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PHOTOGRAPHERS AGAINST WILDLIFE CRIME™

An international group of award-winning photographers have joined forces to use their powerful and iconic images to help bring an end to the illegal wildlife trade. They will draw attention to this deadly subject with a truly unique book, to be published in May 2018.
The group is aiming to release an edition in English for the European and American markets, and in Mandarin for distribution in China. Never before has such a group of well-known, award-winning photographers and photojournalists come together to say a loud and clear NO.
The illegal wildlife trade is the world's fourth biggest criminal activity after drug smuggling, the illegal firearms trade and human trafficking.  

Acknowledgement for the video above: Presented by Chris Packham, Broadcaster, Conservationist, Photographer; © to all photographers.

A thresher shark caught in a gillnet in Mexico’s Sea of Cortez. Tens of millions of sharks die each year as victims of fishing by-catch or to satisfy the demand for shark fin soup.  © Brian Skerry
A thresher shark caught in a gillnet in Mexico’s Sea of Cortez. Tens of millions of sharks die each year as victims of fishing by-catch or to satisfy the demand for shark fin soup. © Brian Skerry

 

An orphaned baby gorilla for sale on a bush meat market in Cameroon, Africa. © Karl Ammann
An orphaned baby gorilla for sale on a bush meat market in Cameroon, Africa. © Karl Ammann

PHOTOGRAPHERS AGAINST WILDLIFE CRIME™ take photographs in order to protect our planet. Some of them risk their own lives to document incomprehensible cruelty and ruthlessness to inform the world. Please support them to help bring an end to the illegal wildlife trade. 

ADRIAN STEIRN • BRENT STIRTON • BRIAN SKERRY • BRITTA JASCHINSKI • BRUNO D'AMICIS • CHARLIE HAMILTON JAMES • CHRIS PACKHAM • DANIEL BELTRÁ • JO-ANNE MCARTHUR • KARL AMMANN • ​KLAUS NIGGE • MICHAEL 'NICK' NICHOLS • NEIL ALDRIDGE • OLE J LIODDEN • OLLY & SUZI • PATRICK BROWN • PAUL HILTON • ZHENG XIAOQUN • SUDHIR SHIVARAM • EDITOR & WRITER ​KEITH WILSON

A young white rhinoceros translocated from South Africa waits to be released as part of a major operation to return rhinos to Botswana. © Neil Aldridge
A young white rhinoceros translocated from South Africa waits to be released as part of a major operation to return rhinos to Botswana. © Neil Aldridge

 

Scientists estimate that this tree is at least 1500 years old. This is the first seamless photograph of an entire Californian redwood tree. © Michael Nichols / National Geographic
Scientists estimate that this tree is at least 1500 years old. This is the first seamless photograph of an entire Californian redwood tree. © Michael Nichols / National Geographic

 

A MESSAGE FROM MICHAEL 'NICK' NICHOLS, PHOTOGRAPHER & FORMER EDITOR AT LARGE, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE

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We have three main goals which will only be possible with your help through this Kickstarter campaign:
 

Goal Number 1  To publish a truly unique photo book for release in May 2018, and distribution across Europe and the United States. This English language edition will draw attention to the realities of this deadly trade and celebrate the heroes on the ground who are striving to protect our endangered wildlife and their habitats. 

Goal Number 2  To release an edition in Mandarin for distribution in China, which could make a valuable contribution towards a constructive dialogue to educate the consumer about the consequences of the demand for illegal wildlife products. 

Goal Number 3  To raise funds over and above the book publication costs for charities whose mission it is to end the illegal wildlife trade in our lifetimes.

The Kickstarter target will cover the print production and delivery costs of the book, in order to maximise the amount of sales revenue that can be donated to charities dedicated to fighting and exposing the illegal trade in wildlife all over the world. A portion of sales revenue will also be set aside to help cover the costs of the Chinese edition.

A 'Care for Wild Africa' volunteer comforts a rhino calf orphaned after its mother was killed by poachers. © Brent Stirton
A 'Care for Wild Africa' volunteer comforts a rhino calf orphaned after its mother was killed by poachers. © Brent Stirton

A MESSAGE FROM BRENT STIRTON, PHOTOJOURNALIST

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A MESSAGE FROM BRITTA JASCHINSKI, WILDLIFE PHOTOJOURNALIST & CO-FOUNDER OF PHOTOGRAPHERS AGAINST WILDLIFE CRIME™

“We are losing species at an alarming rate. Millions of animals and plants are caught and harvested from the wild and sold as food, pets, tourist curios, trophies and traditional Chinese medicine. Our wildlife is wiped out in the name of status, greed and superstition. Please help us to reach out to the consumers of wildlife products. We need to influence their behaviour to end this ruthless and destructive trade. We know that photography can be a powerful tool. By joining forces we now have a unique collection of the most beautiful, sometimes hart-hitting, but always inspiring images by dedicated photographers. Our images are the proof that photography matters. Without photography the world’s conscience will wither. Please support us in ending these crimes.”

