“Nothing is as powerful as an idea whose time has come”, to quote and paraphrase Victor Hugo. Wildlife photographer Margot Raggett whose idea it was to focus on one endangered species at a time using beautiful, stunning images published in book form. It has highlighted in a very powerful way the imminent dangers our wildlife faces, we get see beautiful images from top wildlife photographers who have given freely of their time and their work and all that is asked is for you to purchase this memorable book – Remembering Lions.
Remembering Lions will be the fourth book in the hugely successful Remembering Wildlife fundraising book series and is due for publication on 14th October 2019. The hardback coffee table book follows Remembering Great Apes, Remembering Rhinos and Remembering Elephants, which together have so far raised more than £500,000 GBP for conservation projects. The aim of each book is to raise awareness of the plight facing a species and funds to protect it.
Each book, by ‘Wildlife Photographers United’ features images donated by many of the world’s top wildlife photographers including Marsel van Oosten, Frans Lanting, Art Wolfe and Greg du Toit and the project is the brainchild of British photographer Margot Raggett. So far more than 150 photographers have now collaborated across the four books.
Remembering Lions will feature a foreword by Jonathan & Angela Scott and an afterword by Luke Hunter. It was successfully pre-funded via a Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign which raised £163,904 for its publication, making it the third most-funded photo book ever on the platform.
There are only around 20,000 lions left in the wild and many people don’t realise that they are endangered. They face threats ranging from habit loss and human conflict through to being caught in snares designed to catch bush meat and also hunting. Founder of Remembering Wildlife Margot Raggett said: “People take for granted that lions will be around for future generations, but unless serious action is taken now, they might not survive. We hope this book will help awareness of the crisis and allow us to change that.”
Like the three previous publications in this series the quality is superb and all proceeds go to directly to helping the featured species – everybody gives and if you give by purchasing this book you will be helping to save lions, the environment they live in and ultimately the world in which we live.
Remembering Lions will be launched at a ticketed event at London’s Royal Geographical Society on Thursday 17th October. Keynote speakers for that night are Jonathan & Angela Scott and also Brent Stapelkamp, the lion researcher who blew the whistle on the hunt of Cecil, the lion killed by dentist Walter Palmer.
There will also be a free exhibition of images from Remembering Lions running from Monday 14th to Saturday 26th October at La Galleria, Pall Mall, Unit 30, Royal Opera Arcade, 5b Pall Mall, London SW1Y 4UY. Open daily 10am-5pm.
Copies of all of the Remembering Wildlife series can be ordered from
Remembering Lions can also be pre-ordered ahead of publication and tickets can be bought for the launch.
Book costs : Each book costs £45 GBP
Further information about the project can also be found on the website, please click through to www.rememberingwildlife.com to pre-order Remembering Lions and the other superb titles in this series.
Cover photograph by Federico Veronesi – Remembering Lions. Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
All images are © Remembering Wildlife and the respective photographers. Images are used by permission and may not be download or used in anyway without contacting Remembering Wildlife.