5 Street Art Projects for Endangered Animals
Hunting, environmental destruction and a silent type of gentrification forced animals out of their natural homes. Now street art is bringing them back into our collective memories.
Animals were brought to the brink of extinction by human apathy. It takes a special species of short-sighted, greedy idiots to endanger so many other species. And it takes years to define a species as extinct, so many could already be gone without us knowing.
Here are some of our favorite street art projects from around the globe raising awareness about endangered animals.
Endangered African animals on murals in South Africa
South Africa is home to many endangered species, including their national bird – the blue crane. These murals by London-based street artist Masai are pretty self-explanatory. To get the depressing facts, read the text next to the beautiful animals.
Zanzibar red colobus have been registered as endangered since 1986. Now they are believed to exist in small numbers in a reserve on Zanzibar, but they’ve never managed to sustain themselves enough to rebuild numbers.