Elephants are wiped out to trade ivory and hideous trinkets. A pair of elephant feet made into stools, confiscated by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. © Britta Jaschinski, 2016
Elephants are wiped out to trade ivory and hideous trinkets. A pair of elephant feet made into stools, confiscated by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. © Britta Jaschinski, 2016

 

Prescription for extinction. Misuse of traditional Asian medicine fuels the demand for endangered species. © Britta Jaschinski
Prescription for extinction. Misuse of traditional Asian medicine fuels the demand for endangered species. © Britta Jaschinski

 

  

Publishing date is May 2018, RRP £40. Get your copy for £32 - a saving of 20% - by ordering your book now through this Kickstarter campaign
Publishing date is May 2018, RRP £40. Get your copy for £32 - a saving of 20% - by ordering your book now through this Kickstarter campaign

 

It could be yours! With a 16x zoom, the Leica V-Lux Explorer Kit is the ideal travel camera
It could be yours! With a 16x zoom, the Leica V-Lux Explorer Kit is the ideal travel camera

 

The ultimate African wildlife photography experience. One chance only to join Jonathan Chritchley, Vincent Munier, Staffan Widstrand, Adrian Steirn and Britta Jaschinski.
The ultimate African wildlife photography experience. One chance only to join Jonathan Chritchley, Vincent Munier, Staffan Widstrand, Adrian Steirn and Britta Jaschinski.

 

 

Make a pledge and have your own 1:1 workshop with Keith Wilson, dedicated to developing your portfolio or book publishing idea
Make a pledge and have your own 1:1 workshop with Keith Wilson, dedicated to developing your portfolio or book publishing idea

 

Three signed fine art 60 x 40 cm prints of Lone Lion, by Britta Jaschinski, European Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2017
Three signed fine art 60 x 40 cm prints of Lone Lion, by Britta Jaschinski, European Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2017

 

Story Time, an award-winning photograph by Klaus Tamm, is available as a signed fine art print for £500.
Story Time, an award-winning photograph by Klaus Tamm, is available as a signed fine art print for £500.

 

Risks and challenges

Keith Wilson, co-founder of Photographers Against Wildlife Crime, has many years of experience and success in creating and editing wildlife photo books to domestic and international markets.
"Since 2013, I have edited five books, including several that have been funded by crowd funding, working closely with the photographers from concept to press.
"I assemble a dedicated production and design team, whose expertise lies in producing the best quality photo books, with a thorough knowledge of the entire image reproduction and printing process. It is the same team that will work on this new book and we will use the renowned printer EBS, based near Verona, Italy, with whom we have a well established working relationship.
"A printing date in March has already been booked for this project, with delivery by April, for a UK launch in May to coincide with Photo London. There will also be an exhibition of images from the book to be shown at the official launch."

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    Story Time is the winning photograph from the birds category of the 2016 GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition, taken by acclaimed nature photographer Klaus Tamm. Klaus is offering one signed fine art print of this striking kingfisher in an evocative woodland setting.
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    LEICA V-LUX EXPLORER KIT

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    4 WEEKEND TICKETS TO NATURE TALKS 2018

    We have 4 weekend tickets to next year’s Nature Talks International Photo Festival in The Netherlands. Enjoy a weekend of fabulous screenings, workshops and presentations featuring some of the biggest names in nature photographers. There is also a market area to pick up some bargains. Your name will be printed in the book on our dedicated FRIENDS page.

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    2-DAY TICKETS, GDT FESTIVAL 2018

    For this pledge will get a 2-day ticket (Saturday and Sunday) to the 2018 International Nature Photography Festival in Lünen, Germany. This is one of the most prestigious nature photography festival in Europe, with a stunning line-up of speakers and presentations as well as exhibitions, book signings and screenings. We have two of these tickets at a special 2017 rate, kindly donated by the German Society of Nature Photographers (GDT). The recipient will also receive a copy of PHOTOGRAPHERS AGAINST WILDLIFE CRIME. Your name will be printed in the book on our dedicated FRIENDS page.

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    A PAIR OF TICKETS, PANDA AWARDS 2018

    Fancy walking down the red carpet with your plus one at the 2018 Panda Awards? These are the world’s premiere awards for wildlife films and the great film-makers behind them and last year featured a welcome address by Sir David Attenborough. Wildscreen, the award organisers, have kindly donated a pair of tickets to the ceremony in Bristol in October 2018 and your pledge will also include two copies of the book. UK backer only. Your name will be printed in the book on our dedicated FRIENDS page.

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    4 TICKETS TO WILDSCREEN FESTIVAL 2018

    We have four 1-day tickets worth £150 each (including VAT) to next year’s Wildscreen Festival in beautiful Bristol. This is an essential event for all wildlife photographers and film-makers with a fabulous program of talks, screenings, workshops and presentations by the best in the business. UK backers only. Your name will be printed in the book on our dedicated FRIENDS page.

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