In recent years elephants have been killed in Africa for their ivory at a rate as high as one every 15 minutes.
We asked artists, explorers, adventurers and celebrities to do a simple 15 minute Sketch for Survival to help raise awareness of this shocking statistic and also to raise funds to combat wildlife crime. All these sketches, drawings, cartoons, doodles and paintings were available for purchase via online bidding and on the Explorers night at the RGS. At the event we were joined by Sotheby's
Deputy Director and Specialist in Contemporary Art, Tom Eddisonwho lent his expertise. In total our auction raised over £40,000. Many thanks to all our artists and supporters.
We had original artwork from leading wildlife artists including the award-winning Karen Laurence-Rowe, Gary Hodges, Pip McGarry and Pollyanna Pickering as well as from leading cartoonist Gabriel Alborozo. We also had sketches from celebrity supporters including Dame Judi Dench, Stephen Fry, Bill Nighy, Kevin Pietersen, Ray Mears, Fearne Cotton and many more.