We do not only love photographing and observing animals, but we also care about them. We support conservation programs and want to raise awareness for the well being and protection of all animals. Habitat loss, human-wildlife conflicts and illegal trade are just a few of the problems they encounter. Knowing there are only an estimated number of 20.000 lions, 7.000 cheetahs, 3.890 tigers left in the wild breaks our hearts. The declining numbers of animals and the increasing numbers of endangered species in the wild are worrying.
Along with some other photographers we provide SPOTS with our photographs for their website, social media and campaigns.
SPOTS is a Dutch Foundation that is dedicated to Wildcats. They support projects in Africa (Cheetah Conservation Fund, N/a'm ku sê, AfriCat North and Claws) and in the Middle East (Iranian Cheetah Society).
They are also committed to inform about the sad life of a 'canned lion' on www.lionpetting.com. Everybody should be aware that it may seem like a dream to pet an adorable lion cub, but in reality it is a nightmare for the animal. Taken away from their mother at a very early age to be raised by ignorant volunteers and to be petted by tourists... To grow up to be an easy target for canned hunting...
Event planner Kirtsty Bain: "Tazi, The Orangutan Project would like to thank you so very much for your generous donation of this beautiful photograph of the mother and 11 day old baby. Your heartwarming photo was the highlight of our live auction at our annual fundraising evening on Saturday. Your picture truly captures the bond between mother and child and the gentle strength of these noble apes. "
So grateful to be able to donate a photograph to help raise awareness and funds for the protection of these great apes.
If you are active in conservation projects, animal welfare programs or other good causes and are interested in using our photographs and/or footage, please contact us. We would gladly provide our photographs for causes we fully support.