Explorers Against Extinction
Explorers Against Extinction is a wildlife conservation charity based in Norfolk UK. The primary aims of the charity are to raise awareness about the threats facing the world’s most iconic species and their habitats while also raising significant funds for nominated projects pivotal in the battle to protect them.
Despite many encouraging developments in the world of conservation since we initially launched Explorers Against Extinction, including China’s ban on the trade in ivory, many iconic species sadly still face a battle for survival.
All five species of rhino remain endangered, with three rhino poached for their horn every day. 40% of lion have been lost in the last 20 years while only 4,000 tigers are left in the Indian sub-continent – down from 40,000 a half century ago. Elephants are currently slaughtered for their ivory at a rate of 55 a day. That’s one every 26 minutes.
It is this shocking statistic at the heart of Explorers Against Extinction - our Jute Shopping Bags show the number of elephants lost every 24 hours in Africa, while some of our Tshirts include one tiny red elephant to symbolise the tragic loss experienced by many herds.
By shopping at the Real World Store you contribute to fund-raising for Explorers Against Extinction and you also help to raise awareness about wildlife conservation - thank you.
Patrons, Col John Blashford Snell & Sir Ranulph Fiennes at the Royal Geographical Society, London before the Explorers against Extinction event in 2017.
""I'm pleased to support the Explorers against Extinction campaign. Species extinction is such a vital issue."
Sir Ranulph Fiennes OBE
"One of the most important conservation events of the year."
Travel Africa Magazine