ART FOR CONSERVATION
Jeni is a wildlife artist and has sold paintings to collectors across the globe. Jeni also donates paintings for worthy wildlife causes such as rhino poaching and the plight of the vultures.
In just a decade, more than 7,137 African rhinos have been lost to poaching. Sadly, many of the rhinos killed for their horn leave behind very young calves, who need to be reared and released back into the wild.
The painting on the left raised R25 000,00 towards the rehabilitation of a rhino cow, Thandi, who survived a brutal attack at Kariega Game Reserve. Thandi has since given birth twice, giving us a glimmer of hope for the species.
PLIGHT OF THE VULTURE
Vultures suffer electrocutions / collisions with electrical structures, poisonings, land-use changes, a decrease in food availability and exposure to toxins through veterinary drugs, to list just a few of some of the challenges. Their body parts are sadly also used as muthi.
Vulpro do an amazing job of rehabilitating vultures and Jeni donated this painting to raise funds for this worthy cause. The auction raised R7000,00.
BRINGING FOUR YOUNG LIONS RESCUED FROM THE UKRAINE TO KRAGGA KAMMA GAME PARK, SOUTH AFRICA.
We heard about these little lions being rescued in the Ukraine and the Anthony Lawrence Earth Organisation was asking for donations to help get them to their new forever home in Port Elizabeth. Jeni immediately donated her painting of Paul Kruger, from the Addo Elephant National Park. The painting was auctioned online and an amount of R5000,00 was reached towards their translocation.
SAVING THE SURVIVORS
“Disappearing in the Moonlight”. Jeni has just donated this painting of a white rhino, her latest, to Saving the Survivors. The painting will be auctioned in the near future to raise funds for a breeding programme they are planning.