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The Endangered Species Print Project

The Endangered Species Print Project (ESPP) offers limited-edition art prints of critically endangered species. The number of prints available corresponds with the remaining animal or plant populations. For example, only 45 Amur Leopards remain in the wild, so for this edition, only 45 prints will ever be made.

Molly Schafer and Jenny Kendler

The ultimate goal of ESPP is to use art as a form of activism!

I love the idea of limited print runs in art but, I never think about the fact that animals can be in a “capsule collection” or “limited edition”.  By (literally) drawing attention to the plight of wildlife in an artistic and creative way, ESPP can reach new audiences and their artwork creates meaningful conversation.
The Endangered Species Print Project
GUAM MICRONESIAN KINGFISHER, December 2011, 8″ x 10″ archival ink jet print by Justin Richel // DWARF TROUT LILY, May 2010, 8″ x 10″ Giclée Print by Matthew Hilshorst

ESPP was born in 2009, and is the brainchild of artists Molly Schafer and Jenny Kendler. The project features the work of over thirteen artists and counting. After years of showing their art about the Natural World in the Gallery World, Kendler and Schafer’s decided to operate outside this white-wall system and use their artistic talents to directly support conservation efforts and biodiversity on Planet Earth.

The Endangered Species Print Project

ESPP joins with conservation organizations around the globe, whose work puts them on the front lines of the battle to save our planet’s diverse and beautiful heritage. In short, the project combines nature and art (with a purpose). Two of my favorite things.

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Keren Veisblatt Toledano is a Senior Strategist at Brooklyn United, a digital agency for bold brands. In her spare time, Keren can usually be found taking photos of old doors, visiting museum, soaking in Epsom salts, admiring copper pots, reading dystopian science fiction or sneaking a slice of lemon into her drinks. Her motto is, “A morning without coffee is sleep.” She lives in a brownstone with her cat, Cagney, husband, Michael, and son, Josiah, in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, NY.

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