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Our Partners

We work with partner organizations to increase the impact of our work and to make a global difference.

At AFC, we believe in collaboration that deepens our understanding of issues, extends our reach globally and increases the impact of our work. Our partners are leaders in their respective fields and complement the work we do through their focus on environmental education, conservation and the sustainability of our natural world.

If you are interested in collaborating with us, contact us at info@artistsforconservation.org.

For a comprehensive list of Conservation Organizations supported by our Member Artists through the AFC Art for Conservation program, click here.

Vancouver International Bird Festival

The Vancouver International Bird Festival (VIBF) provides awareness and opportunities to experience birds to the public; is a marketing opportunity for the birding, nature and outdoor industries; and promotes the conservation of birds.

Plan to join us in 2018 when Vancouver International Bird Festival coincides with the International Ornithological Congress in Vancouver from 19 - 26 August. Artists for Conservation is the official arts partner for the Festival.

http://www.vanbirdfest.com/
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American Museum of Natural History

American Museum of Natural History

The American Museum of Natural History is one of the world's preeminent scientific and cultural institutions. Since its founding in 1869, the Museum has advanced its global mission to discover, interpret and disseminate information about human cultures, the natural world and the universe through a wide-ranging program of scientific research, education and exhibition.

The Museum is renowned for its exhibitions and scientific collections, which serve as a field guide to the entire planet and present a panorama of the world's cultures.

http://www.amnh.org
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Heliconia Press

Heliconia Press

Heliconia is an award winning video production company that specializes in outdoor productions. For 20 years we have helped industry-leading brands, and some of the world's top tourism authorities, communicate marketing messages in a unique, inspiring, and cost effective way.

While Heliconia offers custom video production services, we also produce six unique television series, which air on such networks as FOX Sports, Sportsman Channel, Outside Television, and the World Fishing Network. Heliconia is also a leader in online video productions, with over 210,000 YouTube subscribers and 54 million views.

Heliconia Press is AFC's partner in film, video and digital content production.

 

http://www.helipress.com
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Houston Zoo

Houston Zoo

Recognized by Parents magazine as one of the Ten Best Zoos for Kids, the Houston Zoo is an exciting live animal adventure that provides a unique educational and conservation resource serving 1.7 million guests annually. Set in a 55-acre lush tropical landscape, the Zoo is home to more than 4,500 exotic animals representing more than 800 species. Operated by the not-for-profit Houston Zoo, Inc., the Houston Zoo is dedicated to the conservation of endangered species, the provision of engaging educational opportunities and the creation of stimulating exhibits that broaden the experiences of our guests and encourage their curiosity.

http://www.houstonzoo.org
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International Ornithological Congress

International Ornithological Congress

The 27th International Ornithological Congress (IOCongress2018) will be held in Vancouver, BC for the first time in August 2018. City's annual Bird Week will coincide with the Congress in 2018. Artists for Conservation is the official art partner for the Festival.

IOC is considered the oldest and most prestigious of meetings for bird scientists, the Congress occurs every four years since first being held in Vienna, Austria, in 1884.

http://www.iocongress2018.com
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Mountain Gorilla Veterinarian Project

Mountain Gorilla Veterinarian Project

For nearly 20 years, veterinarians have been helping mountain gorillas survive by providing them with life-saving veterinary care for human-caused or life-threatening illnesses and injuries. The project began as one veterinarian, but has grown now to include an entire team of veterinarians who work together to track ailing gorillas, and treat them when needed, in their native habitat. Most recently, it has joined forces with the UC Davis Wildlife Health Center to advance its One Health approach to conservation.

The mountain gorillas are the only great apes whose numbers are actually growing. Although this species remains endangered, their numbers have grown from 248 to over 360 individuals in the Virunga Massif in Rwanda alone. The total number of mountain gorillas is estimated to be 700-750 individuals.

Without the MGVP, mountain gorillas might not exist today. Still, these animals remain highly endangered due to threats from war, poaching, habitat destruction and human disease. Their numbers remain critically low, with no fall back breeding population in sanctuaries or zoos.

 

http://www.gorilladoctors.org
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Painted Dog Conservation Project

Painted Dog Conservation Project

Painted Dog Conservation's mission is to protect and increase the range and numbers of painted dogs through hands on conservation, education, community involvement and international support.

Our belief is that conservation does not occur on an island.  Our objective is to undertake a holistic approach that encompasses all the stakeholders, particularly school children and local communities.

