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Celebrating five years of Remembering Wildlife

This year, Remembering Wildlife celebrates its fifth anniversary by releasing the next book in its highly successful fundraising book series and reflecting on the many conservation projects it has assisted since launching.

The Remembering Wildlife project was created by British wildlife photographer Margot Raggett after she witnessed the poaching of an elephant in Northern Kenya in 2014. Margot asked fellow wildlife photographers to contribute photos to a fundraising book, Remembering Elephants, which was so successful she decided to create a series.

Four sub-adult cheetahs in Kenya’s Maasai Mara @ Margot Raggett / Remembering Cheetas

Many of the world’s best wildlife photographers have contributed to the annual book series, which over the years has seen the release of Remembering Elephants, Remembering Cheetahs, Remembering Lions, Remembering Great Apes, and Remembering Rhinos.


Young elephants playing, South Africa © Brendon Jennings / Remembering Elephants

The Remembering Wildlife book series was created to raise awareness about the plight of wildlife species, while also raising funds for conservation projects working to protect them.

In five years, the project has donated much-needed funds to 55 projects in 24 countries.


Black rhino cow & calf, Kenya, South Africa © Daryl Balfour / Remembering Rhinos

Remembering Wildlife has also raised over £800,000 for a number of wildlife conservation programmes, including Gorilla Doctors in Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Uganda, the Zambian Carnivore Programme, the Namibian Cheetah Conservation Fund, the Borneo Orangutan FoundationMali Elephant Project and the African Rhino Conservation Collaboration.

More information on all of the projects funded to date can be found here.


Eastern Lowland Gorillas, Democratic Republic of the Congo © Marcus Westburg  / Remembering Great Apes

Remembering African Wild Dogs, the next book in the series, will be released on November 6th, 2021. Margot hopes the sales of the sixth book will enable her to take the total raised for conservation projects so far to more than £1 million.


Lions, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Daryl Balfour  / Remembering Lions

To commemorate the five-year anniversary of Remembering Wildlife, an online print shop has been added to the website, where people can view and purchase many of the images from the first five books. The shop also provides another avenue for Remembering Wildlife to raise funds for the conservation projects it supports;


Margot Raggett with Henry Mwape of Zambia Carnivore Programme, Zambia © Adam Bannister


Main image: African wild dog pups © Chad Cocking


Keep an eye out for our unmissable Remembering African Wild Dogs book giveaway, coming soon!

Remembering Cheetas

The stunning fifth book in the Remembering Wildlife charity series features images generously donated by many of the world's top wildlife photographers, with all profits from the sale of this book donated to projects working to protect cheetahs in Africa.


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Remembering Elephants

With a foreword by Born Free charity co-founder Virginia McKenna OBE, 65 of the world's top wildlife photographers donated images for the first in the Remembering Wildlife series, helping raise awareness of elephant poaching as well as vital funds to protect the species.


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Remembering Rhinos

Remembering Rhinos is the follow-up to the highly acclaimed Remembering Elephants charity book and the second in the `Remembering Wildlife' series, with foreword by zoologist Mark Carwardine. All profits from the sale of the book go to rhino protection projects via charity partner The Born Free Foundation.


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Remembering Great Apes

This charity book, with a foreword by primatologist Jane Goodall, DBE, features 72 stunning images of bonobos, chimpanzees, gorillas, and orangutans, with all profits going to projects protecting great apes in Africa and Asia.


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Remembering Lions

This fourth book in the Remembering Wildlife series, with a foreword by Jonathan and Angela Scott, is full of beautiful images donated by more than 70 of the world's top wildlife photographers, with the goal of raising awareness of the plight of lions as well as funds to protect them.


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