Remembering Wildlife (opens in new tab), 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 (opens in new tab) 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 (opens in new tab) until Sunday 4 April.
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.
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.
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."