Who We Work With
Drawing for the Planet works in partnership with conservation organisations that protect wildlife in the wild. We also collaborate with cultural institutions that champion environmental and creative education. Working together ensures more children, communities and wildlife are given a voice.
Born Free was established by Bill Travers and Virginia McKenna - who starred in the movie classic, Born Free (1966). Founded in 1984 with their eldest son, Will, Born Free’s mission is to ensure that all wild animals, whether living in captivity or in the wild, are treated with compassion and respect and are able to live their lives according to their needs. Born Free opposes the exploitation of wild animals in captivity and campaigns to keep wildlife in the wild.
Born Free promotes Compassionate Conservation which strives to enhance the survival of threatened species in the wild and protect natural habitats, while respecting the needs of and safeguarding the welfare of individual animals. Born Free seeks to have a positive impact on animals in the wild and protect their ecosystems in perpetuity, for their own intrinsic value and for the critical roles they play within the natural world. For more information about Born Free please visit: www.bornfree.org.uk
The Iwokrama International Centre (IIC) was established in 1996 under a joint mandate from the Government of Guyana and the Commonwealth Secretariat to manage the Iwokrama forest, a unique reserve of 371,000 hectares of rainforest, “in a manner that will lead to lasting ecological, economic and social benefits to the people of Guyana and to the world in general”.
The Iwokrama forest and its research centre are unique, providing a dedicated site in which to test the concept of a truly sustainable forest – where conservation, environmental balance and economic use can be mutually reinforcing. Drawing on its earlier work in sustainable forest management, the IIC is now, in close collaboration with the Government of Guyana, the Commonwealth and other international partners including the UK company Canopy Capital, developing a new approach to enable countries with rainforests to earn significant income from eco-system services and creative conservation practice. For more information about Iwokrama please visit: www.iwokrama.org/
Located in the heart of Newcastle, the Great North Museum: Hancock hold a wealth of collections, including natural history, archaeology, geology and world cultures. The museum was purpose built in Newcastle as a natural history museum in 1884 to house the growing collections of the Natural History Society of Northumbria. Noted Newcastle born ornithologist and trailblazing taxidermist John Hancock was instrumental in securing funds for the museum. When he died in 1890 the museum, briefly called the New Museum of Natural History, was renamed the Hancock Museum. John Hancock donated his prolific collection of British birds to the museum, many of which are in the museum today. The Where Did All The Animals Go? exhibition will be held in the museum’s Living Planet Gallery, which contains many of the museum’s oldest and most-loved exhibits.
Following a £26million redevelopment in 2009, (when the Hancock Museum merged with the Museum of Antiquities and the Shefton Museum), the Great North Museum: Hancock is now a popular free family destination with a varying programme of exhibitions, expert talks, courses and activities for children. It is managed by Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums on behalf of Newcastle University. https://greatnorthmuseum.org.uk/
Through the work of LCRP, orphaned chimpanzees are confiscated, rescued and rehabilitated. Our collaborative partnerships are propelling Liberia’s chimpanzee protection, education, and conservation initiatives forward.LCRP works hand in hand with Liberia's Forestry Development Authority and other partners to combat illegal trade in chimpanzees and other protected wildlife. As part of Liberia's Law Enforcement Task Force, LCRP collaborates in enforcing existing laws, strengthening legislation, building capacity, and the development of innovative strategies and new initiatives. For more information about Liberia Chimpanzee Rescue and Protection please visit: www.liberiachimpanzeerescue.org/