What is the ARK ANGEL SOCIETY?
So… here’s a personal invitation from me, Amelia Kinkade:
I’ve lived my entire life just for this moment… for the opportunity to say to you…
What if you could actually feel empowered to help animals and nurture this planet at the same time? What if you felt “at home” on Earth, knowing that you have the power to help our planet through this time of crisis? Would you like to be an agent of positive change in this world? Amelia Kinkade provides an answer with her Ark Angel Society. A new nonprofit charity designed to educate children about the value of wildlife and help save endangered species from extinction.
Welcome to my world!
Championing beauty and innocence in all its forms – both in humans and in other animals — Ark Angel is devoted to reaching children who need to grow up with a sense of belonging on Earth and the self-esteem to know they can make a difference in the restoration of our planet and its endangered wildlife. We can’t start with saving the animals. We must start by educating and enlightening the next generation of children who will save them.
Are you meant to be an Ark Angel? If you have the aching desire, the burning – maybe angry, maybe tired, maybe frustrated – hope that we can still somehow save this planet, you are an Ark Angel. If you love animals so much that they help connect you with some dim half-forgotten knowledge that there is a God and we have a place in His world, you are an Ark Angel. Is there anything we can do? Individually, no. Absolutely nothing. But together? YES!
Ark Angel teaches the belief that worship does not require a physical building, but rather by carrying a temple within our own spirits, we can discover a new way of honoring the Spirit of God within all intelligent life forms – even if they have paws, whiskers, hooves, and wings. One who practices this becomes a new kind of “angel” who wields a bold philosophy – a way of life spent revering the earth and taking the responsibility for the welfare of fellow Earth creatures. This perspective means that we are here to be stewards of our world and we all have a job to do in order to continue to live alongside Earth’s magnificent animals. It’s a fresh approach, a hands-on intervention which provides a means of co-existing with Nature by enlightening children, lifting the burden that humans have heaped onto the shoulders of innocent animals, and a way of finding hope, direction, and meaning in our lives.
Let’s work together so that our great- grandchildren will be able to enjoy the splendor of Nature and her diversity of wild animals. Ark Angel is a call to arms. Spread your wings! Join the flock!
In May 20, 2015, ARK ANGEL was approved for non-profit status, and is now an official non-profit charity, based in Los Angeles, California. In is now possible to write off contributions in the U.S. as tax deductions. Tax ID: 47-1813495
How it began:
ARK ANGEL 2015: SAVE OUR LIONS
The children of Africa spelled it out for the rest of the world: “WE LOVE CECIL!” Ark Angel was in the Beretta School at Kruger National Park in August of 2015, campaigning to the littlest conservationists of the future, who are already quite convinced they will do everything in their power to protect, not hurt their lions. The Cecil Fund is Ark Angel’s first campaign to protect Africa lions from poaching and the canned lion hunting industry. Funds raised through the Cecil Fund were contributed to the education of African children so that they will learn to rescue lions from peril. If you love Cecil the Lion, too, please help Ark Angel educate the next generation of little lion lovers so that they grow up to be animal protectors, not poachers.
ARK ANGEL 2014: SAVE OUR ELEPHANTS!
In November of 2014, I flew to Zambia and visited schools so that I could talk to the students about the tragedy of animal poaching. I also led safaris in South Luangwa National Park where baby elephants and lions get caught in snares set by poachers. Zambia has lost 40% of its elephants to illegal ivory poaching in the last century. I decided to start with the poachers of the future, before they are indoctrinated into a world of black market corruption. Working with an innovative organization called Chipembele, which teaches conservation to African children, I visited the Chiwawatala school in Mfuwe. This is rural Africa, where food and school funding are scarce. Here in the wildest “bush,” school is considered a rare privilege and the children who get to go to school must be sponsored. Without this sponsorship, most would be at home in huts with dirt floors, unable to obtain the education that many children around the world take for granted.
I had the children talk about elephants, dance as elephants, draw elephants in two-figure compositions – that means I didn’t ask the kids to draw isolated elephants, or just the “outer edges” of elephants, but elephants portrayed not as two-dimensional objects or as “menaces” which is how they’re perceived in Africa , but as living, thinking, loving beings who live in family groups and have relationships with each other. The drawings were the most tender, caring, thoughtful and skillful drawings I’ve ever seen drafted by a group of fifty 8-14 year olds.
