They’re cute. They’re modern. They’re affordable. And, they save animals. What can’t these awesome art prints do? The Endangered Species Print Project is a range of limited edition art prints featuring animals like the Panamanian Golden Frog, the Seychelles Sheath-Tailed Bat and the Madagascar Fish Eagle, and 100% of the sales are donated to conservation organizations.
Artists Jenny Kendler and Molly Schafer (below), who bonded over a mutual love for animals at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, have been collaborating on projects that combine art and the environment since 2005. The super creative pair started the Endangered Species Print Project so they could use their talents to have a positive impact on the natural world.
In an interesting twist that highlights just how dire the plight of each endangered animal featured in the series really is, the number of prints available for each animal corresponds to the number of animals left in the wild. For example, only 45 prints of the Amur Leopard will ever be created, because only 45 still exist outside of captivity.
When you purchase an Endangered Species print, your money goes directly to an organization benefiting the animal featured in the art. Sales from the Indri Lemur print go to The Madagascar Fauna Group, Vancouver Island Marmot sales benefit The Marmot Recovery Foundation and so on. Each 8”x8” or 10”x8” giclee print goes for $50.
And if you want to know more about the endangered species of the world, check out the ESPP blog. They feature animals like the Silky Sifaka Lemur and the Lord Howe Island stick insect, with tons of info and details on how you can help.
Don’t miss the Endangered Species Print Project in the February/March issue of ReadyMade Magazine.