Africa is home to some of the world's most endangered species.
Its extraordinary wildlife is declining at an alarming rate. We are losing the war against nature depletion.
Africa is at a crossroads. Its population is growing exponentially - it is predicted there will be 2.5 billion people living on the continent by 2050. The need for additional infrastructure, as well as more land for agriculture and human settlement, is real.
African wildlife faces the ultimate challenge of survival each and every day in the face of this ever-growing human population. The biggest challenge we face as conservationists, is trying to protect these species from an ongoing loss and fragmentation of their natural habitat, the wire snares of the bush-meat hunters, the poaching and poisoning of animals for body parts, the people and disease carrying domestic animals who come into contact with wildlife outside of protected areas.
Anti-poaching initiatives to stop the slaughter of wildlife within Africa’s protected areas have saved some species from further decline. However, to destabilize the international trade that has decimated populations over the last few decades, we need to combat wildlife trafficking.
The survival of Africa’s endangered species and other wildlife depends on its relationship with people.
Sharing land across the continent, local communities and wildlife often live alongside each other, leading to struggles for space and water.
Whether it is humans poaching wildlife or wildlife attacking people’s livestock, the problem cuts both ways: the needs of people and wildlife are not in harmony. We need to protect more habitats and find ways of mitigating human-wildlife conflict.
We have to work together to ensure a sustainable future for all wildlife, habitats and communities.
Robby donates part of his profits to NGOs engaged with conservation in Africa.
By buying an artwork from Robby you contribute directly to protect these wonderful creatures from extinction!
Here are some of the NGOs Robby encourages you to learn more about:
Sheldrick Wildlife Trust