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Wildlife photo book series set to break £1 million in donations – and you can help

African wild dogs are also known as painted dogs or wolves because of their strikingly colourful patchy coats (Image credit: Chad Cocking/Remembering African Wild Dogs)

Remembering Wildlife, the successful fundraising photo book series, has just launched a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign to raise money to produce the sixth book in its collection.

This time, the focus is on African wild dogs, whose numbers have dwindled to just 6,600 left in the wild. As with the other books in the series, production of Remembering African Wild Dogs will only be possible with the support of Kickstarter pledges but once the book is made, all profits are donated to the cause.

The Kickstarter campaign is live now until Sunday 4 April.

This year’s cover image was taken by Neil Aldridge, and the book will go on sale in November 2021

This year’s cover image was taken by Neil Aldridge, and the book will go on sale in November 2021 (Image credit: Name of Photographer/Remembering African Wild Dogs)

The book will be published on 6 November, 2021 and will feature images donated by leading wildlife photographers such as Marsel van Oosten, Art Wolfe, Frans Lanting, Greg du Toit, and Charlie Hamilton James.

As with the other books in the series, production of Remembering African Wild Dogs will only be possible with the support of Kickstarter pledges but once the book is made, all profits are donated to the cause.

African wild dogs are the second most endangered carnivore in Africa and populations have declined due to loss of – or ever decreasing – habitat, conflict with humans protecting their livestock, susceptibility to disease, bushmeat snares and predators such as lions.

African Wild Dogs are the second most endangered carnivore in Africa

African Wild Dogs are the second most endangered carnivore in Africa (Image credit: Art Wolfe/Remembering African Wild Dogs)

More about the Remembering Wildlife series

The Remembering Wildlife series has already donated over £750,000/$1m to 49 projects across 23 countries since it first published in 2016. The team hopes the new book will this year take its fundraising total to over £1 million raised.

The series of books was created by wildlife photographer Margot Raggett, who was moved to act after coming face-to-face with a poached elephant in Kenya. 

The five published books -- Remembering Elephants, Remembering Rhinos, Remembering Great Apes, Remembering Lions and Remembering Cheetahs – use images donated by many of the world’s top wildlife photographers, and over 32,000 copies have been sold worldwide so far.

For every £1 ‘invested’ in our Kickstarter by a supporter over the past five books, we've eventually turned that into a donation to a conservation organisation of more than £1.30.

Margot Raggett, founder

Exciting rewards are available for Kickstarter supporters depending on the individual amount pledged. Rewards include a first edition copy of the book, limited-edition prints, bespoke jewellery items and safari experiences.

Margot Raggett understands that while African wild dogs aren’t as well-known as other species, they are still in trouble.

"We want to raise awareness of this amazing species and the threats that it faces and to raise funds for projects working on the frontline to protect them, as a vital part of the eco-system. They deserve our attention every bit as much as some of the more ‘well-known’ species."

The pandemic is still reducing travel to many places in Africa which rely on tourist dollars to fund conservation

The pandemic is still reducing travel to many places in Africa which rely on tourist dollars to fund conservation (Image credit: Margot Raggett/Remembering African Wild Dogs)

Discover more about Remembering Wildlife  and the projects that have already been funded here.

Lauren Scott

Lauren is the editor of Digital Photographer magazine, a practical-focused publication that inspires hobbyists and seasoned pros alike to take truly phenomenal shots and get the best results from their kit. 


An experienced photography journalist, she has served as technique editor for both PhotoPlus: The Canon Magazine and DCW's sister publication, Digital Camera magazine. When taking photos in her spare time, Lauren can usually be found romping around the countryside or visiting the coast.