An international group of award-winning photographers and photojournalists have joined forces to use their powerful images to combat illegal wildlife trade. They will publish a truly unique book on this deadly subject in May 2018. It will be published in English and Mandarin.
PHOTOGRAPHERS AGAINST WILDLIFE CRIME™ take photographs in the effort to protect our planet. Some of them risk their own lives to document incomprehensible cruelty and ruthlessness to inform the world. You can support this unique project by making a donation on Kickstarter.
PHOTOGRAPHERS AGAINST ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE
(Above) At the Chimelong International Circus in China, this orangutan performs in costume three times a day, accompanied by a clown. Orangutans are critically endangered and babies traded for the pet trade or entertainment industry. © Britta Jaschinski
(Above) Endangered ring-tailed lemurs at Whenzou Zoo, in Zhejiang, China. Today, conservationist believe this species numbers as few as 2000 individuals in the wild due to habitat loss, poaching and hunting. © Zheng Xiaoqun
(Above) Approximately 4000 pangolins defrosting after their seizure, hidden inside a shipping container at a port in Sumatra. Pangolin scales are used in traditional Chinese medicine and their flesh is regarded as a delicacy. © Paul Hilton
(Above) 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
(Above) A captive-bred Philippine eagle hand fed at The Philippine Eagle Center. Loss of habitat due to deforestation means these eagles are critically endangered. Some captive-bred birds have been released back into the wild. © Klaus Nigge
(Above) The Polar bear is a threatened species. Melting ice and warmer sea water due to global warming are serious problems in the future. Moreover, up to 1000 bears are killed every year for trophies and for the legal and illegal wildlife trade. © Ole J Liodden
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These courageous photographers against illegal wildlife trade want to publish a truly unique book and distribute it across Europe and the United States. The book 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 habitats.
The group also wants 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.
(Above) This great new book produced and published by international photographers against illegal wildlife trade will be published in May 2018. More infos on their Kickstarter page.
More infos on this important project
Cover picture: © Bruno D’Amicis
All photos: Courtesy of PHOTOGRAPHERS AGAINST WILDLIFE CRIME