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That article is about a new scientific paper published this January in the Animal Conservation journal titled “Cast away on Mindoro island: lack of space limits population growth of the endangered tamaraw“. Which showcases new findings about the endangered status of the tamaraw.
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I got this thought when reading about the Palos Verdes blue and El Segundo blue butterflies.
Hi all, Cheetah Conservation Fund UK team here! We've just launched a new campaign, and we wanted to share it with the group:
In recent times, it's estimated that up to 300 cheetah cubs have been taken from the wild each year to be illegally sold as pets. Over 90 of those have been rescued and have ended up in our care. They unfortunately face a lifetime in captivity as they don't have the skills they need to survive in the wild. We've launched a new campaign to create a better world for cheetah cubs. Learn more
Please leave a question on this post, it is for a school project https://docs.google.com/document/d/1EUyuMJRPtBZy06xeCBrqMhwYyGDMp2eWNNWc_Ql0MAU/edit
Could any experts answer this question for me because I keep finding different answers in the internet and I am a bit lost
Back at the beginning of the pandemic I started an art project. For a full year I painted a watercolour painting every single day of an extinct or critically endangered species. I painted on holidays while company was still here. I painted in the car while waiting at a park when I had to take my son to a percussion camp 4 hours away. I painted at home rather than go camping with my family...I didn't miss a day that year. After the first year I added in just endangered animals and changed to doing oils, pastels, and charcoal drawings instead of a watercolour. I ended the project after having done about 440 different species because my parents were in financial distress and I couldn't justify spending money on art when they couldn't afford food. On top of that I couldn't afford to frame any of the pieces so it seemed rather pointless. It was frustrating also because I wanted to do detailed careful work, but I had to paint a new one every day, and they were small so I was very limited. I think I also just felt the weight of how many animals I had to choose from. It was amazing, but also difficult. Occasionally I contacted scientists who had discovered some of the animals I painted or who were in charge of the area in the museum with the only specimens available.
Anyway, I have been wanting to start up the project again, but I want to put more detail in the paintings, I want to go bigger, and I want to be able to take my time. I also think I want to do some endangered/extinct flora, not just fauna this time around.
So, I come here to ask for what endangered or extinct animals (no dinosaurs, I'm wanting to go back only through recorded human history) you wish people knew about and would like to see painted. I didn't only paint cute fuzzy things last time, I did animals many might consider scary, ugly, pests, or even gross, and I want to continue to do so. I'm not saying I will paint everything you suggest. I'm hoping to do this for 2 years minimum, but if I do one animal a month and one plant a month, that still doesn't give me many options. I would really appreciate any and all suggestions though.
Could you please out my questionnaire, I would really appreciate if you could spare a few moments to fill in my questionnaire, it'll really help me investigate the opinions of this topic. Thank you :)