But the true success happened when I asked the kids to improvise plays to act out their perceptions of elephant poaching. When I asked the kids if they thought a baby elephant would miss his mother if she got killed, they all shouted in unison, “Noooo!” So I directed a girl to play the mommy elephant, another girl play the auntie, and a little boy to play the baby elephant. I had one boy volunteer to be the big bad poacher! The “poacher” shot the mommy and the auntie. Both girls fell to the floor.
The little African boy playing the baby elephant, shuffled over to his ‘dead’ aunt and mother and just gently nudged them with his hand, pretending it was his trunk. He mourned their loss so beautifully, he made it look so sad even without words. After this amazing pantomime, I asked the class, “NOW do you think a baby elephant would miss his mother if she got poached?” and they all said, “Yes!” I had them yell at the top of their lungs, “Poacher-NO! Protector-YES! Poacher-NO! Protector-YES!” It was a big WIN and I can’t wait to do more of this in schools all over the world and get you involved, too.
Please watch this heart-warming video from my 2015 safari and help me save the big-nosed stars of the show, our most beloved Elders on the land masses of this planet!
My elephants are still in trouble!
Ark Angel needs to visit African schools with new wildlife education and conservation programs in 2022 to help SAVE the Earth’s last remaining wild African elephants.
So Ark Angel needs YOUR help! Please support me as I build an “ark” for the last remaining endangered species on this planet and educate the children who will grow up to be their keepers…or their killers.
Please enjoy these shows from the The Sacred Harmony Safari 2015 and see what Ark Angel has been doing in Africa!
ARK ANGEL 2017: SAVE OUR PANGOLIN!
“Sanctuary! Not Soup!” What do these pages spell out?
“WE PROTECT PANGOLIN!”
Ark Angel put its focus on the precious Pangolin of Zimbabwe in the Kapane, Zika, and Ngamo schools and Amelia’s Ark Angel is growing!
In 2017 Amelia was invited to the home of Cecil the Lion, the lion who was so tragically murdered by an American “hunter” in a canned lion hunt. Seeing that the Cecil campaign was such a success, Amelia continued to follow her heart and her passion into the heart of Africa: Zimbabwe. Amelia’s campaign to stop lion and elephant poaching is ongoing and takes place alongside education about other endangered species.
Amelia accepted the invitation to the Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe, by Isabel Lynch and Lindsay Norman, founders of the Hwange School Project.
Amelia and her team could personally touch the lives of children in rural villages to teach them about the evils of canned lion hunting as well as the poaching of Pangolin. Ark Angel visited the Tsholotsho district schools neighbouring the Hwange National Park so that Amelia and her team could personally interact with the children in rural villages to teach them about the tragedy of poaching innocent little Pangolin.
The Pangolin is the single most illegally trafficked animal on earth and their complete extinction is eminent if we don’t do something NOW! These mysterious gentle beings are in great peril and will soon face total annihilation. The Ark Angel Pangolin Campaign is entitled: “Sanctuary not SOUP!”
Amelia and her team taught children in three schools in Zimbabwe about the possibilities of getting lucrative jobs in the tourism business so that they can grow up to conserve their national treasures: lions, elephants, and the magical Pangolin—what few there are left on the planet. Let’s gather our strength and educate children about these remarkable animals before the Pangolin leave this earth forever. Your love and concern MATTER!
Pangolin are on the critically endangered species list, meaning that they are one of the most endangered animals on Earth, and they exist only in few places on the planet–Zimbabwe and even hidden in the bush of Zambia.
Zimbabwe is one of their only natural habitats on Earth, but they are being poached so dramatically, they are about to leave the planet completely–unless we do something FAST! Amelia did something fast, and flew to Africa to draw Pangolin, dance as Pangolin, eat as Pangolin (with their long sticky tongues, this was fun!) and to make up theater games about Pangolin and poachers so that these children understand there are alternatives to giving in to an evil poacher who will offer them vast sums of money. Moyo, my amazing volunteer, works for the school district in Zimbabwe to raise funds so that these children can go to school. He’s demonstrating here how easy it is for a poacher to pick up a defenseless Pangolin and walk off with it. One of my American volunteers, Elaine Goodrich, noticed that two of the children in our classroom did not have shoes. She was reduced to tears. She made a generous donation on the spot so that all these children would have shoes on their feet. Choosing to help these children is easier than you may think. Helping is its own reward, and nothing could bring more joy than helping the children and endangered animals of this world, even if it means one at a time. If we don’t, who will?
“We can do no great things. Only small things with great love.”