Conservation Photography Raises Awareness For Rhino Conservation

Rhino conservation awareness_©PeterChadwick_AfricanConservationPhotographer

Conservation photography has the power to raise awareness about the fragile plight of the planet and highlight the ever increasing challenges being faced by the worlds ecosystems and species. For the last few years, I have been using conservation photojournalism to raise awareness about the escalation of wildlife and environmental crime with a special focus on Africa’s iconic wildlife and the rangers whose job it is to protect our wild places and battle head on with organised poaching gangs. Through using iconic images alongside appropriate text, I have been able to reach millions across the globe with the stories from the frontline and in this way I have hoped to bring positive change as people gain an understanding of the threats being faced.

I am therefore excited to announce that that the Fellows Selection Committee of the International League of Conservation Photographers ILCP has just recommended me to become a Senior Fellow. The International League of Conservation Photographers mission is to further environmental and cultural conservation through ethical photography and it is a real honour to be part of this amazing group of the worlds top conservation photographers and photojournalists.

In this image, a southern white rhino is prepared for translocation to become part of a population of rhino in a new and well-secured protected area. Through developing new populations of rhino, the risk of poaching is reduced, thus increasing the overall chances of survival of this iconic species of Africa.