These Animals, This Art
This catalog features animals worldwide whose survival is threatened according
to the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, the most authoritative and comprehensive status assessment of global biodiversity. Most live in the world’s 25 most endangered places, from the Tropical Andes, Mesoamerica, and the Atlantic Forest of Brazil, to
Mongolia, Nepal, and Sri Lanka, to all Africa, Madagascar and the Philippines.
The art premiums represent the animal saved or local culture, and are culturally sensitive and ecologically correct—made from non-endangered materials. The artisans who craft these artifacts, share the region with the animals, and are part of an artisan
group or a conservation enterprise providing income to the region; or are members
of an indigenous group trying to preserve its culture and tradition.