5 Street Art Projects for Endangered Animals
Origami-inspired murals in Kathmandu, Nepal
Just like African elephants, Asian elephants are killed for ivory – to make unnecessary stuff for ignorant rich people. As if that’s not bad enough, unlike the African ones, Asian elephants only have tusks if they are male. This means more males are killed, which makes their chances of surviving as a species even smaller.
This mural by DAAS was done together with Nepali schoolkids.
The red panda, or firefox, is an amazing animal native to the eastern Himalaya region and endangered due to the destruction of local forests. This means red pandas don’t have a lot of places to live in anymore and don’t have much food either – they mainly eat bamboo, which is being destroyed along with the forests.
Like most other endangered species, the blackbuck gazelles are endangered due to hunting and habitat loss. Only small groups of them remain, mostly living inside reserves.
Lemurs were named the most endangered mammals on the planet and experts warn they could be extinct very soon. Madagascar is the only place where lemurs live, but many of its forests have been destroyed and 94% of lemur species are considered vulnerable, endangered or critically endangered.
In fact, there’s only 18 northern sportive lemurs left! And that info is from 2013, so it could be even less now.