Blood money: no longer in circulation
Blood money: no longer in circulation

Acrylics and gold leaf.

This triptych entitled 'Blood money: no longer in circulation' is focused on endangered species. A century ago there were an estimated five million elephants in Africa. Today, there are less than half a million. On average, at least 55 elephants are killed by poachers every day for their tusks. That's about one every 25 minutes. Rhinos were once found throughout Eurasia and Africa, but today, three of the five rhino species are critically endangered, meaning they face a high chance of extinction. In recent years, rhino numbers have dropped dramatically due to poaching for their horn which is prized in Asian countries. They also face threats from habitat loss and political conflict.


Further reading:
www.bornfree.org.uk.
www.savetherhino.org
www.wwf.org.uk

Blood money: no longer in circulation

Acrylics and gold leaf.

This triptych entitled 'Blood money: no longer in circulation' is focused on endangered species. A century ago there were an estimated five million elephants in Africa. Today, there are less than half a million. On average, at least 55 elephants are killed by poachers every day for their tusks. That's about one every 25 minutes. Rhinos were once found throughout Eurasia and Africa, but today, three of the five rhino species are critically endangered, meaning they face a high chance of extinction. In recent years, rhino numbers have dropped dramatically due to poaching for their horn which is prized in Asian countries. They also face threats from habitat loss and political conflict.


Further reading:
www.bornfree.org.uk.
www.savetherhino.org
www.wwf.org.uk