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The People’s Choice – Voting Opens

Voting has opened in our People’s Choice categories. This gives you the chance to vote for your favourite artwork and favourite photographic image in our collection this year. To vote for your favourite artwork CLICK HERE To vote for your favourite image CLICK HERE Last year’s winner in the Leisure Painter’s Sketch for Survival People’s...

What’s it like to travel abroad during Covid?
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What’s it like to travel abroad during Covid?

In August I booked a last-minute villa in the Peloponnese in Greece, and flights with Ryan Air.  I travelled with my immediate family. We had a brilliant week away and felt thoroughly refreshed. I understand many people are reluctant to travel during the pandemic but for us, the chance to get away for a week...

Beginners Guide to Bidding
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Beginners Guide to Bidding

The Sketch for Survival online auctions open today. This year is twice as nice – we have TWO AUCTIONS running on consecutive Sundays. This is our biggest fund-raiser of the year, making important conservation projects possible. In 2020 we’ve pledged to rescue bears incarcerated by the bear bile trade in Vietnam; to fund community wildlife...

World Rhino Day 2020
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World Rhino Day 2020

The 22nd of September marks World Rhino Day. Close to 10,000 rhinos have been lost to poaching in the last decade alone. The peak of poaching was just five years ago in 2015 when 1,349 rhino were recorded as poached. This demand for rhino horn is driven by the Far East where the horn is...

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The SFS Introducing Wildlife 100 Artist of the Year – Short-List Announced

From an intricate geometric Tiger-Tail Sea Horse, one the most heavily extracted seahorse species in the world,   to a beautiful oil painting of a critically endangered Orangutan, this year’s short-listed artists in the Sketch for Survival Introducing Wildlife category have just been revealed.  From left: Christian Azolan; Lee McManus; Jess Ridley; Stephanie Clarke, Bianka Hudson...

Double Trouble – bear cubs rescued in Vietnam
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Double Trouble – bear cubs rescued in Vietnam

This year we have partnered with Animals Asia to support their work and help raise awareness about the bear bile trade in Asia.  Animals Asia is devoted to ending bear bile farming and improving the welfare of animals across Asia. They have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Vietnam Government to completely end Bear...

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Project Update: Tapanuli Orangutan Surveys, Sumatra

In 2019 we partnered with Ape Alliance to raise awareness about the plight of the world’s most endangered great ape – the Tapanuli Orangutan. The Tapanuli is one of three known Orangutan Species – all are critically endangered. Tapanuli Orangutans are exclusively aboreal and planning for a hydro electric dam in Batang Toru Sumatra, home...