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"
US domestic shipping included
How Does Climate Change Impact the Snowy Owl?
For birders and fans of Hedwig from the Harry Potter series, spotting a snowy owl in the wild is a special treat as these great white raptors spend most of their lives in the Arctic.
But sightings further south have become more common in North America in recent winters. As the Ottawa Citizen reported this week, sightings of the charismatic owl have soared in Eastern Ontario for the last six years. This "irruption"—an influx of a species to areas they aren't usually found—could be a sign that there's not enough food for the snowies around their usual home.
Although snowy owl populations are linked to booms and busts of Arctic rodents, the bird's numbers are in steep decline overall, Smithsonian magazine reported. In the December 2017 Red List of Threatened Species, the bird's status was listed as "vulnerable" for the first time. Its population is currently around 28,000 birds, down from 200,000 in 2013.
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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