The Kevin Richardson Foundation firmly believes in integrated conservation. This means that if communities in contact with wild species do not experience the tangible benefits of protecting wildlife, then human/wildlife conflict and poaching will persist. The foundation thus seeks to support like-minded organizations that have proven and measurable methods in investing in the education and the creation of jobs, for the benefit of those within the outlying communities. We will also respond to the unique needs of communities close to the habitats we seek to purchase and protect. The foundation seeks to enable children all over South Africa to have access to their wildlife by funded visits to the sanctuary, game drives and other initiatives. In 2019 the Foundation will be launching the Kevin Richardson Scholarship to support academic studies aimed towards finding conservation solutions for South Africa’s threatened wildlife.
We need a dashboard that shows an overview of the dire situation of lions today. We want visually communicate the issues facing 1. Wild Lions and 2. Captive Lions. Captive lions are treated like farmed animals and have an economic life cycle. We would like to explain this visually as tourism affects this life cycle and has a role in the trade in animal parts. We would like to have this visualization on our website, but also as a downloadable A3 poster for collaborators and advocacy campaigners to be able to print out and display as educational information in their places of work (schools, community halls, travel agencies etc. Secondary output would be a flyer for our foundation that outlines our aims and who we are.
Call to Action is to
Visit our website for more information (www.kevinrichardsonfoundation.org) - advocacy and getting involved
All english speaking youth and adults (more or less age 12 +)
Brand Identity files (logos and web mockups)
VizForSocialGood outputs brief
Status of Lions explanation (copy)
Licensed photos of lions (captive and wild), photo of Kevin Richardson, licensed photos that could be used for life cycle of farmed/captive lions
DATA (stats on lions) in Excel sheet
How to Participate
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Use the hashtag #VizforSocialGood on Twitter to submit your visualization(s) and a link (if applicable).
11/12/2018 (11:59 pm PST).