Pan African Conservation Education
Siren Conservation Education
These cartoons for Siren's PACE programme implemented across several African nations became part of a collaborative package including a children's book with artwork by Tanzanian artist Godfrey Semwaiko, as well as a series of films featuring sustainable development projects in Tanzania, Kenya, South Africa and Zambia.

Note the sparse use of colour. This technique enabled me to align effort with a limited budget, and also achieve a certain visual impact.
Plastic waste is a problem the world over. Ghanaian officials are concerned about it's impact on tourism.
Communities in South Africa's townships ingeniously recycle rubbish into tourist souvenirs.

Dried elephant dung can be made into paper. Everybody is happy about this, except the dung beetles of course.
Marauding elephants can be dissuaded from raiding crops by planting chilies. Elephants don't like chili.

Live trees provide a vital service: shade, among other things.
An interesting energy alternative to fossil fuels is biogas.

With a little investment and training, permaculture is a viable option for daily subsistence.

  "Tyre gardens" - depicted here behind the fence - allow people to grow their own vegetables even in densely populated urban environments. Better than shopping, any day...

Invasive water hyacinth is a grave problem for the health of aquatic ecosystems upon which millions of people depend, as is the case for Lake Victoria for example.

Another one about using elephant dung to make paper. If trees could talk I'm sure this is what they would be saying...

Human - wildlife conflict.

A simple comic strip illustrating a case study of solid waste management in Sri Lanka. I'm not sure why it was part of the PACE programme, but many similar initiatives are applied in Africa.

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