Photograph by David Chancellor @chancellordavid - king cheetah at the pool, hoedspruit, south africa - by way of this post I wanted to respond to all those comments on my previous post, and rest assured I will keep working through those comments and respond to each and every one of them. I’m deeply moved by the response. This may answer a lot of those questions ‘how can you help ?’ - I strongly believe that we can only stop the trade in wildlife products by stopping the demand. We need to educate those who use these products that their demand is decimating wildlife, and killing people, leaving children orphaned and families without fathers, and sons. The knee jerk reaction is ‘kill the poachers!’ It's become obvious to me that dead poachers will simply be replaced by more live ones, unless we remove the market for the products themselves. Poachers respond to demand and for many its simply the last choice they have to support families. We must also therefore allow those who live alongside wildlife to benefit from it’s presence on their lands, and not simply be observers as others benefit. As for 'how can we help ?' please stay engaged, and support those who put their lives on the line to protect wildlife globally, not just here in Africa. I’m humbled by the work of many such organisations and will continue to tag them - @africanparksnetwork @forrangers @r.e.s.c.u.e @ewasolions @kinetic_six @everydayextinction are but a few.
Finally, in order to allow me to continue this work in northern Kenya I will be making available some hand photograph c-type prints kindly donated from my recent exhibition ‘handle like eggs’ @francescamaffeogallery - these are exhibition prints, signed, and archival mounted, 48x40 inch, and 29x24 inch, and as exhibition prints they are 1/1 - printed by @bwyanoleary @artfuldodgersimaging who generously support my work, I’ll offer them at no fixed price. The next post will be a carousel of 10 prints, the best offer per print (exc delivery/ or collection from @artfuldodgersimaging London) by direct message here, by Monday 18.00 GMT will get the print, 100% of sales will go to this work in Kenya. Thank you 🙏🏻💚🐘