Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Habitat Loss

This collection of watercolour paintings by Daniel Mackie studies animals in their natural habitats. Finely executed, the paintings have their natural environment illustrated within them, but Daniel's interest goes beyond the surface.  He says "Some (animals) are listed by the IUCN as critically endangered, like the tiger and the mountain Gorilla, others like the bear have adapted to the presence of humans well. But with all of them the encroachment of man into these animals' natural environment is detrimental. Logging, food production, poaching and settlements all have impacted, and in the case of the tiger and the mountain gorilla their ability to prevail in the wild teeters on a knife edge."

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