Prints for Nature Sale
The Prints for Nature sale features some of the world’s finest photographers working to protect people, wildlife and the environment has now closed. We are thrilled to report that we sold over $355,000 of prints and raised an additional $10k in matching grants for Conservation International. We look forward to holding another sale in the coming year.
Nature has sent us a strong message and reminded us of just how small and deeply interconnected our world is. It is a powerful moment to reimagine our relationship to nature and to one other. We need to take care of this planet and to protect existing habitats. Today, nearly 1 million species are in danger of extinction. Our own health and destiny are intricately connected to the natural world and impacted by the loss of species. When we see ourselves as part of the landscape and part of nature, then we recognize that saving nature is really about saving ourselves.
For many of us, these are times of tremendous uncertainty and it can be difficult to see the way forward. In the midst of all these uncertainties, there is one conviction that I remain certain of:
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed individuals can change the world. In fact, it’s the only thing that ever has.”-Margaret Meade
I have created many fundraisers in the past but this one is different. It is different because of the urgency of the need it addresses. It is different because of the divisiveness of the moment we find ourselves in. Together we are a community of “thoughtful committed individuals” and together we can change the world. Your support of initiatives like this one is where a different future begins.
This project is rooted in the idea of how much stronger we are all when we work together. I reached out to photographers that I deeply admire to ask for their support. This print drive is a reflection of their generosity and extraordinary talents. This idea would have remained only an idea without the thoughtful, thorough expertise of Eileen Mignoni and Marcy James. Eileen has been a constant source of wisdom, passion and talent for almost twenty years. The museum quality prints are the result of the meticulous and inspired work of Marcy James of the fine art studio of Paper & Ink. We have collaborated on countless print drives together and are thrilled to be bringing you this one that we hope will have an even bigger impact and reach.
Finally, I want to recognize the tremendous initiative of the Prints for Wildlife sale launched by Pie Aerts and Marion Payr in support of the incredible work of African Parks. They have been inspiring to me and I am thankful for the spirit of collaboration in which they have lent their support to this drive.
The Prints for Nature sale features some of the world’s finest photographers working to protect people, wildlife and the environment. This is a chance to collect some of the most inspiring photography out there and support tremendous conservation work.
The prints will be expertly crafted by the fine art studio of Paper & Ink with Canon’s Lucia Pro archival pigment ink on Canson Infinity Edition Etching Rag 100% cotton archival rag paper.
100% of net proceeds will support core Conservation International initiatives.
WHY CONSERVATION INTERNATIONAL?
We partnered with an organization that has the experience and relationships that will give this funding the greatest possible impact. We selected Conservation International because we have seen their work on the ground and the transformations they have championed for our planet. These funds get to hundreds of grassroots organizations and the reach is profound. Virtually all of their field programs are run by in-country nationals and they actively partner with local communities and indigenous people in the design and implementation of their work. Conservation International is also able to leverage limited philanthropic funding to unlock public funding to scale their work. Their work spans across four continents from grasslands to cloud forests to rainforests to coral reefs.
We are thrilled to partner with Conservation International and know that with your support and help we can make a lasting and profound difference in the lives of communities, wildlife, and the trajectory of our planet.