PRINTS WITH PURPOSE
FROST Prints with Purpose is an inspiring initiative raising funds for the management of protected areas, conservation of key wildlife species and support of indigenous communities through wildlife & cultural print sales.
15% of all the proceeds from prints (after printing and handling) will be donated to the above non-profit organisations.
Each wildlife & culture fine-art print purchased will benefit a cause relating to the print, be it protecting wildlife habitat or supporting communities.
African Parks is a non-profit conservation organization that takes on direct responsibility for the rehabilitation and long-term management of protected areas in partnership with governments and local communities.
Wildlife across Africa are under siege, whether elephants for their ivory, rhinos for their horns, or bushmeat for local consumption. African elephants number around 350,000 having decreased from 10 million just over a hundred years ago, and fewer than 25,000 rhinos are left on the continent. Wildlife habitats, such as forests, woodlands, savannahs and wetlands are under enormous pressure, due to the increasing demands of an increase in the human population, and are almost entirely restricted to Africas national parks. Africas ecosystems and biomes are under tremendous strain and they urgently need to be conserved before they collapse, and are lost forever.
When you donate to African Parks by purchasing an african wildlife print, your support goes directly to the parks where you are helping bring species back to their former ranges, and helping the team to create safe areas for them to breed, and thrive.
The mission of Amazon Frontlines is to support the struggles of indigenous peoples to defend their rights to land, life and cultural survival in the Amazon Rainforest. The organisation’s team comprises of an international group of human rights lawyers, environmental activists, forestry specialists, environmental health scientists, filmmakers, journalists, anthropologists, and farmers living in the Amazon rainforest committed to the fight for indigenous autonomy and rainforest protection.
“Our elders are passing away, and with them thousands of years of knowledge is at risk of disappearing. Our stories have the power to keep our knowledge alive for future generations.” – Flor Tangoy, Siona Nation.
We believe that indigenous communities must tell their own stories. Amazon Frontlines is training indigenous youth to use photography to transmit the knowledge and histories of their ancestors within their communities while creating films that allow those who live outside of the Amazon to understand their changing realities.
Your donation through the purchase of cultural fine-art prints will go towards funding Amazon Frontline’s film and photography project.
HEALING HANDS OF JOY
Obstetric fistula is a childbirth injury that destroys a woman’s life. It leaves her incontinent, humiliated and too often shunned by her community. Surgery is the only cure.
Healing Hands of Joy (“HHOJ”) is a non-profit organization that exists to bring hope, happiness and a second chance to women affected by obstetric fistula in rural communities of Ethiopia. HHOJ works alongside hospitals and their regional centers to train survivors as Safe Motherhood Ambassadors, empowering these women to bring knowledge back to their communities regarding this preventable and curable medical condition. HHOJ also provides survivors with education and economic empowerment by way of training and micro lending so these women can find sustainable employment after their surgery and recover.
Their mission is to empower, prevent and educate women and their communities about obstetric fistula. HHOJ has responded diligently to the rising number of women affected by obstetric fistula and continues to be a leader in this field.
ENDANGERED WILDLIFE TRUST
The Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) is one of South Africa’s leading biodiversity conservation organisations, which strives to facilitate the protection and sustainable use of key ecosystems. The EWT has a cohesive and integrated approach to the conservation of species, habitats and ecosystem processes and therefore focus much of their work on protecting both threatened species and habitats. Successful conservation thus means protecting the habitats that support species – and human beings – and in this way entire ecosystems, communities and socio-economic structures reap the benefits.
Through your purchase of a fine art print in the FROSTprints ‘Ice Cats of Africa’ collection, your donation will benefit EWT’s Cheetah Metapopulation Project which currently monitors and manages 386 Cheetahs across 60 metapopulation reserves in South Africa and Malawi. Through human-mediated gene flow, via the relocation of Cheetahs between reserves, the project is committed to ensuring sufficient genetic diversity and demographic integrity of the species. With your contribution, we aim to fund radio collars for the critical monitoring of this endangered species.