ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
Asante Africa is an art exhibition of Armando Tanzini's art organised by Dancing Donkey Studios and partnered with the East African Wild Life Society.
A portion of the proceeds goes to wildlife conservancy through educating and equipping rangers in Kenya to
help wildlife conservation.
The East African Wild Life Society is a conservation organisation based in Kenya. A portion of profits from the exhibition will be donated to EAWLS to help wildlife conservation in Kenya.
Armando Tanzini is a renowned artist living in Kenya for over 50 years. His art is inspired by Africa and he uses countless textures and materials to bring his visions to life.
Dancing Donkey Studios is the organiser of Asante Africa. We are based in Geneva and Prague.
You can view the art and all the details in the virtual exhibition (June 1st - August 1st).
If you seek to purchase an artwork, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We would like to inform you, that the depending on where you wish to deliver the artwork, the delivery will vary.
After purchasing a piece of art, we will inform you about where exactly your money went in the conservation projects in EAWLS.
Likewise, if you have any question, do not hesitate to ask.
Due to the high demand for products made from ivory, rhino horn, giraffe meat and tails, or simply trophies, poaching is a grave issue in East Africa. Wildlife needs to be protected from big game hunters by educating and equipping rangers in national parks.
To do so, the rangers need to communicate effectively and in time amongst each other to react quickly to any potential threats. For that, they need functioning cars or motorbikes to move quickly to the needed location (National Parks are extremely large), and radio-communication devices to communicate effectively. Equipment such as clothing or tents and sleeping bags is also vital, as the rangers sometimes need to stay in close vicinity to the animals.
Thanks to wildlife conservation efforts from organisations like EAWLS, Big Game Poaching is declining. For example,
"the number of elephants poached fell from
384 in 2012 to 38 in 2018"
(Swara, EAWLS, 2019).
Nonetheless, the battle continues as the demand for wildlife products is still high. Due to the scarcity of the products, it simply means that they are more expensive in the market. Therefore, illegal poachers have greater incentives to kill the wanted animals, as the monetary reward is very higher. That is why protecting local communities around conservancies is vital.