Conservation

"I use my work wherever possible to raise awareness of animal welfare and conservation issues, as well as funds for the charities supporting them. By doing this, I hope to undo a little of the damage done by man. "

 Below are some of the charities I am involved with.

Conservation Projects & Causes

<em>Edit Conservation Project/Cause</em> Boon Lott's Elephant Sanctuary - Wassanna | Emma Bowring

Boon Lott's Elephant Sanctuary

Bles is passionately devoted to creating a safe and natural home for Thai elephants. They care for rescued and retired elephants, allowing them to interact freely within 600 acres of forested land.
 
Bles allows elephants to live in an environment that encourages them to rediscover their true identity and natural social interaction. Basic skills such as natural foraging, swimming, scratching and dust baths – all things that have been denied to most of their rescues for most of their lives.
 
Their unique sanctuary is just that to the elephants – a haven that allows them...

<em>Edit Conservation Project/Cause</em> Belize Bird Sanctuary - Colours of Love | Emma Bowring

Belize Bird Sanctuary

Founded in 2004, Belize Bird Rescue is an avian rescue, rehabilitation and release centre for all indigenous avian species, with a focus on wild-caught parrots liberated from the illegal pet trade in Belize.
 
Their mission is to encourage empathy for and awareness of the importance of the preservation of indigenous bird-life by means of education, conservation, enforcement and rehabilitation.

<em>Edit Conservation Project/Cause</em> Wildlife SOS - Wildlife SOS Spring Auction | Emma Bowring

Wildlife SOS

Wildlife SOS are a charity in India who rescues and rehabilitates wildlife in distress. They specifically address the problem of injured and sick elephants that are forced to work in the slums and crowded cities; taking action to remove abused elephants and retire them to their sanctuary. Every Spring they hold an on line auction to raise funds to which I donate a piece of art.

<em>Edit Conservation Project/Cause</em> Animals Asia - Grace | Emma Bowring

Animals Asia

Founded in 1998 by Jill Robinson, from her home in Hong Kong, Animals Asia promotes compassion and respect for all animals and works to bring about long-term change. They work to end the barbaric bear bile trade, which sees over 10,000 bears kept on bile farms in China, and, according to official figures, almost 1,000 suffering the same fate in Vietnam. Animals Asia has to date, rescued over 600 bears, caring for them at their award-winning bear sanctuaries in China and Vietnam. Animals Asia also works to end the trade in dogs and cats for food in China and Vietnam, and lobbies to improve...

<em>Edit Conservation Project/Cause</em> Explorers Against Extinction  - Sketch for Survival Art Auction | Emma Bowring

Explorers Against Extinction

Explorers against Extinction is a wildlife conservation campaign organised by registered UK charity the Real World Conservation Trust. 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.

 

<em>Edit Conservation Project/Cause</em> The Sheldrick Wildlife Trust - 'Blanket Mischief' | Emma Bowring

The Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

 

Born from one family’s passion for Kenya and its wilderness, The Sheldrick Wildlife Trust is one of the pioneering conservation organisations for wildlife and habitat protection in East Africa. The Trust embraces all measures that 
complement the conservation, preservation and protection of wildlife.

 

 

<em>Edit Conservation Project/Cause</em> Born Free Foundation  - Artworks produced to raise funds | Emma Bowring

Born Free Foundation

Born Free Foundation work tirelessly to ensure that all wild animals; whether living in captivity or in the wild, are treated with compassion and respect and are able to live their lives according to their needs.
 
As a leading wildlife charity, they oppose the exploitation of wild animals in captivity and campaign to keep them where they belong – in the wild.
 
They promote Compassionate Conservation to enhance the survival of threatened species in the wild and protect natural habitats while respecting the needs and safeguarding the welfare of individual animals.

<em>Edit Conservation Project/Cause</em> Save the Elephants - Portrait of a big Tusker | Emma Bowring

Save the Elephants

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Their mission at Save the Elephants is to secure a future for elephants and sustain the beauty and ecological integrity of the places they live, to promote man’s delight in their intelligence and the diversity of their world, and to develop a tolerant relationship between the two species.

<em>Edit Conservation Project/Cause</em> Secret World Wildlife Rescue  - Raising funds for British Wildlife | Emma Bowring

Secret World Wildlife Rescue

Secret World Wildlife Rescue specialises in the rescue, rehabilitation and eventual release of orphaned and injured wild creatures. It is run entirely on donations and runs a wildlife rescue service in the South West of England.
 
Each year, more than 5,000 wild animals are helped by Secret World Wildlife Rescue. Together with a dedicated team of staff and volunteers, they continue to care for all manner of creatures; from the tiniest harvest mice and bats to badgers, swans, foxes, deer and otters.

<em>Edit Conservation Project/Cause</em> Cheetah Conservation Fund UK - Born to be Wild | Emma Bowring

Cheetah Conservation Fund UK

 

Founded in Namibia in 1990, Cheetah Conservation Fund is dedicated to saving the cheetah in the wild.
Their mission is to be the internationally recognised centre of excellence in the conservation of cheetahs and their ecosystems, they will work with all stakeholders to develop best practices in research, education and land use to benefit all species, including people.