7pm  Thursday 12th October 2017
The Royal Geographical Society, London

with
Sir Ranulph Fiennes OBE & Colonel John Blashford-Snell OBE

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Explorers against Extinction is a unique event highlighting the threat of extinction to some of Africa's most iconic species including elephant and rhino. Join us at London's Royal Geographical Society for an entertaining evening as leading explorers, adventurers, wildlife experts and conservationists, including Sir Ranulph Fiennes and Colonel John Blashford-Snell, come together to make a stand against extinction. The evening will end with a Q&A on conservation hosted by BBC presenter Nicky Campbell.

The evening is in aid of our conservation partners, each one pivotal in the battle against extinction.

The small, dedicated team at Animals Saving Animals (ASA) focus on prevention.  They train and deploy specialist anti-poaching dogs to squads across Africa protecting elephant, rhino and lion.   The aim is to raise enough money to fund further anti-poaching dogs for Rhino Conservation Botswana and Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya. Find out more here.

The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (DSWT) celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2017. This pioneering conservation organisation rescues and rehabilitates orphaned elephants and is dedicated to the preservation of endangered species and the protection of habitats. Find out more here. 

SKETCH FOR SURVIVAL

We have asked wildlife artists, explorers, adventurers and celebrities to Sketch for Survival to raise funds to combat wildlife crime and help protect endangered species. They have answered the call. All these sketches, drawings, cartoons, doodles and paintings will be available for purchase via online bidding and on the night.

We have original artwork from leading wildlife artists including the award-winning Karen Laurence-Rowe, Gary Hodges and Pollyanna Pickering as well as from leading cartoonist Gabriel Alborozo. We also have sketches from fashion designers, actors, TV personalities, Olympians and politicians.

All artwork will be on public display for a week before the event in Central London, as well as in an online gallery.

For full details, click here.

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Tickets for this memorable evening including entry to our Sketch for Survival exhibition are available online. Tickets:  £20 - £100.
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Choose from our range including Dog Squad and Titchy Tembo Tshirts. The profits from all Tshirt sales goes to the respective charity.
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Ever wanted an original elephant picture on your wall, by a celebrity chef, an Olympic athlete, actor or explorer? Here's your chance...
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