Original watercolor painting, signed on front
50% of proceeds donated to World Wildlife Fund and Center for Biological Diversity (read below for more information)
Frame size: 8" x 10"
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How Does Climate Change Impact the Penguin?
On the western peninsula, the changing climate means different weather is turning sheets of snow and ice into a land of rain and mud. Older penguins are equipped with waterproof layers of feathers allowing them to move swiftly in the water, and also allowing them to stay warm on land. Their feathers are the human equivalent of a wetsuit.
By comparison the penguins that are just hatched are born with their fluffy little feathers not yet grown enough to moult. As rain falls and snow melts into pools of water, juvenile penguins struggle to stay dry. They become wet and muddy and are unable to stay warm and incapable of preening themselves. At night they become extremely vulnerable. When the temperature drops and the wind picks up, if they are still not dry, wet penguins may not make it through the night.
Unfortunately, this is just one of many impacts that a warming climate could have on Antarctica. These clever little birds tend to build nests of pebbles and return to the same site each year at the same time, in rain, sun, snow, or melting ice. Now, sometimes sites where they are used to building their nests are collapsing as snow melts.
About This Fundraiser
50% of fundraiser proceeds will go towards the Center for Biological Diversity and World Wildlife Fund, two organizations working hard to protect all manner of animals across the world, from land to sea to sky. As an artist, animal lover, land steward, and global citizen, it’s nearly impossible for me to separate my desire to create images—whether through a drawing or a painting—from my desire to advocate for the things I hold dearest to my heart. Things like this. They are so very much one in the same to me. So with this purchase, you support two things—the arts and the survival of our planetary home. Which really, what is one without the other?
About Center for Biological Diversity:
We believe that the welfare of human beings is deeply linked to nature — to the existence in our world of a vast diversity of wild animals and plants. Because diversity has intrinsic value, and because its loss impoverishes society, we work to secure a future for all species, great and small, hovering on the brink of extinction. We do so through science, law and creative media, with a focus on protecting the lands, waters and climate that species need to survive.
We want those who come after us to inherit a world where the wild is still alive.
About World Wildlife Fund:
For 60 years, WWF has worked to help people and nature thrive. As the world’s leading conservation organization, WWF works in nearly 100 countries. At every level, we collaborate with people around the world to develop and deliver innovative solutions that protect communities, wildlife, and the places in which they live.
WWF works to help local communities conserve the natural resources they depend upon; transform markets and policies toward sustainability; and protect and restore species and their habitats. Our efforts ensure that the value of nature is reflected in decision-making from a local to a global scale. WWF connects cutting-edge conservation science with the collective power of our partners in the field, more than one million supporters in the United States and five million globally, as well as partnerships with communities, companies, and governments.
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