Our goal is to

Arts for Animals continues to reach children who live and grow up next to our Planet's threatened wildlife and educate them about the importance of their own wildlife. We can change the future of animals, especially in Africa, by using the magic of art and creativity to ignite a passion for protecting wildlife. These future citizens will need to think creatively to save their wildlife.

These children crave education and Art education is almost unknown in their schools. Hundreds of African animals are killed every day by poachers, snares and habitat loss. Many species across our planet are threatened or in danger of extinction. At the same time, human population is growing at a rapid rate, putting enormous pressure on animal habitats in Africa and around the globe. 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 to coexist, local people will need to make a serious commitment to wildlife conservation.This will change only by educating the world's children, and building a culture of protecting wildlife by changing attitudes about the important role animals play in those children's heritage and, most critically, their future. This is our mission.

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 opened in 2016 and now we are operating in conservation camps and schools in Botswana, Zimbabwe, and South Africa
ARTS FOR ANIMALS now impacts well over 3000 children each year., and reaches children all over the planet.Through our programs ,children learn the value of their wildlife while learning how art can enrich their lives.

African children,who must focus on survival, 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. Often this is their first exposure to art!

African Children love art
These posters help them bring conservation messages home to their local village,family and friends

By providing important Art elements and materials ,we help other programs achieve maximum success.
Our "Animal Protector"program and our Poster program have been well received by the children.

We are working with established programs like Painted Dog Conservation
Painted dog bush camps reach over 1000 children each year and our programs enhance the work they are doing, Our posters enable their messages to reach the villages and families of the children who attend.

Assisting Conservation programs 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 provide lesson plans, art supplies, and examples to help African children express their spirit of creativity. Our wildlife centers are reaching thousands 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 the world. Although our main focus is in Africa, our programs reach into Indonesia, Tonga, Vanuatu and other South pacific Island nations. Each year we add new areas and new conservation education facilities to our list of partners.This year we added "Bush Babies" educational progerams to our list of partners.

For example, Wilderness Safari's "Eco-Ranger" program , Timbavati Bush Camp , Bush Babies ,and Painted Dog Conservation Bush camp help educate and motivate several thousand children each year. Our drawing kits, teacher lesson plans,posters and "Animal Protector" wristbands have become an intrinsic and important part of their curriculum. in 2019, we created a Wildlife Art center at one of the largest public high schools in Zimbabwe. It is through partnerships like this that ARTS FOR ANIMALS directly influences thousands of children each year. In 2023, ARTS FOR ANIMALS joined with Pugdundee lodges in India to teach local children the importance of protecting India's wildlife habitats.

Through our ARTS FOR ANIMALS,"Visiting Artist Program" artists from all over the planet can use the Art Center to teach and interact with local African students while they are in the Victoria Falls area on Safari. It offers artists the opportunity to make a real difference in both the lives of African Children and the future of African Wildlife!

This also gives American artists the chance to show their art to African Children and use their creativity to enhance the lives of kids on the African Continent.

Creativity involves more than just drawing pictures or making sculptures. Creative thinking is what will help the Africans of tomorrow deal with their life challenges and find new ways to successfully protect their wildlife.

How We Aim To Help

  1. Through the building and maintenance of a regional Wildlife Art center in Zimbabwe which introduces African children to both Art and Wildlife conservation and provides ongoing art/conservation education.
  2. By utilizing children's enthusiasm and creativity to encourage and empower African children to practice wildlife conservation today and in the future as adults . 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.
  3. By sponsoring scholarships for children who show the necessary talent and drive to become wildlife artists, park rangers, anti-poaching police or biologists.
  4. And by partnering with other,ongoing Conservation programs and educational facilities to make their conservation messages more effective and long-lasting. Partners like PAINTED DOG CONSERVATION and Children in the Wilderness in Zimbabwe as well as Timbavati foundation in South Africa utilize our teaching aids, art materials, and interactive art components to make their educational programs more interesting, motivational and widespread. Our newest partner, Pugdundee Lodges in India, helps children there understand the importance of maintaining wildlife habitats to protect their tigers and other endangered wildlife.
    And lastly, By providing opportunities at the ARTS FOR ANIMALS WILDLIFE CENTER for International wildlife artists to influence and teach, local African children while visiting Africa.

African Children have virtually no Art or creativity in their lives
Thinking creatively is critical to solving the challenges of tomorrow

Artist 's like David Bjurstrom ,visit the ARTS FOR ANIMALS Wildlife center and introduce children to their drawing and shading art techniques.
Thanks to our visiting Safari Artists program, artists use the opportunities we present to share their talents and appreciation of our planets wildlife!

Texas artist, Sarah Janice Garcia ,donated her expressive and colorful wildlife art for the Art Center and now pledges a percentage of her sales to Arts For Animals programs

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

These Bushman kids are learning the value of their endangered wildlife

Anne London working with students to develop their art talents and their conservation ethic

Students and teachers at Mosi Oa Tunya school help decorate and paint their art classroom
By providing teachers, as well as students, with a creative environment and teaching materials aimed at both art and wildlife conservation, ARTS FOR ANIMALS continues to change the course of these children's lives

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Everyday poachers are killing Rhinos in South Africa 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 local African communities to become stewards of their wildlife populations and protectors of all wild animals.
Our programs expose wildlife conservation messages to the the world's children and help them learn the critical importance of their own wildlife. Being creative will help them develop skills and life paths enabling them to support themselves and their families without poaching or killing endangered animals.

You know the key lies in the hearts of Earth's children. And the time is NOW, before it's too late! What is your "legacy" to your children and our planet? Do you feel like you have shared your blessings fairly?

With your support, we can ignite creativity in the planet's children, help them foster a love and respect of wildlife ,and give them the tools to change their lives and the future of our wildlife .

All it takes for evil to triumph - is for good men to do nothing!

You CAN make a difference! DO SOMETHING TODAY and hit that DONATE button!

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