Project WILD and Montegrappa depart Africa in search of cooler climes. Their newest collaboration with wildlife photographers and campaigners, Helle and Uri Løvevild Golman, ventures to the Arctic, where climactic extremes are as different as day and night.
The WILD Nature Foundation founders' devotion to the world's most remote locations highlights what we all stand to lose. Two-tone Montegrappite emulates the moods of the threatened region in dazzling shades of blue. Montegrappa's proprietary artisanal resin offers efficiencies that reduce the waste of conventional acrylics.
- The 'Ghost of the Arctic': the snowy owl's wing feather is a staple of all Project WILD editions. A custom steel clip symbolizes the fragility of nature - and Helle and Uri's enduring efforts to preserve it.
- "What you love - You will Protect." Engraved into the cap top, Project WILD's mantra and expedition patch offers direction - and a remind that love is always the answer.
- Spread the word. Limited editions of 999 fountain pens, rollerballs, and ballpoints are accompanied by a selection of postcards featuring Project WILD's finest polar wildlife images.
- The WILD: Arctic arrives in a beautiful gift box.
“What you love ⋅ You will protect” is the mantra of an exotic new writing instrument made by Montegrappa in collaboration with National Geographic Explorers and Photographers, Uri and Helle Løvevild Golman. The Danish couple’s search for the world’s most elusive wildlife has earned them a formidable reputation. Now their attention is focused on tangible conservation actions, and the creation of the WILD Nature Foundation.
The WILD Explorer expedition badge engraved into the finial reinforces its sense of purpose, but the design’s coup de grâce is undoubtedly its feather-shaped pocket-clip. Besides its striking beauty, the clip represents an intimate symbol of the Golmans’ professional and private lives together.
Their relationship began when Uri gifted Helle a wing feather left behind by a Snowy Owl. Since that moment, the couple has embarked on countless expeditions together and seen their work published in many of the world’s leading periodicals. The feather is tattooed onto Uri’s forearm – a permanent memento of love and a shared passion for the wild.
But the couple’s fruitful career suffered a terrible interruption when, in December 2017, they were brutally attacked in a crowded Libreville market. Both were wounded, and while Helle was able to beat off their attacker, the severity of Uri’s injuries saw him placed in an induced coma. When he awoke, he had lost his powers of speech and mobility.
Nearly three years on, Uri’s rehabilitation continues under Helle’s care, and the couple harbour strong hopes of returning to the wild. From their Danish base, they have set up the WILD Nature Foundation – a non-profit with an ambitious agenda of conservation awareness and action.
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