Not My Day

 | Wallhanging by Rachel Ivanyi | Artists for Conservation

Not My Day

26.00" H x 22.00" W
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Cactus Ferruginous Pygmy Owls
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Artist will donate 15% to Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum from sale of this work.
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Who's having a bad day – the lizard, the owls, or both? This wildlife scene explores two questions – who is at risk and what do we value when trying to save wildlife? As an individual, obviously the lizard is in immediate peril, but as a distinct life form, it is the owl that is at greater risk of disappearing. The owl was listed as Endangered in 1997 as a Distinct Population Segment, under the Federal Endangered Species Act, and habitat was conserved in the process. Then, in 2006, it was delisted, because it was considered only a population. Essentially, this suggests that since ferruginous pygmy owls still occur in Mexico, it is okay to allow them to go extinct in Arizona. Since delisting, it still is afforded some protection by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, but habitat (a critical component) is not protected.

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