After raising $660,000 in 2020 for non-profit African Parks, the Prints for Wildlife initiative is back again for 2021 with limited prints from over 170 world-renown wildlife photographers. Each print costs just $100, with a flat rate of $10 shipping to anywhere in the world. If you buy three prints, shipping is free, and with a new print supplier for this years sale, the print process is 100% carbon neutral.
Although the sale runs right through until August 11th, only 100 copies of each print are available, and each photographer is only offering a single print. If you want to grab a print from one of your favourite wildlife photographers such as Steve Winter, David Lloyd, or Ami Vitale, you must get on there right away so that you don’t miss out.
(Please note: This is not an affiliate promotion. I make no commission from this whatsoever. I think it’s a good cause and a good deal. That is all.)
- 32cm X 47cm (12.6 inches X 18.5 inches)
- 30cm X 45cm prints + 1cm white border
- Printed on Hahnemühle Natural Line Hemp 290g
- $10/shipping worldwide
Against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic, “Prints for Wildlife” became a pioneering print fundraiser and one of 2020‘s most hopeful conservation stories.
With the continuation of COVID-19 travel restrictions, local economies and conservation efforts across Africa remain under pressure. That’s why Prints for Wildlife co-founders Marion Payr and Pie Aerts are reuniting to bring back their successful print fundraiser to once again support African Parks, a conservation non-profit that manages 19 parks in 11 countries on behalf of Governments in Africa for the benefit of local communities and wildlife.
Marion Payr, Prints for Wildlife Co-founder and Photographer: “When COVID-19 began to spread across the world all of my travel projects came to an immediate halt. As a travel photographer I reached out to my diverse client base about what they were experiencing and their feedback served as poignant reminders of the link between tourism and conservation. This was the spark that ignited the idea for “Prints for Wildlife” to join forces through art in the absence of tourism to support conservation and build awareness of these extraordinary places”
Pie Aerts, Prints for Wildlife Co-founder and Photographer: “The key to conservation is putting people at the heart of the solution, with community programs supporting health, education, job security, and sustainable livelihoods. African Parks, and their approach to conservation in working closely with partners and communities, is ensuring that the protected areas under their management are safe places where people and wildlife can lourish. When the entire world plunged into crisis with the outbreak of COVID-19, I was moved to bring together some of the best wildlife photographers on the planet to use the power of art to contribute to conserving some of the most precious ecosystems in Africa”
A Deeper Look At Donation Figures
I must admit that I didn’t hear about the inaugural print sale when it took place in 2020. When I was approached to write about the 2021 sale by one of the photographers taking part, Chase Teron, I wanted to do my due diligence before bringing it to our readers. Having not previously heard of the African Parks non-profit, or the Prints for Wildlife initiative, I felt this was the right thing to do.
It was reported on their website that last year’s sale raised $660,000 from the print sale. What I was keen to find out was how much money actually found its way to the African Parks NGO. Initially, I read through their annual report. It confirmed that they did receive a sizable donation from Prints for Wildlife in 2020, but the exact number was not given. I then followed up directly with African Parks to ask them directly what the donation amount was. I was told by them that the donation was a very sizable $530,160 in 2020.
Considering that print costs for over 6000 prints had to come from the $660,000 total, I consider the final donation of over $530,000 to be extremely good. I must say that I was quite thrilled to get that answer. On the face of it, I think this whole thing is a brilliant idea, but these days it is necessary to double-check the money trail.
Through Chase Teron and Marion Payr, I was also given access to additional information regarding how much money would be making its way to charity from the 2021 sale. Marion explained that this year, each print had a cost to them of $26. The remainder of the money, 74% of it, will be going to the African Parks NGO. Having tracked down this extra information, I hope that it serves to reassure all of you that this is indeed a wonderful cause that is well worth your attention.