President's Message

Jeffrey Whiting - President & Founder of Artists for Conservation

We live during an extraordinary period in history. Most who read this may well see over one-third of Earth's species vanish, along with dozens of human cultural lines and languages. The challenge of climate change, loss of biodiversity, desertification, overpopulation, and deforestation - each on its own - stands to adversely affect us all.

Together, these challenges represent symptoms of a global pattern of impact by humans on the web of life that supports us.

Many artists today are active participants in an important movement, channeling artistic talent toward addressing the challenge of achieving a sustainable future. At the forefront of this movement is AFC.

Our vision today is more important than ever: To lead a global artistic movement that inspires individuals and organizations to preserve and sustain our natural heritage by uniting the talent and passion of the world's most gifted nature artists.

You can become part of this movement by joining our talented group, purchasing art in support of conservation, providing us with feedback, becoming a partner organization, volunteering, donating, continuing the dialogue, sponsoring, advertising, and most importantly, helping us spread the word. Feel free to also send me a personal note to

With your generosity and support, we can continue our movement and our programs to create lasting pillars of support for the environment we depend on.

I hope you will explore the work we do and join us in our effort to ensure that future generations continue to enjoy and protect our fragile planet.

The AFC team looks forward to hearing from you!


Jeff Whiting, H.B.Sc., SAA, AFC
President & Founder
Artists for Conservation

Fellow International, Explorer's Club
Signature Member, Society of Animal Artists
Birds In Art Alumnus
Business in Vancouver 40-Under-40, 2012 award winner


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