We’re excited to announce that we’ve joined up with nature-lover and homeware designer Sophie Allport on her latest range.
Animals of the Savannah is a stunning new collection inspired by African wildlife and our work to protect it.
Teeming with wildlife including zebras, hippos, crocodiles and lions, the African savannah is home to some of the world’s most iconic species.
The African elephant and cheetah are two of these animals - the two species Sophie Allport has chosen to celebrate in this range.
Extending across thousands of square miles, the African savannah is a crucial habitat to some of the largest remaining numbers of Africa’s animals, including most of the world’s 7,000 cheetahs.
African elephants and cheetahs face serious threats across their ranges, causing their numbers to fall rapidly in many parts of Africa. Habitat loss and fragmentation, and conflict with people affect both these species. Elephants are targeted by poachers for their tusks and cheetahs for their skins and as pets, which enter the illegal wildlife trade.
At ZSL we’re working to tackle these threats and protect cheetah and elephant populations across priority landscapes by:
- Training rangers, providing equipment and technical support
- Working with local wildlife authorities to improve law enforcement and patrols
- Engaging local communities in conservation and encouraging sustainable use of resources
- Fostering relationships with the private sector to encourage environmentally-friendly practices
We are delighted to team up with nature-lover and designer Sophie Allport for our newest homeware collection, Animals of the Savannah. These striking designs highlight not only the uniqueness of the savannah’s wildlife but also the importance of protecting it. Sales of the collection will help to support ZSL’s vital conservation work.
The African savannah is home to the cheetah, the world’s fastest animal on land.
Whilst males live in groups in the wild, females live on their own. They raise their cubs by themselves, and roam across large areas to find their prey while keeping their cubs safe from lions and spotted hyenas. Unlike lions and tigers, cheetahs don’t roar - instead they purr and chirrup to one another.
These beautiful animals are challenged by loss of habitat and prey, conflict with people and illegal trade in pets and skins.
At ZSL we’re working for wildlife around the world, helping to protect and create a future for animals like the cheetah.
But we can’t do it without your help.
The African savannah is home to the world’s largest remaining population of African elephants.
Savannah elephants are the largest subspecies of elephant. They live in matriarchal groups led by an experienced female and are very protective of their young. On the savannahs, elephants feed on tree sprouts and shrubs, which helps to keep the plains open and able to support the many other species that live in the ecosystem.
However, African elephants face serious threats, causing their numbers to fall rapidly in many parts of Africa. Conflict with people, and loss and fragmentation of habitat are significant issues for the survival of this species. Elephants are also heavily targeted by poachers for their tusks; it is estimated that one elephant is killed every 25 minutes for the illegal wildlife trade.
At ZSL we’re working for wildlife around the world, helping to protect and create a future for animals like the African elephant.
But we can’t do it without your help.
ZSL is a charity working in over 50 countries around the world to help nurture and protect wildlife but we cannot do it alone.
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