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.
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.
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.
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 Foundation, Mali Elephant Project and the African Rhino Conservation Collaboration.
More information on all of the projects funded to date can be found here.
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.
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; rememberingwildlife.photoshelter.com/index
Keep an eye out for our unmissable Remembering African Wild Dogs book giveaway, coming soon!