writer.  Maybe you enjoy experiencing the world first-hand or exploring your local countryside or beach. However you choose to explore, the world has never been more accessible or more in need of positive action.

Despite many encouraging developments in the world of conservation since we initially launched, including China’s ban on the trade in ivory, many iconic species sadly still face a battle for survival.
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.

""I'm pleased to support the Explorers against Extinction campaign. Species extinction is such a vital issue."
Sir Ranulph Fiennes OBE

"One of the most important conservation events of the year."
Travel Africa Magazine

Last year we launched Explorers against Extinction with a unique event highlighting the threat of extinction to some of Africa's most iconic species including elephant and rhino. A sell-out audience enjoyed an entertaining evening at London's historic Royal Geographical Society as leading explorers, adventurers, wildlife experts and conservationists, including Sir Ranulph Fiennes and Colonel John Blashford-Snell, came together to make a stand against extinction. Full details here. Over £40,000 was raised and donated to projects in Kenya and Botswana to help safeguard rhino and elephants.

In 2018 Explorers against Extinction returns.  We'd love your support.
Find out more about Sketch for Survival, an exhibition and auction of wildlife artwork, and our new initiative Selfie for Survival, focusing on the anti-poaching canine units.
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Stanfords, a proud supporter of Explorers against Extinction, is the UK's leading specialist retailer of maps, travel books and other travel accessories, having been established in 1853 by Edward Stanford. Their flagship store in Covent Garden, London, first opened its doors in January 1901 and can justly claim to offer the world's largest stock of maps and travel books under one roof.
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