Sketch for Survival is the idea of UK based charity Explorers against Extinction

Artists and famous faces have joined forces for a wildlife art exhibition putting the spotlight on threats to iconic animals around the world including elephant, rhino and tiger.

At the heart of this touring wildlife art exhibition and auction is a shocking statistic – an African elephant is poached for its tusks in the wild every 26 minutes.

The organisers asked professional wildlife artists and celebrity supporters to help them raise awareness about the threat of extinction, not only to elephant but to other iconic species by donating a 26-minute sketch or other original artwork of an endangered species to their exhibition tour.

The proceeds from the sale of artwork at the end of the tour, goes to support important frontline conservation projects.

The collection will be exhibited at gallery@oxo on South Bank from October 17-21.

Go to www.explorersagainstextinction.co.uk for full details.

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