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Wildlife Protector Programme, US & Southern Africa

Wildlife Protector Programme, US & Southern Africa

Fundraising target: £2,100 +

Project: Funding for education initiatives & the Wildlife Protector Programme.

21 For 21 Project Partner: Arts For Animals

Arts for Animals connects conservation with creativity by enhancing ongoing conservation programs with art lesson plans, creative materials and supplies and computers to support wildlife conservation efforts.

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About Arts for Animals

Since 2013, Arts for Animals has worked to save our planet’s wildlife by using art to excite and educate children to the importance of their wildlife –not only to their heritage, but to their very future. Arts for Animals connects conservation with creativity by enhancing ongoing conservation programs with art lesson plans, creative materials and supplies and computers to support wildlife conservation efforts. Learning to be creative will help them solve wildlife challenges, enhance their lives, and build a better life by thinking creatively.

In 2016, Arts for Animals built a wildlife conservation art centre near Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. That centre continues to serve as a focal point for children from all over Zimbabwe ,as well as for the Zimbabwean government, to learn about art and the value of wildlife.

Arts for Animals also supports ongoing conservation education programs, across Southern Africa including Painted Dog Conservation, Children in the Wilderness, Timbavati Foundation and local high schools in Zambia, Zimbabwe, and Botswana with art and creativity components. Our goal is to make existing education programs more successful and far-reaching.

Arts for Animals is proud to have earned the Guidestar’s highest Seal of Approval for non-profit transparency.

Arts for Animals was founded by the award-winning artist Anne London and Jim Hart who continue to be the driving force behind it. Their headquarters is based in the US.

Wildlife Protector Programme

The programme encourages African youth to protect and save their wildlife by stopping wildlife poaching in their neighbourhoods and villages. Young ‘Wildlife Protectors’ make a pledge to protect their wildlife and sign a contract demonstrating their understanding of the importance of protecting their animals. Since its initiation in 2014, over 9,000 young children in South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, and Zambia have made the pledge to protect their wildlife and proudly wear the blue wristband which declares:  ‘I protect animals – our wildlife, my heritage, my future.’

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Images courtesy of Arts for Animals

 

All funds raised during 2021 will contribute to the 21 For 21 Project Fund so please do sign up for a sponsored challenge (details here), support our creative initiatives, or make a donation if you are able to. Every Pound makes a difference. Thank you.