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AFTA Associates, which manages the Art For The Animals Program, is working with top tier conservation and research organizations to make consumers aware of endangered species and environmental issues; raise money for their wildlife research and conservation, education, and training programs; and importantly, to make the business of saving wildlife a business from which local communities can make a living.

Art For The Animals would feature very little art were it not for special assistance from Aid to Artisans, a nonprofit organization that offers practical development, production and marketing assistance to artisans worldwide in an environmentally sensitive and culturally respectful manner.

We are also grateful to the increasing number of true conservation enterprise groups including the Esilalie Cultural Boma, Dupoto Women’s Group, Forests of the World, Iganyana (Painted Dog) Arts Centre, Kanagmaluhan, Red Panda Project, Snow Leopard Enterprises, and Working Hand in Hand; to the North Andaman Tsunami Relief program; and the fair trade importers of folk and indigenous art who appreciate our vision including: Aid Through Trade, Comparte, Pere Pedro Opeka’s Village, and the Indigenous groups of Panama, Michoacan, Oaxaca, and Sierra Madre.

African Wildlife Foundation
www.awf.org
The African Wildlife Foundation, together with the people of Africa, works to ensure the wildlife and wild lands of Africa will endure forever. Founded in 1961, AWF is the most experienced conservation organization dedicated solely to the African continent. AWF’s programs stretch across eleven countries in eastern, central, and southern Africa. Over 85% of AWF’s staff are African conservation professionals.
Smithsonian’s National Zoological Park
www.nationalzoo.si.edu
The Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Friends of the National Zoo are dedicated to the joint mission to celebrate, study and protect animals and their habitats through conservation, education, and research programs at the National Zoo, at our Conservation and Research Center, and in the native habitats of wildlife around the world.
International Crane Foundation
www.savingcranes.org
The International Crane Foundation (ICF) works worldwide to conserve cranes and the wetland and grasslands communities on which they depend. ICF is dedicated to providing experience, knowledge, and inspiration to involve people in resolving threats to these ecosystems.
International Snow Leopard Trust
www.snowleopard.org
International Snow Leopard Trust is dedicated to the conservation of the endangered snow leopard and its mountain ecosystem through a balanced approach that considers the needs of the local people and the environment.
Lemur Conservation Foundationwww.lemurreserve.org
The Lemur Conservation Foundation (LCF)-is a small non-profit corporation dedicated to the preservation and conservation of the primates of Madagascar through captive breeding, scientific research, education, and reintroduction.
Michoacan Reforestation Fund
www.michoacanmonarchs.org
The Michoacan Reforestation Fund was formed in 1998 to support forest ecosystem and habitat restoration programs in and around the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve in central Mexico, and to help the native communities become economically selfsufficient through the development of a sustainable forest products industry.
Project Seahorse
www.projectseahorse.org
Project Seahorse works around the world to conserve seahorses and their habitat by studying their biology, monitoring seahorse trade, stabilizing marine protected areas, managing subsistence fisheries, and by making local villagers partners in the conservation effort.
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
www.stri.org
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute works to increase understanding of the past, present and future of tropical biodiversity and its relevance to human welfare.
Wild Camel Protection Foundation
www.wildcamels.com
The sole aim of the Wild Camel Protection Foundation is to protect the critically endangered wild Bactrian camel and its habitat in the fragile and unique desert ecosystems in the Gobi and Gashun Gobi deserts in north West China and South West Mongolia.
Wildlife Trust
www.wildlifetrust.org
Wildlife Trust conserves threatened wild species and their habitats, and improves ecological health in partnership with local scientists, educators, health professionals, and policy experts around the world. The Wildlife Trust Team-focuses on humanmodified landscapes and seascapes where biodiversity is at risk because of habitat loss, disrupted ecosystems, and other environmental changes caused by humans.
Wildlife Conservation Network
www.wildnet.org
The Wildlife Conservation Network supports conservation entrepreneurs who work in cooperation with local communities to protect endangered animals. WCN identifies bestin- field conservationists and provides them with the support they need to help create sustainable futures for local people, threatened wildlife and the habitats in which they live. A dynamic network of conservationists, donors, communities and committed individuals work both locally and globally to support these extraordinary efforts.