""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
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.