Aosta, Italy

Africa Conservation Adventure EAST AFRICA 2017

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An epic photograhic expedition through 5 African countries to raise awareness on wildlife protection
 
Do You know that wildlife in Africa is at risk? Elephants are in trouble: their population in Tanzania alone has decreased about 60% in the past 5 years. Just 20.000 lions remain in all of Africa! Our plan: promoting key grassroot conservation projects throughout East Africa by documenting the benefits of conservation through our photographic expedition. Our aim is to raise awareness on an international level the urgent need to protect lions, gorillas and fight the illegal Ivory trade.
 
The Issue
 
As human population continues to grow there is an increasing loss of natural habitats as human settlements invade the wilderness areas forcing wildlife to congregate in smaller ones and the human-wildlife conflict increases. Additionally the sudden rise of economies in South East Asia has caused a great demand for perceived luxury goods such as Ivory ornaments, wild animal artifacts (Lion bones, pangolin scales, gorilla hands) and alternative medicines (rhino horns) which has fuelled the illegal wildlife trade.
 
The loss of habitat, the increase of human-wildlife conflict and the growing wildlife trade are the major threats facing Africa’s iconic wildlife species.
 

  • It’s estimated that an elephant is shot for ivory every 15 minutes
  • Lions now only occupy 8% of their historic natural range and overall population has decreased by 43%.
  • Mountain Gorillas are classified as critically endangered with an approximate total population less than 1000 individuals.

 

New reports have recently shocked the scientific communities with the extent of the loss of giraffes and cheetahs throughout Africa.
 
These headlines are becoming much too frequent and the future is ominous for African wildlife if current trends don’t change.
 
We believe there is hope for a brighter future for Africa’s wildlife but we need to make a change now in whichever way possible. Africa Conservation Adventure is our way to make this change.
 
The Photobook
 
Composed of a combination of both of our top wildlife and landscape photographs from the trip. These are all taken with a professional photographic approach (of course we are wildlife photographers) and our own personal photographic styles evident throughout the book. Top quality materials will be used to do our pictures justice and to guarantee quality.
 
About Project Creator:
 
Andrea Pompele
 
Wildlife Photographer | Professional Safari Guide | Bush Camp Manager | Explorer | Conservationist | Behavioural Biolosist and Ecologist
 
I grew up in the middle of the western Alps, surrounded by a wonderful nature, incredible pine forests and the highest peak of mountains: the Mont Blanc. I am passionate about nature since I was a little kid,
 
I studied evolutionary biology at university, kept my interests in ethology and I specialised in ecology. My passion: African wildlife. I am a wildlife photographer and professional safari guide, I’m a Safari camp manager and explorer. Protecting wildlife is the purpose of my life.
 
We became Brand ambassadors of 2 different types of sunglasses. they contacted us and we will bring the shades with us during the expedition.
 
Here there are the links of the brands:
 
https://thecassettecompany.com/
 
https://www.rheosgear.com/
 
And the brand amabassador’s page:
 
https://www.rheosgear.com/blogs/ambassadors/andrea-pompele-rebecca-philips-adventurers
 
If you want to support this project, you can do so by donating on their Indiegogo page:
 
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/africa-conservation-adventure-east-africa-2017-book-photography#/


$15,000

funding goal

Project Rewards
$5 USD
Call Of The Wild - Shotout
Hey all of you that want to contribute to our project and helping spread the word about it: you’re wonderful and we like you! READ MORE
$10 USD
Wild Post Card
Look at you being a responsible person, you take care of wildlife we are proud of you. READ MORE
$15 USD + Shipping
Key wildlife species
Keys are very important and need to be kept safe... so are elephants and lions, READ MORE
$20 USD
Wildlife on your screens
A choice of a high resolution wildlife image featuring either lions, elephants or gorillas, READ MORE
$25 USD
Wildlife collection
A unique set of 3 digital photos and you can choose your favourite animal (elephant, lion or gorilla) READ MORE
$25 USD
Wildlife collection
If like us you find all the animals fascinating and you can't choose a favourite animal then this is the package for you. READ MORE
$30 USD + Shipping
Lion Picture
Good Job! A choice of one of 3 amazing lion photos printed and mailed to your door. READ MORE
$30 USD + Shipping
Elephant Picture
Good Job! A choice of one of 3 amazing elephant photos printed and mailed to your door. READ MORE
$30 USD + Shipping
Gorilla Picture
Choose your favourite from a selection of three images, decide the size you would like it printed in and we will ship it to your home. READ MORE
$40 USD + Shipping
Maasai Blanket
Like a Maasai you're a warrior! And you are fighting for the right side: protecting wildlife. READ MORE
$50 USD + Shipping
Early Bird Lion Picture
A choice of one of three amazing lion photos printed and posted to your door (only 3 available before the price goes up) + a maasai blanket
$50 USD + Shipping
Early Bird Elephant Picture
Early Bird: a choice of one of three amazing elephant photos printed and posted to your door (only 3 available before the price goes up) + a maasai blanket
$50 USD + Shipping
Early Bird Gorilla Picture
A choice of one of three amazing gorilla photos printed and posted to your door (only 3 available before the price goes up) + a maasai blanket.
$75 USD
15 Minutes of Fame
In addition to the shout-out, you will be named in the credits of the book. READ MORE
$100 USD
A Wild Wild Chat
Whoa! You take care of the planet, you take care of wildlife. You're really on it. We are proud of you. READ MORE
$200 USD
Adopt a Rhino
Seems like you're pretty responsible and you are a conservationist already by yourself, are you sure you want to fund us?.READ MORE
$300 USD
Adopt an Area
You are a conservation fighter! Welcome to the family, we are really proud of you, that’s the way we like it. READ MORE
$300 USD
Producer
You really make the difference and we are glad you have such a great confidence in our big ideas. READ MORE
$500 USD + Shipping
Conservation Ambassador
Whoa, look at you being a responsible conservationist. You will have a copy of our pervious expedition photobook: READ MORE
$600 USD + Shipping
Early Bird book 2017
Whoa, look at you being a responsible conservationist. You will have an Early bird copy of our EAST AFRICA expedition photobook: READ MORE
$1000 USD
VIP Producer
Wow, thank you for your generosity! You really make the difference! READ MORE

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