New Habitat ; relocating endangered species to safer grounds
Climate change, poaching and the destruction of natural habitat for commercial ends are the principal drivers behind the near- extinction of many animal species. According to the IUCN there are over 22,000 species on the Red List with a status ranging from vulnerable to critically endangered.
In Borneo I personally witnessed the destruction of primary rain forest to make way for palm oil plantations. As an artist I felt the need to address this problem of natural habitat loss in a creative way. To emphasize the need for a safer environment for threatened species I started "New Habitat".
This series is about relocating endangered animals to safer grounds.
So the Rothschilds Giraffes found a new home at Geysir Iceland whereas the Emperor Penguins photographed in Hindeloopen Holland look like the never left Antarctica.