Voices from the Savannah

by Gary Roberts in Manchester, Greater Manchester, England

Printing and distribution of a Voices from Savannah which is already produced. All proceeds go towards helping the conservation message .

by Gary Roberts in Manchester, Greater Manchester, England

We did it
On 17th July 2018 we successfully raised £1,003 with 33 supporters in 56 days

I have been lucky enough to travel extensively across East Africa, over the last twenty five years, in my work as a photojournalist covering a range of wildlife and conservation stories. It has been a privilege to meet many hardworking and determined individuals who have dedicated their lives  to help protect and preserve this important ecosystem and the wildlife it contains. In a discussion with one such individual, Constantine Coucoulis, founding Chairman of Saving Africa’s Nature (SANA), I was given " a job to do ". To communicate to others with my photographs and the words of those that work so tirelessly in the field about the desperate plight of the wildlife and the habitat they live in. 

From this idea the book Voices from the Savannah was produced please read on to find out more.


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This sponsorship has paid for the design and distribution of the book to the following locations.

Zoological Society of London Library. UK.

The Jane Goodall Institute. USA.

The Four Seasons Serengeti Discovery Centre.Tanzania.

Saadani River Lodge and Saadani Beach lodge. Tanzania.

The David Sheldrick Trust Visitors centre. Kenya.

Giraffe Manor. Nairobi. Kenya.

The Environmental centre for the African People and Wildlife fund visitors centre. Tanzania.

Southern Tanzania Elephant Program. Tanzania.

Jane Goodall Institute. Tanzania.

Speos Photographic Institute. France and UK.

The Big Life Foundation. Kenya.

Olive and Thyme Restaurant.UK.

Leeds University Library. UK.

University of Dar Es Salaam. Tanzania.

The aim now is to print more copies and distribute the  book to Universities and other educational establishments throughout East Africa . In addition for display copies to be placed in lodges, visitor centres, and embassies throughout East Africa and beyond. All proceeds from book sales are used to aid further printing and book distribution. 

A message about "Voices from the Savannah"  from  the Former President 2005 to 2015 of The United Republic of Tanzania

"This book is among a few that complement existing efforts to combat poaching and wildlife trafficking. Strengthening law enforcement among wildlife management institutions, increasing capacity of local communities to manage wildlife and raising awareness to local and international communities are some of the ways to combat poaching that the book is amplifying.

The Government of Tanzania cogitates this book as a tool that could be used to create awareness to local and international communities on how poaching could devastate the astounding gift that God has granted Africans"

Hon Dr Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete

Why I put this book together and what I hope it can help to achieve with your support.

The Savannah and forests of sub-Saharan Africa, together with their wildlife, are perhaps the most iconic of all the world’s great eco-systems. Whether it be the sheer size and strength of the African bull elephant, or the majesty of the lion, few cultures have escaped the influence of this ancient expanse of nature and its inhabitants. It is perhaps then all the more difficult to comprehend that today this wildlife and the continued existence of this ecosystem which supports it are under a threat unparalleled in its history.  East Africa, at the heartland of this ecosystem, must hold the key for this wildlife to survive. However, the pressure from man, coming from varied directions, mean that within a few short years iconic species may face local or complete extinction in the wild. Once lost it is hard to see how this situation could be reversed leaving a collective guilt that  humans would have to bear for their own remaining existence. The answers to avert this impending disaster are not simple or easy but surely humanity has an obligation to safeguard this wildlife as to oversee its demise will leave a permanent shame upon our existing generation and its predecessors.

The book contains the separate voices of some of the individuals who work and strive to prevent the destruction of the Wildlife of East Africa. They operate in different fields and have different levels of involvement but all have the common goal of helping to preserve the wildlife and hopefully begin to reverse the damage already done.

If we can support them in anyway we have a duty to do so. Placing this book in as many educational and visitor locations will help inform both tourists and locals alike to see how they can help, through the various organisations listed within its pages, to work together to achieve their common aim.

Thank you for taking the time to read my page and thank you in advance for any pledge or donation you can make. Every £1 raised will go towards printing and distribution of the book.

To learn more about the book and see the press coverage please view these links . BBC World Service , The Daily Telegraph , The Daily Mail .

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£3 or more

Help spread the word.

If you just want to help spread the word every pound pledged goes towards the printing and distribution of the book throughout East Africa. The book is bilingual with the text by leading world conservationists in both English and Swahili. Each conservationist Voice lists their charity or NGO website so readers can become directly involved and learn how to support the fight against poaching and wildlife protection.

£4 or more

PDF of the book viewable on any device.

For those you want to view the book Voices from the Savannah on their portable device or computer. The book in full with all the photographs and text. You get the book and help spread the book to help support those who are fighting for the wildlife and ecology of Africa. Thank you for your support and please share this reward on social media.

£10 or more

Hi Resolution digital image.

Hi resolution digital image sent via email or wetransfer of the image used on the front cover of Voices from the Savannah. Suitable for an A3 size print. This will be sent out as soon as possible via email and wetransfer. You will also be able to see, via this page and the social media, how your donation is helping spread the word about conservation in East Africa.

£20 or more

Three high resolution digital images.

A high resolution digital images sent via email or wetransfer of the image used on the front cover of Voices from the Savannah plus two more high resolution images of the authors favourite selected images from the book. Suitable for A3 size prints. These will be sent out as soon as possible via email and wetransfer. You will also be able to see, via this page, how your donation is helping spread the word about conservation in East Africa.

£30 or more

Named supporter in print in all future print runs.

Your name will be printed in the dedicated supporters page in each and all subsequent print runs. Also receive a high res digital image of the front cover image. This will be sent out as soon as possible via email and wetransfer. You will also be able to see, via this page and the social media, how your donation is helping spread the word about conservation in East Africa.

£75 or more

1 of 5 claimed

Limited edition monochrome print of front cover.

After a request for a black and white print I have a limited edition ( only 5 made ) of the front cover of Voices of the Savannah. Please see the update to review the picture. The print size is A3 plus. (32.9 cm x 48.3 cm, 13 inches x 19 inches). It will arrive printed to you on archive paper ready to mount and frame.

£90 or more

Signed copy of book "Voices from the Savannah"

Signed copy of book "Voices from the Savannah" books will be dispatched at the earliest opportunity subject to stock. ( Minimum print run every 3 months ) Printed on Proline photographic paper bound in hardcover with photo dust jacket. You will also be able to see, via this page and the social media, how your donation is helping spread the word about conservation in East Africa.

£200 or more

Signed copy of book. Printed acknowledgement.

Signed copy of book "Voices from the Savannah" book will be dispatched at earliest opportunity subject to stock.( Minimum print run every 3 months ) Book printed on Proline photographic paper bound in hardcover with photo dust jacket. Postage and packing included. Your name / names ( Max 4 names) will be printed in dedicated supporters page in each and all subsequent print runs. Also receive a high res digital image of front cover image.

£1,000 or more

Book sponsor.

For corporate or conservationists who wish to support with their own message. Your own dedicated page with if required relevant website and logo. You receive three signed copies of the book "Voices from the Savannah" Your own dedicated page with conservation message and company message supporting conservation. Your page will be in all subsequent print runs. Please see video for current example of corporate supporter and their page.


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