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The New Big 5: Wildlife Photography & Conservation

Southern white rhino, Laikipia Plateau, Kenya. Photo @ Greg Du Toit.

By Everett Potter

In the midst of incessant coronavirus coverage, it’s easy to forget other, pressing concerns in the world at large. Global warming is certainly one. Wildlife conservation is another. So it seems timely indeed that British wildlife photographer Graeme Green has stepped forward with a new initiative called the New Big 5 project. It was founded by Greene, who has enlisted the support of some major figures in world wildlife protection, among them Jane Goodall. Charities such as Save the Elephants and the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund are among the charities he’s worked with in pulling this together.

The aim is to come up with a big 5 of wildlife photography, rather than hunting. Shooting with a camera, not a gun. So wildlife lovers around the world are being asked to vote for the 5 animals they’d like to be included in this big 5 of wildlife photography.  I caught up with Green to find out more about this ambitious project …


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