A Eulogy for Animals Lost

Amy Dover, Tanya Wyatt

Research output: Non-textual formExhibition

Abstract

Amy Dover & Tanya Wyatt present A Eulogy for Animals Lost. A COLLABORATIVE EXHIBITION EXPLORING THE DEVASTATING EFFECT OF WILDLIFE TRAFFICKING ON ENDANGERED SPECIES. The planet is facing what some scientists are calling the sixth mass extinction. Whilst the main cause of loss of species comes from habitat destruction, another major cause of extinction is poaching and trafficking of wildlife. This is not just happening in Africa and Asia, Europe is one of the main consumers of wildlife and Northern England too is a source of and destination for trafficked wildlife. Our exhibition is an interdisciplinary exploration of this threat to non-human animals. By combining allegorical drawings of endangered species and text descriptions of green criminological research investigating consumer demand for wildlife and wildlife products, we hope to invoke empathy and understanding about the plight our fellow creatures are facing. Wildlife trafficking is an avoidable issue and we wish that endangered species will not be left existing only in illustrations like the dodo and the Great Auk
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventA Eulogy for Animals Lost - Gallery North, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Duration: 1 Aug 2018 → …

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    Dover, A. (Author), & Wyatt, T. (Author). (2018). A Eulogy for Animals Lost. Exhibition