Millie Marotta teams up with Born Free Foundation for the release of her new book Millie Marotta’s Wild Savannah

The author of the UK’s bestselling non-fiction book of 2015, Millie Marotta, has joined the Born Free Foundation as a patron to coincide with the release of her third book, Millie Marotta’s Wild Savannah (Batsford £9.99) out on February 11th.

Millie’s latest book presents a series of intricate illustrations inspired by the swaying grassland savannahs of Africa, Asia, Australia and South America. By joining forces with the Born Free Foundation, Millie hopes to encourage a wider appreciation of these fascinating habitats and the issues facing the animals that live there.

As part of her patronage, Millie plans to aid Born Free with its work in Kenya helping people to live in harmony with wild animals by encouraging local schoolchildren to engage with wildlife through art.

Millie said: “I am thrilled to be joining forces with the Born Free Foundation, a charity whose vital work protecting wildlife in Africa and around the world has always been close to my heart. With savannah grasslands at the centre of my new book, it seems fitting to use its release as a platform to raise awareness of these habitats and the endangered species that occupy them.

I’m also looking forward to visiting Kenya to host art workshops in the local schools, where arts education is under developed. I hope this will inspire future generations to fall in love with the natural world.”

In order to raise vital funds for the initiative, Millie and Pavilion Books, of which Batsford is an imprint, will release 250 signed, limited edition art prints of the striking lion image featured in Millie Marotta’s Wild Savannah, to be sold exclusively on at £25 each. All proceeds will go to the charity as part of its 50th Anniversary Year of Lion campaign.

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