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Many of the species I paint rely on support from wildlife conservation efforts, find out why, and how we can help below.

Species conservation

Great White Shark

(Carcharodon carcharias)

Sharks are vital for maintaining a healthy ocean ecosystem as a top predator. Their unjustified reputation and human harvest continues to cost millions of sharks their lives every single year.

White shark photo by Gerald Schömbs, wildlife conservation
White shark photo by Gerald Schömbs

Grey Wolf

(Canis lupus)

Opinions are divided when it comes to the conservation of this particular species of wolf. Nevertheless, wolves play a big part in shaping the environment they are part of, and they are needed to keep the ecosystem in balance.

Grey wolf photo by Frederico Di Dio Photography
Grey wolf photo by Frederico Di Dio Photography

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Black-bellied Pangolin

(Phataginus tetradactyla)

Some species fall victim to human exploitation more than others, and unfortunately the pangolin is at the top of the list. Trafficking and poaching for their meat and scales has driven their population close to extinction.  

Black bellied pangolin photo by African Pangolin Working Group
Black bellied pangolin photo by African Pangolin Working Group

Green Sea Turtle

(Chelonia mydas)

The green sea turtle is one of the most endangered of its kind, facing threats of fishery by-catch, plastic pollution and entanglement in ghost gear. Sea turtles play a vital role in keeping the ocean ecosystem healthy. 
Green sea turtle photo by David Troeger
Green sea turtle photo by David Troeger

I'iwi

(Depranis coccinea)

This bird species is part of an island ecosystem, which makes it highly susceptible to external interferences. Once thriving in numbers, I’iwi populations today are struggling. A variety of factors, such as introduced species and environmental changes threaten their survival. 

I'iwi photo by Thomas Chlebecek
I'iwi photo by Thomas Chlebecek

Southern Bluefin Tuna

(Thunnus maccoyii)

For this animal, extinction is around the corner. We harvest our food at an incredible rate and there may not be a better poster species to highlight this. Tuna are predators, essential in keeping populations of species down the trophic levels healthy – yet tuna populations are declining quicker than they can recover.

Southern bluefin tuna photo by Al McGlashan
Southern bluefin tuna photo by Al McGlashan

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Bald Eagle

(Haliaeetus leucocephalus)

No other species is as well known for its successful comeback than the bald eagle. Human interference with their environment, and directly upon individuals, almost resulted in the complete loss of the species. 

Bald eagle - art for the endangered
Bald eagle photo by Cristofer Jeschke

Rufous-crested Coquette

(Lophornis delattrei)

Though they are small, hummingbirds fill such important niches in our ecosystems. Their physical adaptations are fascinating, yet this specialisation can make them extremely vulnerable to environmental changes.

Rufous Crested Coquette
Rufous-crested coquette photo by Mark Richard Waller

American Painted Lady

(Vanessa virginiensis)

One of the many benefits of these little helpers is the service of pollination they provide, the importance of which we shouldn’t underestimate, and highly depend upon. 

American painted lady Species
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