The story of wildlife conservation in Africa has been told over the years by writers, journalists, artists, photographers, storytellers and movie makers. From campfire tales of adventure to reference books on birds, mammals, insects and more…these publications and canvases have promoted the wild places of this stunning continent and brought stories of survival, sacrifice and conservation to the general public.
Writers, Journalists and reference book authors
From the early authors on Africa - Robert Ruark, Armand Denis, Alan Moorehead and Colin Turnbull to the ground breaking stories from Karen Blixen - 'Out of Africa' and Joy Adamson - 'Born Free' to the many reference book authors - all have been responsible for raising the profile, educating and spreading the word about the many facets of wildlife conservation. Through knowledge we can better understand, and through books, artworks and movies we learn about the lives and behaviour of a host of animal species that we might otherwise have known about.
Fine artworks from talented wildlife artists adorn the walls of homes around the world. They capture more than just the scene or the wild beast being depicted but usher in the excitement and passion that the artist has for his subject.
How could we talk about the wild places, and the animals that live there, if we could not capture their image for discussion and admiration. From professional photographers to rank amateurs the excitement of photographing the wild game of Africa is high on anyone's list of achievements. Below are just some of the many wildlife photographers that have shared their work with an admiring public and given us insights into both the art and the subject.
With the coming of film and the big screen came the first wildlife stories - both film and documentary. It is certain that there is no one alive on the planet who has not watched a documentary narrated by David Attenborough, with his inherent ability to educate and entertain (and impress).