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“Hudson Conservation Talk Series” Launches on June 11th at Time & Space Limited in Hudson NY

June 6, 2023

Hemingway Gallery and Safaris is proud to announce the launch of “Hudson Conservation Talks.” Following a fascinating educational lecture that will include insights from the most prominent pioneers in wildlife conservation, we are inviting you to a party to mingle with your friends and neighbors over local specialties, catered exclusively by Talbott & Arding.

The mission of the Hudson Conservation Talks Series is to bring attention to the damage done to our planet because of the neglect in protecting wildlife from extinction. Founder Brian Gainsford has spent his career fighting on the front lines for wildlife conservation. With our inaugural talk, we are now bringing the “front lines” to Hudson. Please come join us!

The series launches with an exciting event at Time & Space in Hudson NY. Meet Gaelin Rosenwalks, scientist and author of Sperm Whales: The Gentle Goliaths of the Ocean.  Dive into the rich history of Hudson, a city whose foundation lies in the fascinating history of Sperm Whales. Let yourself be captivated by the astounding stories and images from Rosenwaks’s personal encounters with these magnificent creatures. Not only will you get a chance to learn about these majestic marine animals, but also about the progressive initiatives being taken to ensure their conservation.

The Sperm Whales: The Gentle Goliaths of the Ocean with Gaelin Rosenwaks
Date: June 11
Time: 4 PM
Location: Time & Space Limited (TSL)
434 Columbia Street, Hudson, NY
Get Tickets HERE
TSL members $12
General Public $15

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Wildlife crime is currently estimated to be the 4th most profitable global crime, and it is decimating our planet’s already vulnerable wildlife. The global trafficking of wildlife continues relentlessly, driving many species toward extinction. Massive efforts to raise awareness and reduce demand aren’t slowing one of the world’s most lucrative forms of transnational organized crime.

About Hemingway African Gallery & Safaris

Founded in 1975 by friends Brian Gaisford and Gregory Hemingway, Hemingway African Gallery & Safaris has spent more than four decades bringing African culture to new audiences. Now in its 45th year and under the direction of next generation, Logan and Tuck Gaisford, the art and travel venture is dedicated to educating and inspiring guests by spreading awareness of African artists, art preservation, and wildlife conservation. Hemingway Safaris have sought to introduce clients to a broader picture of Africa; one that embraces culture, remote wilderness, and animal conservation suited to the ecological commitments of our times. Brian has led more than 100 African safaris of all kinds in more than 20 countries over the last 40 years.


The gallery works side by side with Hemingway Safaris doing amazing animal conservation work while collecting art in the field. Hemingway Safaris runs six trips a year to countries all over Africa. Brian has seen it all, from Timbuktu to Cape Town. He has collected ancient art in the Bandigare Cliffs of Mali and sat with the Mountain Gorillas and Bonobos in the jungles of the Congo. Each piece in Hemingway Gallery represents one of these adventures.

Hemingway Gallery has hosted many enlightening events including an evening with Brent Stapelkamp, a wildlife photographer, and the researcher who last tracked and collared Cecil the Lion. Brent has studied lions in Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe for over nine years for Oxford University’s Wildlife and Conservation Research Unit (WildCRU). Brent founded The Soft Foot Alliance in 2016 which serves as a platform for the design and implementation of long-term sustainable solutions that promote human-wildlife coexistence. Lion, Hyena, Elephant, Baboon and Honey Badger are the focal species, as they have the greatest impact on the livelihoods of the people who live on the park’s boundaries. They have far-reaching ambitions to see and be part of a sustainable way of life whereby we are not just slowing down our impact on the planet but improving it.

We are dedicated to a host of preservation programs which include:

The Long Shields Lion Guardians
The Lion Guardians is a conservation organization dedicated to finding and enacting long-term solutions for people and lions to coexist across Kenya and Tanzania. Lion Guardians currently trains and supports a team of more than 80 East Africans who are actively protecting lions covering approximately 5,500 sq. kms (1.3 million acres.)

The Soft Foot Alliance Trust
The Soft foot alliance is dedicated to improving the lives and landscapes of people living on the boundary of Hwange national park and at the same time achieving a sustainable co-existence with wildlife.

Lola Ya Bonobo
The world’s only bonobo sanctuary, Lola ya Bonobo, rescues and rehabilitates these great apes from the notorious bush meat trade. Located in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Lola stands on the front line in the battle to protect bonobos from extinction. Bonobos, our closest living primate relatives, are female-led and are the most peaceful and amorous of all great apes.

Wild and Free Foundation
In 2011, after ten years in the African photographic safari industry, Matt Bracken became the first American to graduate from Protrack Anti-Poaching Ranger Training in South Africa, his mission was to protect rhinos from poachers. However, over time it became clear to Matt that the military approach to saving rhinos has severe limitations and unintended consequences. In 2014 Matt founded Wild and Free Foundation to curtail the extinction of the African rhino by engaging and uplifting the communities living next to rhinos where most rhino poachers come from. Matt has gone from hating the poachers to helping the poachers, and that has made all the difference. Hemingway Safaris had the privilege of sponsoring two men’s soccer teams in the Rhino Cup Champions League.  In 2019, A women’s league is created and begins with 10 teams from 10 local schools.  Season two of the men’s league is played with 2 new teams for a total of 14.  The league grows to 24 teams with 528 players and coaches, and over 16,000 spectators attend games throughout the season.  Over 2,000 spectators watch the final game and awards ceremony.




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For more information about Gaelin Rosenwaks and her work, visit

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