PDC was originally established as Painted Dog Research in 1992 by Gregory Rasmussen. During the first two years the human-induced carnage from snares, shooting and road kills accounted for 95% of all dog mortalities. Early public presentations showed prejudice and ignorance and it was clear that unless this situation was addressed, the species could become extinct. The initial emphasis was thus to identify the critical issues and develop a pragmatic and holistic strategy that would make a substantial, lasting contribution to Painted Dogs, nature conservation and, very importantly, to the lives of the local people.

http://www.painteddog.org
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Raincoast Conservation Society

Raincoast is a team of conservationists and scientists empowered by our research to protect the lands, waters and wildlife of coastal British Columbia. We use rigorous, peer-reviewed science and community engagement to further our conservation objectives. We call this approach ‘informed advocacy'. As a charitable, non-profit conservation science organization that operates a research lab, research field station and a research/sailing vessel, we are unique in Canada.

The team at Raincoast has participated and presented at several AFC events over the years. 

Raincoast has been working to protect grizzly bears and other large carnivores since our inception in 1996. Grizzly bears are a vital species to the ecological, cultural and economic health of Canada. They are an important focal species and play critical functional roles in the ecosystems that they are part of. AFC declared the first Saturday in April at the International Bear Day. Raincoast and partners hold a public event in Vancouver every year to raise awareness and support.

https://www.raincoast.org/
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Science Art-Nature

Science Art-Nature

The Science Art-Nature organization raises the prominence of Science Art and the benefits of combining the accuracy of science with the evocative power of art. It also endeavors to advocate the use of Science Art to inform viewers about nature and encourage the sustainable use of resources.

http://www.scienceart-nature.org
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Artists for Conservation

The Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum

The Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum (HBAM) was established in 1957 by the Blauvelt Demarest Foundation, a legacy of the late Hiram Blauvelt, philanthropist, conservationist and collector. Through the contributions of his private wildlife and big game collections, he hoped to promote the cultural value of wildlife art and the need for the conservation of its subjects. Located in an 1893 cedar shingle and turret style carriage house, the museum is one of only five museums in the United States dedicated solely to wildlife art. The Blauvelt’s permanent collection, while focusing on the works of contemporary artists, includes the deceased masters of the genre, as well as an Audubon folio.

http://www.blauveltmuseum.com
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VanDusen Botanical Garden

VanDusen Botanical Garden is a 55-acre oasis in the heart of Vancouver with over 7,500 plant species and varieties from around the world! Spot and photograph local wildlife, find your way through an Elizabethan hedge maze, unwind in a serene setting, dine on the patios of Truffles Cafe or Shaughnessy Restaurant, or browse the garden-themed gift shop. VanDusen has something for everyone to enjoy! The Garden's multi-award winning LEED Platinum Visitor Centre was named Most Sustainable Building of the Year in 2014.

In 2017, AFC partnered with the VanDusen Botanical Garden and the Bloedel Conservatory to host the 2017 AFC Festival. We will be returning to VanDusen again in 2019.

http://vandusengarden.org/
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Artists for Conservation

Wildlife Conservation Network

Wildlife Conservation Network is dedicated to protecting endangered species and preserving their natural habitats. We support innovative strategies for people and wildlife to co-exist and thrive. 

WCN fosters the entrepreneurial spirit in the field of conservation. We partner with independent, community-based conservationists around the world and provide them with the capital and tools they need to develop solutions for human-wildlife coexistence. To magnify the effectiveness of their work, we sustain a strong network of wildlife supporters though which these courageous conservationists may learn from each other and communicate directly with passionate donors. 

http://www.wildnet.org
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Wildlife Conservation Society

Wildlife Conservation Society

The Wildlife Conservation Society saves wildlife and wild places worldwide. We do so through science, global conservation, education and the management of the world's largest system of urban wildlife parks, led by the flagship Bronx Zoo. Together these activities change attitudes towards nature and help people imagine wildlife and humans living in harmony. WCS is committed to this mission because it is essential to the integrity of life on Earth. 

http://www.wcs.org
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Artists for Conservation

Wildscape Magazine

Wildscape is the only magazine available worldwide that is dedicated to the subject of wildlife art. With each issue, Wildscape will cover as wide a variety of subjects and media as possible, with quality, in-depth and informative articles by some of the leading exponents of the genre. If you're interested in wildlife art and conservation, why not browse through our site and see what you've been missing! 

http://www.wildscapemag.co.uk
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ZACC (Zoos & Aquariums Committed to Conservation) Conference

ZACC (Zoos & Aquariums Committed to Conservation) Conference

The mission of the Zoos and Aquariums: Committing to Conservation conference is to promote increased involvement of zoos and aquariums in support for field conservation- locally, nationally and internationally.

The biennial conference provides opportunities for zoo and aquarium personnel and field researchers to meet and develop partnerships that benefit wildlife and wild places around the globe. The informal nature of the conference creates a positive atmosphere for networking and inspires collaborative action.

http://www.houstonzoo.org
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