Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Elephants

It is World Elephant Day, August 12, 2014, it is an annual event hoping to make people aware of the issues we are facing. The elephant population is dropping so fast that it is currently estimated that they may be extinct in 11 years.

Elephants are the largest animal to walk the earth, Africa elephants, which are two species, Forest & Savannah, and Asian elephants are the second largest. Less than 100 years ago there were over 100,000 Asian elephants, now there are less than 4,000. That number includes wild and domestic/work elephants. Poaching, the taking of ivory even from young elephants, and the loss of habitat are two main causes for these low numbers.

I love to draw/paint elephants, there is something about these large wrinkled gentle giants that touches my heart. There are many wildlife artists whose works will be on sale today to help benefit many different organization that help fight against poaching.

Today I will post some of my own elephant works. Most galleries take 50% of a sale, so today, I will give that 50% to the elephants, well to charities that help the elephants, the fight against poaching.

Here are some links to organizations that will give you more information on the fight to help the elephants:
http://www.worldelephantday.org
http://www.facebook.com/worldelehantday
http://www.theelephantsanctuary.org - elephant sanctuary in Tennessee
http://www.elephantswithoutborders.org
http://www.wcs.org       Wildlife Conservation Society

"out front" oil on board special sale price $300.00 11x14 image 13x16 framed 

"never forget" oil on canvas special sale price $750.00 12x36"

"evening heat" oil on canvas special sale price $300.00 4x12" framed

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