About Remembering Elephants
September 2021 marks the fifth anniversary of the publication of Remembering Elephants. This was the first book in what became the Remembering Wildlife series, which raises awareness of the plight of some of the world’s most endangered species, as well as funds to protect them.
Images in the book were donated by 65 of the world’s best wildlife photographers, after they answered a request by Remembering Wildlife founder, British photographer Margot Raggett.
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“There are now as few as 400,000 elephants in Africa and they are being wiped out quicker than they are being born,” says Raggett. “We don’t want this generation to be the last to see them in the wild. It’s now that we need to remember elephants, before it is too late.”
Now in its third edition, Remembering Elephants has donated over £150,000 to protect them, with all profits from the book going to conservation projects such as anti-poaching equipment, collaring of elephant bulls, population monitoring, patrol vehicles and other provisions for rangers.
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About the Remembering Wildlife series
At the time, Margot Raggett thought the book would be a one-off. But her vision created a series and there are now five books in the Remembering Wildlife collection, with a sixth book, Remembering African Wild Dogs, launching in November 2021.
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Nearly 200 wildlife photographers have since donated images to the series, which has raised over £836,000 for 54 conservation projects in 24 countries.
“With the pandemic still reducing travel to many places in Africa that rely on tourist dollars to fund conservation,” adds Raggett, “it is more important than ever that organisations like ours step up to plug the gaps. We are eternally grateful to the donating photographers for their support and to everyone who buys a book.”
To view the images as a slideshow, click on the arrows in the top right hand corner of the photos below.