The Endangered Species Prints

Oddly enough, I first noticed The Endangered Species Print Project because their logo related to the "trees on turtle shells" post I had written a while back. The project is a collaboration between artists Jenny Kendler and Molly Shafer. It's a pretty clever idea - they release a limited edition of prints of an endangered specie, the number of prints corresponds with the number of remaining plants or animals. The money from each print is donated to an organization that is dedicated to protecting the survival of that species. Check out some of the great artwork you can buy to help their cause...

Golden-Crowned Sifaka by Jerstin Crosby
population in the wild: 1000
Madagascar Fish-Eagle by Matt Adrian
population in the wild: 222

Amur Leopard by Jenny Kendler
population in the wild: 45

Vancouver Island Marmot by Molly Shafer
population in the wild: 140

Panamanian Golden Frog by Jenny Kendler
population in the wild: 100

Seychelles Sheath-Tailed Bat by Molly Shafer
population in wild: 37

Indri Lemur by Jenny Kendler
population in wild: 1000

A Cry For Help

Thinkspace Gallery in LA is holding an awesome show called "A Cry For Help". 20% of all the profits are donated to Born Free - whose mission is to "end the suffering of wild animals in captivity, rescue individual animals in need, protect wildlife — including highly endangered species — in their natural habitats, and encourage compassionate conservation globally." The show runs from Jan. 8th, 2010 through Feb. 5th, 2010.

They have some really great artists participating in the show that it is hard to pick favorites. Here are a few of them. Make sure to check out the site - for other great ones.

Beggar by Joao Ruas
Every Promise Is Meant To Be Broken by Fumi Nakamura

Amongst - Carry Weapon by Ghostpatrol

Pika Mountain by Amy Sol

Rise of the Giant Panda by Paul Barnes

The Fading by Dan May

Nest Warmers by Apak

Presto Change-O' by Charlie Immer
On The Sweet Winter Eve of Brown Bear and Baby by Imminent Disaster

Fawn Study by Heiko Müller

Stranded by Leontine Greenberg

p.s. I find it really hard to not post the paintings with some of my favorite rarer animals. There are at least 2 red pandas and 2 moon bears and a gibbon in this show - make sure you look for those works!

Asian Forest

Here is a print I made with hand stitched background leaves. I'll put it for sale on our site shortly. And hopefully take some better pictures. This scan didn't come out great.

They don't all actually live together in one forest but they are all the animals are from Southern Asia and are suffering habitat loss. The animals are red panda, orangutan, slow loris, sika deer, bornean clouded leopard, sumatran rabit, panda.

Disney Nature

My two loves are together at last, Walt Disney Studios is coming out with its first full length nature documentary, called Earth. It opens April 22nd to celebrate Earth Day. Disney teamed up with producer Alastair Fothergill of Planet Earth and Blue Planet to create Earth. Looks like they are going super earth friendly and even recycling some of the film from Fothergill's earlier films.

Disney has pledged to plant one tree for every ticket sold in the first week in the Brazilian Atlantic forest, one of the most threatened rainforests in the world.