When Margot Raggett, a former PR director turned wildlife photographer, encountered a poached elephant during a photography tour in Northern Kenya, she was determined to take action in whatever way possible.
This is how she settled on the idea for her acclaimed photobook series, Remembering Wildlife. Each book features images from leading wildlife photographers and celebrates the beauty, but also highlights the plight of an endangered species.
We looked at Margot Raggett’s beginnings as a wildlife photographer and conservationist in a 2018 interview. Since then, she has added three more books to the series and continues to raise hundreds of thousands of pounds for conservation projects throughout Africa and Asia.
“As the series has progressed, the type of projects we support has also changed. Poaching remains a serious threat, but the bigger challenge is finding ways for humans and wildlife to coexist, and the projects we support reflect this,” she explains.
We were able to catch up with her following the exhibition accompanying her most recent photo book, Remembering African Wild Dogs. Here are her thoughts on how things have progressed, as well as some of the work that still needs to be done.