In this project, I have been looking into the protection of British butterflies and the conservation of there habitat. Researching the British Red List of butterflies and looking into the work that the “Back From The Brink” project have done I thought I would base my work on their’s promoting the protection of these animals. The work I have created is Origami designs of the species of butterfly that are endangered or critically endangered in Britain with a “How to Make” sheet as well making awareness of there project and make more people aware of the problems they’re trying to solve.
The eyes and the homeless man being so unseen and hidden has great meaning with the subtle darkness of the design being the very real truth. The man symbolizes having nowhere to go as there habitat is constantly destroyed and the eyes are to show that we need to look out for these creatures and make sure we don’t lose these animals in Britain.
The Rhinoceros sondaicus or also know as the Javan Rhino are the most threatened of the five rhino species with only 58-68 individuals surviving in Ujung Kulon National Park in Java, Indonesia. Looking into the treat they face it has massively changed with human effects being much less than in the past. Like all the Rhino species poachers have treated them with taking there horns for trophies and to make medicine but the last Javan Rhino poached was in 2010. For more information visit the Javan Rhino page on the WWF website.
The Pseudoryx nghetinhensis or most commonly known as the Saola is now classed as a critically endangered animal. Is is unknown how many are still alive but they estimate less then 250 are in existence. One of the biggest reason these animals are nearly extinct is because of humans. The Saola have been hunted for years. There horns have made them a big target amongst the locals as they take like trophies because they look impressive. Saola live in Evergreen forests but the constant removal of there habitat with deforestation and being hunted for the impressive horns has resulted in a huge decrees to their population.
For one of my University Projects I’m doing a series of Endangered animals but still carrying the previous spirit animals afterwards. To start this new series I have created the Logo and hope you all like it. This is also on my Redbubble account.