The Danger of Extinction

Hundreds of African animals are killed every day by poachers, snares and habitat loss. Many of these species are threatened or in danger of extinction. At the same time, Africa's human population is growing at a rapid rate, putting enormous pressure on animal habitats. It is estimated that by the year 2050, many of Africa's most important species - elephants, Rhinos, Lions and Painted dogs -will be, essentially ,extinct in their native habitats!

For humans and wildlife in Africa to coexist, local people will need to make a serious commitment to wildlife conservation.This will change only by educating children, and building a culture of protecting these animals and changing attitudes about the important role animals play in Africa's heritage and future.Our goal is to reach these kids and change the future of wildlife in Africa by using the magic of art and creativity to ignite their passion for protecting wildlife.

Hundreds of elephants are killed and maimed each day by poachers and snares
It will be up to Africa's children to stop the illegal use of wire snares and the killing of Africa's wildlife

Our new Arts For Animals wildlife Center in Zimbabwe
In May 2016, we moved out of our temporary art center building and into the new building we built specifically for art and conservation education classes

African children have little or no art or creativity in their lives
Our mission is to connect creativity with conservation by using the enthusiasm of children learning to draw to transfer over to creating enthusiasm for saving their wildlife.


Assisting Through Art Education

While Africans have used art for thousands of years to express their culture, preserve traditions and record history, many African children today have little exposure to art and the significance it can have in their lives. Arts for Animals builds upon children's natural interest in expressing themselves creatively by teaching the importance of both wildlife and art in their communities. Arts for Animals provides art supplies, lessons and examples to help African children express their spirit of creativity. Our new wildlife center is reaching hundreds of kids each year with the message of preserving their wildlife for the benefit of their futures and the future of their children.
Even more children will be reached by our "Conservation Education Partners" all over Africa.

How We Aim To Help

  1. By utilizing children's enthusiasm and creativity to encourage and empower African children to practice wildlife conservation today and in the future. We aim for kids to pass the message on to their friends and family through our "Wildlife Protector" campaign and Wildlife poster program. The most significant, immediate goal of this particular program is to stop snares and animal poaching.

  2. By sponsoring scholarships for children who show the necessary talent and drive to become wildlife artists, park rangers, anti-poaching police or biologists.

  3. By providing laptops computers to give kids internet access, often for the first time.These laptops are bought fully reconditioned and loaded with appropriate software for only $350. It is only through this exposure that African children will learn the critical importance of their own wildlife and develop skills enabling them to support themselves and their families without poaching or killing endangered animals.

"Every spark of creativity adds to the collective light of the world"

How You Can Help

Last year, poachers killed over 1,250 Rhinos in South Africa alone and ,each day ,hundreds Elephants,Lions,Cheetahs and Rhinos are being killed by uneducated Africans. At this rate, it is estimated that Africa will be empty of elephants, lions, rhinos and other important animals by the year 2050.
Decades of conservation studies have taught us that we need to protect these animals where they exist naturally, and we can do this only by teaching and incentivizing African communities to become stewards of wildlife populations and protectors of all wild animals.The Key lies in the hearts of African children. And the time is NOW, before it's too late!

With your support, we can ignite creativity in African children, help them foster a love and respect of wildlife and give them the tools to change the future of African wildlife .

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