7pm  Thursday 12th October 2017
The Royal Geographical Society, London

with
Sir Ranulph Fiennes OBE & Colonel John Blashford-Snell OBE

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Explorers against Extinction is a unique event highlighting the threat of extinction to some of Africa's most iconic species including elephant and rhino. Join us at London's Royal Geographical Society for an entertaining evening as leading explorers, adventurers, wildlife experts and conservationists, including Sir Ranulph Fiennes and Colonel John Blashford-Snell, come together to make a stand against extinction. 

The evening is organised by the Real Africa Trust (UK registered charity No 1149508) in aid of our conservation partners, each one pivotal in the battle against extinction.

The small, dedicated team at Animals Saving Animals (ASA) focus on prevention.  They train and deploy specialist anti-poaching dogs to squads across Africa protecting elephant, rhino and lion.   The aim is to raise enough money to fund further anti-poaching dogs for Rhino Conservation Botswana and Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya. Find out more here.

The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (DSWT) celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2017. This pioneering conservation organisation rescues and rehabilitates orphaned elephants and is dedicated to the preservation of endangered species and the protection of habitats. Find out more here. 

SKETCH FOR SURVIVAL

One elephant is killed in Africa every 15 minutes. We therefore asked artists, explorers, adventurers and celebrities to do a simple 15 minute Sketch for Survival to raise awareness of this shocking statistic and also to raise funds to combat wildlife crime.  All these sketches, drawings, cartoons, doodles and paintings will be available for purchase via online bidding and on the Explorers night. At the event we will be joined by Sotheby's Deputy Director and Specialist in Contemporary Art, Tom Eddison will be on hand to lend his expertise.

We have original artwork from leading wildlife artists including the award-winning Karen Laurence-Rowe, Gary Hodges, Pip McGarry and Pollyanna Pickering as well as from leading cartoonist Gabriel Alborozo. We also have sketches from fashion designers, actors, TV personalities, Olympians and politicians.

Artwork will be on public display in London, Bath and Norwich before the event, as well as at the Explorers evening on the 12th October and in the online gallery.

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Tickets for this memorable evening including entry to our Sketch for Survival exhibition are available online. Tickets:  £20 - £100.
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Choose from our range including Dog Squad and Titchy Tembo Tshirts. The profits from all Tshirt sales goes to the respective charity.
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Ever wanted an original elephant picture on your wall, by a celebrity chef, an Olympic athlete, actor or explorer? Here's your chance...
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