A Little Goes a Long Way
It is no secret that wildlife across the African continent is under siege. Every year, elephants are being hunted for their ivory, rhinos for their horns, and lions for their trophy status. The numbers speak for themselves: African elephants now number around 350,000, down from 10 million over 100 years ago, and there are fewer than 25,000 rhinos left on the entire continent.
Wildlife habitats are also under siege. Savannahs, wetlands, woodlands, and forests are now almost entirely restricted to African national parks due to the demands of an ever-increasing human population. Entire ecosystems and biomes urgently need to be conserved before they are lost forever. Fortunately, there are people who are passionate about protecting Africa’s nature, doing everything they can to put a stop to the destruction in their own “little” way.
Meet Bruce Little. From professional game ranger to master sculptor, this South African-born artist and committed conservationist perfectly captures the spirits of the wild animals he has spent most of his life observing, living amongst, and protecting through his sculptures. This self-taught, visceral artist holds his subjects extremely close to his heart and, through his unique technique, manages to perfectly embody and capture their innate personalities, attitudes, and graceful movements, sharing the magic of nature with the world. In doing so, Little hopes to inspire more people to pay attention to the very real difficulties these animals face in Africa, hopefully driving