The Children’s Book Creators for Conservation (CBCC) is a collective group of children’s book authors and illustrators who share a love of the planet, support conservation efforts, and believe that protecting biodiversity and re-wilding our planet is essential for a better tomorrow. Our mission is to partner with conservation organizations like Wild Tomorrow, and use our creative storytelling skills to amplify their work and make lasting connections with young readers.
SOUTH AFRICA VOLUNTEER TRIP WITH WILD TOMORROW
In October of 2023, the CBCC set forth on their first volunteer trip in South Africa with Wild Tomorrow, a United States (501c3)/South African (PBO) nonprofit that is working to expand wild places, protect wildlife, and support local communities in one of the most biodiverse hotspots in the world. A few of the conservation-focused opportunities included assisting at the local Zulu orphanage and creche (preschool), searching alongside a team of rangers for snares laid by poachers, removing invasive species from reclaimed land, banding birds for research, endangered species conservation interventions such as rhino trimming, elephant collaring, visiting a local rhino orphanage and more. In addition to their volunteer work, the team also worked creatively in the bush itself, sketching, photographing, writing and collaborating with the intention of cultivating conservation focused stories to bring home and share with young readers everywhere.
Follow along with our adventure on IG or FB!
Come along on our adventure by following us on Instagram or our Facebook Group. We will keep you updated with everything the CBCC is doing leading up to and during our trip!
You have the opportunity to actively and directly save wildlife and wild places, too. As part of our work in South Africa this fall, the CBCC hopes to raise $20,000 to directly support these efforts with Wild Tomorrow. Each dollar goes towards everything from rhino interventions (such as a trimming or dehorning, an anti-poaching method of rescue--more info here), providing school lunches at the local orphanage, or giving a ranger a much-needed pair of boots for their critical work protecting the wildlife itself.
Any amount helps! You can see exactly how your donation will be used towards the efforts being made with Wild Tomorrow:
You can also purchase some incredible prints from our CBCC artists. 100% of all profits will be donated directly to Wild Tomorrow to fund the incredible work they do protecting wildlife and restoring wild places. Visit the CBCC Etsy store today!
If you are a traditionally published children's book author, illustrator, or someone working in the children's publishing industry who is passionate about conservation and interested in becoming part of our group, we would love to hear from you. We are a community that supports diversity and inclusion with a common goal to bridge the children's publishing world with conservation efforts worldwide through the work we do.