It's Endangered Species Day!

May 17, 2013 share

May 17, 2013 is Endanagered Species Day!

In honor of this important day that is formally recognized in the USA, enjoy this collection of paintings from AFC's 2012 Exhibit by international artists illustrating endangered wildlife from around the world.  Stay tuned for details of another inspiring exhibit in support of conservation opening September 28th. Our 2013 exhibiting artists will be announced soon.


Orangutan (Pongo abelii)
By Leslie Evans
Range: Indonesia, Malaysia
Status: Critically endangered
Threats: Poaching, habitat loss


Amur Leopard (Panthera pardus orientalis)
By Robert Bateman
Range: Russia, North Korea
Status: Critically endangered
Threats: Poaching, habitat loss, climate change



Green turtle (Chelonia mydas)
By Rob Dreyer
Range: Nearly global
Status: Endangered
Threats: Chemical pollution, plastic pollution, bycatch in fishing nets


Whooping Crane (Grus Americana)
By Gregory McHuron
Range: North America
Status: Endangered
Threats: Habitat loss and over-hunting


Gemsbok Orxy (Oryx gazelle)
By Hans Kappel
Range: Nearly global
Status: endangered
Threats: Chemical pollution, plastic pollution, by catch in fishing nets


Painted Dog (Lycaon pictus)
By Frans Mulder
Range: Sub-saharan Africa
Status: Endangered
Threats: Poaching, habitat loss


Black Marlin (Istiompax indica)
By Guy Harvey
Range: Tropical and subtropical Pacific Ocean
Status: Insufficient data but presumed threatened
Threats: Over-fishing


Cape Gannet (Morus capensis)
By Peter Gray
Range: 6 Islands off southern Africa
Status: Vulnerable
Threats: Habitat loss and food source depletion


Indonesian Mangal Habitat
By Carel Brest van Kempen
Range: subtropical and tropical regions
Status: Since 1980, 20% of global mangrove habitat has been lost
Threats: Shrimp and rice farming, salt mining, human development, water and air pollution, sea level rise, erosion, extreme weather


Header Image: Lion (Panthera leo)
By Karen Laurence-Rowe
Range: Africa and India
Status: Vulnerable to critically endangered (subspecies)
Threats: Habitat loss, poaching, hunting, human development and conflict


About Artists for Conservation
Artists for Conservation (AFC) is the world's leading group of artists supporting the environment. Founded in 1997, the non-profit organization comprises a membership of 500 of the world's most gifted nature artists from 27 countries, across five continents. Dedicated to nurture, promote and leverage its world-class community of artists in support of our natural world, AFC drives its mission through three key programs: Art & Environmental Education; Field Work & Research; and Artist Development. 

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