lifesized sculpture of an American Manatee with artist Jacha Potgieter

Saving the Deep – an exhibition by Jacha Potgieter in Chester Cathedral July 1st – October 31st 2019

My latest exhibition comprising of 12 recycling sculptures is raising awareness of endangered marine species and highlighting the problem of plastic pollution in our oceans.

The Scent of Love

Panda conservation takes precedence over protection of all species

Dalmatian Pelicans of Greece

Jacha took a trip to Greece to photograph these incredible birds

Gava Kids visit

Jacha and Gwyn visited Gava Kids to see how they were getting on

Rhino horn and Tiger bone

Jacha's reaction to China lifting the ban on trade in rhino horn and tiger bone

Hummingbird love spells

A new installation showcasing Jacha's interpretation of the hummingbird love spells

Remembering Great Apes Book Launch

A night to remember at the book launch in London

The Central African Republic

Jacha's recently visited the Central African Republic where he was able to get some fantastic images of pangolins, gorillas and elephants.

Rachel and Larry visit Betws-y-Coed

The Ape Action Africa team came to visit Jacha

Digital Camera Magazine

Remembering Great Apes is featured in June 2018's issue of Digital Camera Magazine

Chimpanzee beer has landed

We have now launched our 4th ape beer

Remembering Great Apes

One of Jacha's photographs has been chosen to be part of the Remembering Wildlife books.


Inspired by the bushmeat trade Jacha created these two photographs to raise awareness

Indonesian Dancing Monkeys

Moved by the upsetting dancing monkey trade in Indonesia Jacha created this thought provoking piece.

Tigers of India

Breathtaking sightings of the Bengal Tigers of India

Namibia and Honeybun

A magical encounter with a special pangolin

Falkland Island wildlife photography trip

A snapshot of Jacha's visit to the Falkland Islands

Fauna and Flora International

Jacha has been invited to talk to the FFI North West Group at Chester Zoo

Totoaba sculpture

Jacha has a new sculpture on display at The Platform Galeri

For Primates, by Primates

Limited edition chocolate

Pain forms the character

A book charting the conservation programmes on Marion Island

Dr.Sen Orangutan Sculpture

Jacha created a recycling sculpture to welcome some special guests.

School Visits

Jacha often visits schools to spread a message of conservation

Time is running out

Conservation art to raise awareness of the plight of the Rhino and Elephant.

Woodheys Primary School

Jacha visited a school in Sale, Manchester to talk about Orangutans

Ape Action Africa Ambassador

An honour for Jacha as he is made the charity's first ambassador.

Conservation Beer

Raising money and awareness for apes through beer!

Snow Leopards in The Himalayas

Possession Island

Raising awareness of declining seabird populations


Rydal Penrhos School Visit

Jacha and his assistant Kate visited Rydal Penrhos School in Colwyn Bay


Jacha and his team take on the challenge of climbing Africa's highest peak.

Stag Beetles

The impact that "beetle mania" is having on insect populations

Diversions Magazine

Jacha's photographs have been used to accompany an article on Borneo.

Hangin’ Pizzeria

Helping the apes while enjoying delicious pizzas

Bali Starlings

Raising awareness of the declining population of these beautiful birds

House of Commons and The Getty Gallery exhibitions

Spreading the conservation message through art

Wild About Art

Educating children on conservation through art.

Cristian the Orangutan Sculpture

Orangutan sculpture made entirely from rubbish collected on the beach

Orangutan Appeal UK Ambassador

A proud moment for Jacha as he is announced as the new ambassador for the charity.

Dog meat trade

Traumatised by the treatment of the dogs in the Asian dog meat trade, Jacha created this installation to express his feelings.

Jacha visits Sepilok Rehabilitation Centre

Jacha and Gwyn visit Borneo to see the work being done by Orangutan Appeal UK

Gava Kids

Supporting Namibia's children through education

Hangin’ Wild

Introducing a new range of conservation t.shirts

Llanberis Brownies visit

Jacha visited the Llanberis Brownies to talk about Orangutans

Ysgol Talhaiarn School Visit

Jacha visited a school in Abergele to talk about Orangutans

Palm Civet sculptures

Jacha created these two sculptures to raise awareness of the treatment of palm civets in the coffee trade.

Africa Geographic Blog

Jacha was invited to write a blog article about his conservation art


Raising awareness of the most trafficked mammal in the world.

Fundraising events for Orangutan Appeal UK

Two events hosted by OAUK to raise vital funds

Canned Hunting

The lion hunting industry in South Africa

Community art project

Introducing Edith the Rhino

Ysgol Emmanuel School visit

Jacha visited a school in Rhyl to talk about orangutans

Platform Galeri is open for business.

A long awaited dream come true.

The Last Ape

A large eye catching piece of work symbolising the threat faced by the great apes

Alpine Apartments

Step into something different. The natural beauty of Snowdonia meets eclectic style in Jacha's luxurious boutique lets.

Hope 4 Apes Gala Dinner

An evening with David Attenborough

Merchiston Castle School

Spreading the conservation message through art.

Jacha visits Cameroon

Volunteering with Ape Action Africa