Monday, January 11, 2010

The Endangered Species Print Project

I just found out about a really neat project used to raise awareness and funding for endangered species: The Endangered Species Print Project.

The Endangered Species Print Project offers limited-edition art prints of critically endangered species. The number of prints available corresponds with the remaining animal or plant populations. For example, only 45 Amur Leopards remain in the wild, so for this edition, only 45 prints will ever be made. A different organization, whose mission is to the ensure the survival of the species depicted, is chosen for each print. 100% of the sales of ESPP prints are donated to these conservation organizations.
As both an artist and a biologist, I think this is an excellent idea. If your walls are looking a bit bland and you have a little extra money, consider contributing to this great cause. The also have a corresponding blog where you can keep up with information about endangered species.

(Via bioephemera)

10 comments:

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  2. "A different organization, whose mission is to the ensure the survival of the specie depicted,"
    SPECIES. Specie means coin.

    That's a very cool idea. I may buy one of those.

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  3. Better hurry. I just nabbed a Leopard.

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  4. I wonder where the paper came from the make these prints? Probably from land that was cleared to plant trees that will eventually be turned into paper.

    I'm no greenie, however I think people should just donate money instead of buying crap to make themselves feel better.

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  5. um, yeah. MOST people like to have SOMETHING on their walls. It's that enjoying art thing that humans do.

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  6. The writtenwordreviews is right about how people should just donate money without having to get some product in return. Then again, this clearly isn't happening enough. Maybe efforts like this will spark some of the anti-charity crowd to do something positive.

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  7. Killjoy. Maybe I just like cats?

    Sorry for being rude. I was in a foul mood and comment bombed.

    However, I would like to make a point. There is far too much back patting in most donation. If the person wants to buy the art, then fair enough. I just don't support people feeling good about themselves for consuming, as if they are actually doing a favour to others.

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  8. Spelling failure on "Circle."

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