One does not need to be a scientist to contribute to wildlife conservation: artists, outdoors-people, surfers, and many others can play important roles in creating a better future for people and wildlife.
In recognition of the contributions of artists in particular, I’m launching a new series on The Jaguar and its Allies called The Featured Artist.
Every few months, I’ll publish a Q&A or interview with a nature-based artist. I’ll also display a selection of their work in the Featured Artist Gallery, with a short artist statement to accompany each piece.
The Featured Artist series will give nature-based artists a platform on which to promote their work, while enabling you and I to get to know the contributors better. I also hope that the digital art gallery on my blog will inspire you to visit one of the many art institutions around the world, which are excellent places to spend a morning or afternoon.
I’ll release the first Featured Artist installment next week. The contributing artist will be a woman who advocates for wildlife both with her camera and her words, and who has garnered significant attention at a young age.