Update: the final bid price for Ivory Bill was £810 pounds - many thanks to the anonymous bidder.
Cambridge, UK, 2nd October—There’s only hours to go for your chance to become the proud owner of Ivory Bill, TRAFFIC’s hornbill statue that featured prominently in this year’s Edinburgh Jungle City 2011 event by placing the winning bid for him on eBay.
Organized by Elephant Family, Jungle City 2011 is raising funds for conservation of elephants and other wild animals in Asia’s rainforests.
Around 200 painted statues of animals ranging from Orangutans to crocodiles and Tigers were painted by professional artists and put on display around the City of Edinburgh, UK, this summer to raise awareness of the plight of the species in the wild.
Now the statues are being auctioned on eBay to raise funds for conservation, with TRAFFIC benefitting from the sale of Ivory Bill – but hurry; the bidding closes around 5 pm UK on Sunday 2nd October.
Ivory Bill was painted by renowned wildlife artist Richard Allen and sponsored on behalf of TRAFFIC by Joachim and Pereshia Berlenbach and their friends in recognition of Joachim’s 50th birthday.
So, if you wish to own a truly unique piece of artwork by Richard Allen, and help support TRAFFIC’s conservation work, now’s the time to place a bid.