David Rankin’s Worldwide Watercolor

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This is one of the most exciting new projects in David’s long and colorful career.

It is a unique collaboration between David and the Cleveland Zoological Society with the express purpose of funding the highest rated Wildlife Conservation projects that the Zoological Society supports... worldwide.

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Funding Conservation Efforts with Fine Art

David Rankin is an award-winning Cleveland artist, having graduated with honors from the Cleveland Institute of Art in 1967. Over the years, David has become one of the top Wildlife Artists in the world with artwork featured in over 115 museum exhibitions nationwide.

For the past 20 years or so David has worked closely with the Cleveland Zoo to create special poster projects for virtually every single major event, the most recent being the Grand Opening Poster for the “Elephant Crossing” facility... and the 20th Anniversary Celebration Poster for the RainForest. In addition, David has worked with many other top zoos... like the Smithsonian / National Zoo... and numerous world class Conservation organizations.

David signing posters at the Grand Opening Celebrations for the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo’s

new Elephant Crossing Facility.

David signing posters at the Grand Opening Celebrations for the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo’s  Australian Outback Facility.

But this new project, a joint collaboration between David and the zoo’s fabulous Zoological Society, has the potential to become one of the most unique and successful efforts in David’s various projects using his artwork to help various conservation causes & organizations.

In this new effort, David will be creating a wide range of original paintings that will then appear in a very unique new type of Virtual Online Fine Art Exhibition.

The sale of David’s dramatic watercolor originals... as well as the Fine Art Limited Edition Prints that can also be purchased... then help fund the 3 top Conservation Projects in the world that the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo and the Zoological Society support!

In this way... you not only can add to your personal or Corporate Art Collection... you are providing a direct cash contribution directly into these amazing conservation programs that the Zoological Society is involved with.

Here’s what your purchase of David Rankin’s Watercolors actually helps support

Elephant Conservation in Zambia

Peace Parks or Transfrontier Conservation Areas (TFCAs) link the natural wonders of Africa across international borders - jointly managing and promoting the conservation and free movement of wildlife across international boundaries. The Kavango-Zambezi (KAZA) TFCA is situated where the borders of Angola, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe converge. Officially proclaimed in 2011 at nearly 170,000 square miles, (roughly the size of Sweden) it is the largest conservation area in the world.

Learn more how your purchase will help protect Elephants...

Orangutan Conservation in Malaysia

MALAYSIA Orangutans are an endangered species with more than 80% of their former habitat now lost. In Sabah, Malaysia, on the island of Borneo, many orangutan populations exist outside of primary forest reserves. The Kinabatangan Orangutan Conservation Programme (KOCP) was established by HUTAN to achieve long-term viability of orangutan populations and support local development compatible with habitat and wildlife conservation.

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Rhino Conservation in Botswana

BOTSWANA In the 1980s, the rhino poaching crisis in Africa intensified to the point where rhinos were extirpated from Zambia and Botswana. Today black rhinos number nearly 5,000 animals, with the largest populations in South Africa, Namibia, Kenya and Zimbabwe. Over the past few years, rhinos have been particularly hard-hit by well-organized gangs of poachers across southern Africa. Throughout the region, emphasis is being placed on creating more, large, viable populations of black rhino as a survival measure.

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Gorilla Conservation in the Congo

In 2008, western gorillas were re-classified as Critically Endangered by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) based on projected population declines. The primary threats are loss of habitat, poaching and disease. Mbeli Bai is a large swampy forest clearing situated in the south-west corner of the Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park in northern Congo.

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