remembering great apes

The team behind the charity books ‘Remembering Elephants’ and ‘Remembering Rhinos’ are pleased to reveal that the next book in the series, to be published in 2018, will be ‘Remembering Great Apes’.

The Remembering Wildlife series of books was created and is produced by wildlife photographer Margot Raggett, who was moved to take action after seeing a poached elephant in 2014. The books are a collaboration between many of the world’s top wildlife photographers (operating under the name ‘Wildlife Photographers United’), who donate their images for free in order to raise awareness and funds. So far the first two books have raised more than £275,000 for conservation projects, which is all distributed by the series charity partner The Born Free Foundation.

Chimpanzee by Keith Connelly
Chimpanzee by Keith Connelly

Remembering Great Apes will cover the plight facing gorillas, chimpanzees, bonobos and orangutans and will be edited by world-renown ape expert Ian Redmond OBE. Ian founded Ape Alliance in 1996 to encourage conservation organisations to work together and was instrumental in setting up the UN Great Apes Survival Partnership

Photographers already committed to contributing to the book include Jonathan & Angela Scott, Daryl Balfour, Greg du Toit and Will Burrard-Lucas and once again the team hopes to attract the support of many of the best wildlife photographers in the world.

As with the previous two books, the team plans to try and fund the publishing through a Kickstarter campaign that will launch in mid-February. If that is successful, the book will be published on Monday 15th October, with a launch at the Royal Geographical Society on Thursday 18th October 2018. The aim is to raise at least another £100,000 through its publication, this time to support great ape conservation projects in Africa and Asia.