Explorers against Extinction is a wildlife conservation campaign organised by registered UK charity the Real World Conservation Trust (UK charity No 1177505).

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.

The Sketch for Survival 2019 Auction has started.

175 Lots donated by leading wildlife artists, illustrators, cartoonists, celebrities, explorers and photographers, joined by some of our SFS 100 Competition winners.

It finishes on Sunday 17th November. You can register now, allowing you to set up a watch list of your favourite pieces, bid and be kept informed as the auction unfolds.

Our Campaigns

Wildlife Art Exhibition & Online Charity Auction

Wildlife Photography Exhibition & Online Auction

View the list of the 100 selected artworks for 2019

Supporting young Explorers & Conservationists

‘On the Edge’ – an evening of travel and conservation at the Royal Geographical Society 

Thursday 14th November 2019 7pm- 10pm

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Browse our previous projects

From Sumatra to Zimbabwe, read about our work supporting frontline conservation worldwide.

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Earth is moving towards its Sixth Mass Extinction – when over 75% of lifeforms become extinct. This will be the first mass extinction caused by human activity, and not natural events.

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The reduction in the number of wild Orangutans in the last 60 years.
The number of species currently known to be threatened with extinction.
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The decline in African elephants since 1930.

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