The Poaching Wars, a documentary photo exhibition on the struggle to stop rhino and elephant poaching in Africa, will open for the first time in the United States at Gallery 169 on West Channel Road on Jan. 24.
Frank af Petersens, a Swedish professional photographer with a background in Africa, has spent several years documenting the people on the frontline in the rapidly escalating poaching crisis.
“This is a very real disaster, and it’s happening right now. Wildlife rangers risk their lives every day to save the last rhinos and the rapidly shrinking elephant herds in Africa. Over 100,000 elephants have been killed by poachers in the last three years and rangers are dying in the line of duty at the rate of one every four days,” Petersens said.
Petersens is a contributing photographer to several conservation organizations, including Wildlife Conservation Network, Save The Elephants, International Anti Poaching Foundation and The Thin Green Line Foundation. He also works directly with national parks and conservancies in Africa to support them in saving endangered species.
Petersens will speak at the opening reception at Gallery 169, 169 West Channel Road, on Jan. 24, from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
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