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ENDANGERED

Endangered exhibition produced by THE STUDIO DOOR

Curated by Kristin Nielsen

ENDANGERED is an exhibition of visual art running from August 5 - 28, 2016 produced by The Studio Door.

A celebration of artwork which showcases the beauty of endangered and threatened species or habitats. The exhibit will cultivate an appreciation and understanding of the diversity of art inspired by nature. 10% of the proceeds will be gifted to conservation efforts worldwide.

Exhibited in two parts: In Gallery and On-line:

The Studio Door
3750 30th Street, North Park - San Diego, CA 92104
Opening Reception: Saturday, August 6 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

The Studio Door - Online Gallery
www.TheStudioDoor.com

EXTINCTION IS FOREVER

CRITICALLY ENDANGERED

As of July 2016, The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service has noted that their are 1,368 animals and 2,269 plants that are endangered or threatened. These include some of the following animals, which World Wild Life considers as critically endangered:

Amur Leopard • Black Rhino • Cross River Gorilla • Hawksbill Turtle • Jaban Rhino • Leatherback Turtle • Mountain Gorilla • Pangolin • Saola • South China Tiger • Sumatran Elephant • Sumatran Orangutan • Sumatran Rhino • Sumantran Tiger • Vaquita • Western Lowland Gorilla • Yangtze Finless Porpoise

Critically Endangered species and habitats face a very high risk of extinction in the wild. In an open letter published in July by BioScience, 43 scientists working as wildlife researchers have called for increased efforts to protect the Earth’s largest and most enchanting species before humanity wipes them out. The situation is bleak for elephants, gorillas and nearly a hundred lesser-known species.

“Extinction is forever,” said William Ripple, a professor at Oregon State University and lead author of the letter. Ripple hopes the letter will bring awareness to the problem and more importantly action. Read the full letter - click here

Did you know that there are ways that you can help turn the situation around. With so many species at risk, educate yourself and do what you can. The internet is a great place to start. The Studio Door recommends reading 10 Ways You Can Help Stop The Sixth Mass Extinction: - click here