Friday, July 30, 2010

1st Africa Weeks for the Animals August 2-15, 2010!

(Lukasa, Zambia) Animal World USA-International is pleased to announce that the 1st Africa Weeks for the Animals has kicked off Monday, August 2, 2010. It will be celebrated through Sunday, August 15th. This time will highlight the importance that African animals play in our world and help African organizations to help the animals.

The weeks are designed to celebrate and build awareness on behalf of Africa's animals, as well as recognize all who support them. 1st Africa Weeks for the Animals is bringing together educators, advocates, humane organizations, sanctuaries, students, community leaders, and caring citizens in an important week of activities. Children are a big part of the week and will be featured in many ways. Entertainers are lending their talents for the animals, as well.

Art of Conservation, Inc is creating artwork in honor of the 1st Africa Weeks for the Animals. Founder Julie Ghrist, a beautiful soul and founder, is encouraging the young ones and sharing their beautiful artwork on their website. They started on August 2nd and will be creating artwork everyday! We are so grateful and our hearts are filled with joy seeing their inspiring work. Visit

The weeks will also feature festivals and events, educational activities, animal watching/walking tours, farm animal day, camel festival, blessing of the animals, low cost vaccination/spay and neuter opportunities, gorilla tours, feral cat spay initiative, young people creating art and/or essays about primates, golf day benefit for homeless animals, charity dinner for wildlife, initiative to help stop the highway propsed through the Serengheti, book sales for homeless dogs and more! The events will shine the spotlight on the amazing animals and compassionate people of Africa.

If you would like to learn more, become involved, organize an event, please call 877-454-0807 or visit the official website at
You may also learn more about the AWUSA-International Weeks campaign at

1 comment:

Michelle Buckalew said...

From the truly wonderful organization Art of Conservation in Rwanda, Africa:

"We're getting started!"

Julie Ghrist, founder of Art of Conservation

Note: Rwanda is known as the Land of a Thousand Hills, is a landlocked country located in the Great Lakes region of eastern-central Africa, bordered by Uganda, Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Tanzania.

Although close to the equator, the country has a cool temperate climate due to its high elevation. The terrain consists mostly of grassy uplands and gently rolling hills. Abundant wildlife, including rare mountain gorillas!