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“While there’s life, there is hope” - Stephen Hawking

Yesterdays illustration drawn in white, grey &black posca pens on black card to represent the beauty of African lions…

“Every single day in South Africa at least two to three captive bred or tame lions are being killed in canned hunts. And hundreds more are slaughtered annually for the lion bone trade." www.bloodlions.org 

It makes me so sad to think that African lions could be extinct by 2050… I’ll be just 55years old by then, I could be telling my grandchildren about what these beautiful animals used to look like and how the human race wiped them out through co-infection (an indirect threat from climate change), human population growth, agricultural expansion resulting in loss of natural habitat, as well as hunting, poisoning and poaching this species…

So how can you make a difference?! Share, share your thoughts, share your concerns… It may not seem like much but educating and engaging others about the surrounding issue spreads awareness - I hope to fascinate people through the power of art and activism! 

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/extinction-countdown/african-lions-face-extinction-by-2050-could-gain-endangered-species-act-protection/