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Greg Poole obituary

To our great shock and regret, we had to say goodbye to our friend the artist Greg Poole. I made the first preparation trip for the ANF project in India together with Greg and the late John Busby 24 years ago. An unforgettable trip and so many very fond memories of both of them.After that first trip Greg joined us on several other projects and it was a delight to have him as one of the group! In the morning of Thursday January the 10th 2019, together with friends and family, many ANF artists gathered in Bristol, UK. to celebrate Greg, the man, his art, music, his life! Ysbrand Brouwers…

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Greg Poole obituary
ANF heeft de ANBI status verkregen

ANF heeft de ANBI status verkregen

ANF is sinds begin dit jaar een als ‘Algemeen Nut Beoogende Instelling’ (ANBI) geregistreerde stichting. Dit betekent dat u ANF als particulier of namens uw bedrijf op een fiscaal vriendelijke manier kunt steunen. Uw eenmalige of periodieke gift is dan aftrekbaar van uw inkomsten- of vennootschapsbelasting. Support ANF

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ANF Projects and Results 1990 – 2018

Conservation Results for 14 Projects: ANF Projects and Results 1990 - 2018 (PDF) >>    

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ANF Projects and Results 1990 – 2018
Oder Delta Guesthouse in the small village Kopice, Poland

Oder Delta Guesthouse in the small village Kopice, Poland

When we woke up the first morning in the yard of Iwona and Reginald, a pair of Fieldfares was looking for worms next to the camper. From 3 sides we heard Cranes calling and the Golden Oriole was singing nearby as well. A White Stork was looking for something to eat in the high grass and the power-line was full of Barn Swallows and House Martins and their nests were glued under the roof rims everywhere. A few steps from the gate a Roe doe with two calves crossed the road and that same evening during a short walk outside the campsite, we heard several Corn Crakes and saw at least…

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Paul Winter – Saving the Dead Sea

Here is a fantastic film by Israeli filmmaker Yuval Dax of musician Paul Winter talking about the Dead Sea. The Dead Sea is shrinking at an alarming rate due to man's need for water from its tributaries for human and agricultural consumption from all sides of the Rift Valley. The Dead Sea is also being exploited and drained for its rich mineral resources notably the extraction of Potash. This is far more visible on the Israeli side as the sea is much shallower and can be seen receding very clearly over great distances about a meter a year at current rates.

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Paul Winter – Saving the Dead Sea
Nick Derry – Red Fox

Nick Derry – Red Fox

The lowest place on Earth is getting lower and lower. I have had the enormous privilege to be part of the Artists for Nature Foundation's project to raise awareness of the plight of this unique place. I'm working while the memories are still fresh! So happy to have opaque media in my repertoire again! Red Fox of the subspecies palaestina. In front of sink holes on the Israeli side of the Dead Sea with Jordan opposite. To find out more about Nick's work visit the Nick Derry Wildlife Artist Facebook Page - https://www.facebook.com/Nick-Derry-Wildlife-Artist-156193037758726/

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The Artists For Nature Dead Sea Project Makes TV Headlines

Israeli TV Channel 1 news report from March 29th on the Artists for Nature Bringing the Dead Sea to Life through Art and Music project 2017 http://192.118.60.6/radiomp4/2017/03/29/7669960.mp4  

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The Artists For Nature Dead Sea Project Makes TV Headlines
A Steppe Eagle flying over the Eilat Mountains

A Steppe Eagle flying over the Eilat Mountains

Here is some fantastic footage produced by Taiwanese photographer Chieh-Te Liang of a Steppe Eagle over the Eilat Mountains https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2foXyI--ubqaURjS1pvaHlobHc/view

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Chieh Te Liang’s video of our visit to Wadi Zarkee Main

Chieh Te Liang filmed the Artists for Nature in Jordan. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2foXyI--ubqWk53blBuTkhmYkk/view

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Chieh Te Liang’s video of our visit to Wadi Zarkee Main
MacQueen’s Bustard and Sandgrouse

MacQueen’s Bustard and Sandgrouse

Today the artists had a very early start to see the MacQueen's Bustard and the extremely elusive Sandgrouse. We set off at 5 am, which means in fact 4 am since the clock went an hour forward. With the very first sunlight we arrived at the hide close to the Egyptian border. Shortly later two Mac Queen's Bustartds started to display We watched them for a while and then hurried on to go to the goat farm of Celia a few kilometers further. Celia welcomed us with coffee and tea. Time went by, but the Sandgrouse didn't show up. Obviously they were also irritated by the time change. Anna Kirk-Smith started to…

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The Desert Sparrow

From Amir Balaban we learned that the Desert Sparrow builds a large, hollow, round nest of sticks and twigs in which the female lay her eggs. The interior becomes a microclimate that keeps the eggs from becoming too warm under the hot Israeli sun, where temperatures can easily reach 50 degrees. The eggs now should not get warmer than the 38 degrees needed to develop the chicks - the adults do not even need to incubate them. Laurent Willenger had the good luck to observe the rare sparrows.

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The Desert Sparrow
En Avdat and the Ben Gurion Centre

En Avdat and the Ben Gurion Centre

Today the artists split in two groups. One part explored the National Park En Avedat, an expressive river bed with huge cliff formations, home to 6 pairs of breeding Griffon Vultures, plentiful ibex and  abundant lizard life! The other group went to the Ben Gurion's burial place, a lush oasis on the top of a hill, surrounded by a dramatic desert scene. The place is visited by a lot of different species of birds. Lizards, Ibexes and all kind of other animals and insects found a home here. Bruce Pearson saw an Egyptian vultures passing by and painted it in water colours.

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Palestinian, Israeli and Bedouin children for the Dead Sea

After the gathering at the Wadi David Nature Reserve where Israeli, Bedouin and Palestinian children met and worked with the Artists for Nature group. The children went on to the Dead Sea in the afternoon and spelled out their wish for the future: 'Save the Dead Sea'. Israeli filmmaker Yuval Dax created this image using a drone.

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Palestinian, Israeli and Bedouin children for the Dead Sea
Paul Winter at the Dead Sea Beach

Paul Winter at the Dead Sea Beach

American musician Paul Winter performing at the Dead Sea Beach. A celebration of the Sea's strange beauty and a lament for the Dead Sea's plight. The Dead Sea is shrinking at an alarming rate due to man's need for water from its tributaries for human and agricultural consumption from all sides of the Rift Valley. It is far more visible on the Israeli side as the sea is much shallower and can be seen receding very clearly over great distances. Video by Ranate Zoller Your browser does not support the video tag.

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Get-together in Wadi David

When King David had to hide from King Solomon, he went to the desert, to one of the nicest places in it. The Wadi David is a lush paradise in the middle of rough, reddish mountains and right above the Dead Sea. Two springs have created an oasis of wild life which is abundant and remarkably unperturbed by human presence. It's on of the best places for the artists to work in for this reason. Today the artists met here with a group of Palestinian, Israeli and Bedouin children and helped them see and record through drawing the miracles of this rich and abundant landscape.  

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Get-together in Wadi David

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