The Fair Charity - Explorers Against Extinction
Artists and famous faces have joined forces for a special touring wildlife art exhibition putting the spotlight on threats to iconic animals around the world. Throughout the four days of the fair, guests will be able to view the Sketch for Survival 2018 collection which comprises over four hundred 26 minute sketches and other artworks by leading wildlife artists and celebrity supporters across 30 different countries.
Celebrity supporters include international best-selling author Frederick Forsyth, Oscar winning actresses Dame Judi Dench and Dame Helen Mirren, the world's most famous living explorer, Sir Ranulph Fiennes, celebrity chef Mary Berry, multi award winning animator, writer and director Nick Park and comedian, writer and actor, Stephen Fry.
Sketch for Survival is the idea of UK based conservation charity, Explorers against Extinction (registered charity No 1177505), the official charity of the Conde Nast Luxury Travel Fair 2018. The charity aims to raise awareness about species extinction while also raising significant funds to fight wildlife crime. One African elephant is poached for its tusks every 26 minutes. That's nearly 56 a day. This year's fund-raising will help to safeguard a future for the elephants of Garamba National Park, an ancient UNESCO World Heritage park managed by non-profit African Parks in Democratic Republic of Congo. The park has been hard hit by poaching with the elephant population being reduced from 22,000 in the 1970s to just 1200 today.