Animal Works is helping spread the word about animal conservation using film, art and the written word to support several conservation projects in Africa and Asia. Read on to learn more…
A story of love and war in the kingdom of elephants
Published by Pan Macmillan Australia, 2009
“This beautifully written book by young Aussie conservationist Tammie Matson tells of her fascinating work – in which chilli peppers end up playing a key role – to reduce human-elephant conflict in Namibia and later India. It includes many encounters, sometimes terrifying and sometimes heart-wrenching, with Africa’s wild animals. Elephant Dance will make you cry, then laugh, then jump, then laugh again.”
News Limited newspapers, 2009
During the filming of ‘Elephant Wars’, award winning Sydney artist Nafisa Naomi documented the ‘behind the scenes’ of the documentary with her camera and sketch book. The result is 80 incredible artworks from India and Africa that demonstrate the beauty of the elephant and their plight in a modern day world.
Nafisa donates most of the profits of her elephant art to Animal Works.
Click here to see the full collection.
A film by Animal Media Australia and Off the Fence
Twenty years on from the worldwide ban on the ivory trade, elephant populations in several African countries are now on the rise, causing some governments to reconsider culling. With more and more people and elephants competing for increasingly limited resources, a dramatic new problem has emerged that now threatens both species: human-elephant conflict.
On the other side of the world, in India, people go daily into battle with elephants, resulting in dozens of deaths on both sides. With deforestation on a massive scale, Asian elephants are running out of space and running out of time. People and elephants are now embroiled in a bitter struggle for survival, a war which neither side can win.