field research:

the Ripple Effect of the Wildlife Trade

A chance for artists to get involved in conservation by exploring first hand what is happening, why it is happening, and what can be done about it. 

June 30-July 18 2017

Led by zoo and wildlife veterinarian, writer, and educator Dr. Lucy Spelman, this 3-week trip to South Africa is designed to give artists an inside look at the ripple effect of the wildlife trade on the health and well-being of the animal being traded as well as other animals, including humans. The focus will be four species in big trouble from the wildlife trade: pangolins, lions, elephants, and rhinos. Space is LIMITED to 6. 


White Rhinoceros calf and mother, South Africa

White Rhinoceros calf and mother, South Africa