The Art for Wildlife Rangers benefit photography sale (artsy.net/rangers), hosted by Global Wildlife Conservation, Natural State and Tusk, is now extended through February 28, 2021. Launched on December 9, 2020 with 22 renowned international photographers, the fundraiser now expands to 27 photographers, with over 65 images ranging from $250 to $46,550 that showcase the beauty of wildlife and wildlands protected by rangers. One hundred percent of the proceeds, plus an equal matching donation by the Scheinberg Relief Fund, will be contributed to the Ranger Fund and administered by Tusk Trust to support rangers’ work on the ground alongside local communities in Africa. The funds will benefit over 10,000 rangers in 100 protected areas across 20 African countries. Never before has a photography sale supported such a wide network of protected areas. All around the world, wildlife rangers play a critical role in addressing the twin crises of species extinction and climate change. Rangers are among the planet’s staunchest guardians of wildlife and ecosystems, yet they are now enduring drastic salary and budget cuts. The Africa-wide collapse of wildlife tourism caused by the COVID-19 crisis has eliminated essential funding for wildlife protection. This shortfall threatens to undo years of rangers’ conservation gains, compromising decades of development and conservation work across Africa.
PARTICIPATING PHOTOGRAPHERS Ami Vitale / Art Wolfe / Beverly Joubert / Brent Stirton / Celina Chien / Christopher Johns / Cristina Mittermeier / Daisy Gilardini / Dale Rio / David Yarrow / Greg du Toit / James Lewin / Jen Guyton / Joel Sartore / Ken Geiger / Kristi Odom / Martin Buzora / Paul Nicklen / Peter Chadwick / Pietro Luraschi / Sandesh Kadur / Robin Moore / Shannon Wild / Steve Winter / Trevor Frost / Trevor Lowthers / Will Burrard-Lucas
Art for Wildlife Rangers
December 9 – February 28, 2021