As with many species, we know how to conserve RHINOS.  We just have to do it!

From the brochure:

There are five species of RHINOCEROS. Each has distinctive features that reflect their habitat. In sub-Saharan Africa, Black Rhinos, Diceros bicornis (CRITICALLY ENDANGERED), have a prehensile upper lip for browsing leaves and branches. White Rhinos, Ceratotherium simum (NEAR THREATENED), have wide, at lips for grazing. Both species have hard footpads, like horse hooves, for running on hard ground. The rhinos of tropical Asia include the greater one-horned or Asian Rhino, Rhinoceros unicornis (VULNERABLE), the Javan Rhino, Rhinoceros sondaicus, (CR), and the Sumatran Rhino, Dicerorhinus sumatrensis (CRITICALLY ENDANGERED). Rhinos are killed for their horn, which is used in traditional Chinese medicine and for decorative carvings.

Shou Jie Eng Horns Collage: Graphite, ink, gouache, PLA, paper, OSB, 48 x 14 x 48 in. The rhinoceros horn trade receives rightful focus from conservationists for the danger it poses (and has already posed) to the survival of both the African white and black rhinoceros species. The piece explores the irrationality of the demand for rhinoceros horn, seeing as it has been struck from traditional Chinese medicine manuals and has also been proven to have negligible medical effects under laboratory conditions.   

Shou Jie Eng
Horns
Collage: Graphite, ink, gouache, PLA, paper, OSB, 48 x 14 x 48 in.

The rhinoceros horn trade receives rightful focus from conservationists for the danger it poses (and has already posed) to the survival of both the African white and black rhinoceros species. The piece explores the irrationality of the demand for rhinoceros horn, seeing as it has been struck from traditional Chinese medicine manuals and has also been proven to have negligible medical effects under laboratory conditions. 

 

Mara Trachtenberg Untitled (White Rhinoceros) Inkjet print, wood, fondant, styrofoam, royal icing, 14.25 x 20 x 25 in. The collaboration with Creature Conserve was an opportunity to explore in a new way, the power dynamics within the nature/human relationship that I explore in my work, A Decadent World Topiary Garden. In this series, sugar sculpture, animals, and animal human hybrids are symbolic of this relationship. The photograph and diorama of the white rhino shows the beauty and destruction inherent in the human relationship with nature. 

Mara Trachtenberg
Untitled (White Rhinoceros)
Inkjet print, wood, fondant, styrofoam, royal icing, 14.25 x 20 x 25 in.

The collaboration with Creature Conserve was an opportunity to explore in a new way, the power dynamics within the nature/human relationship that I explore in my work, A Decadent World Topiary Garden. In this series, sugar sculpture, animals, and animal human hybrids are symbolic of this relationship. The photograph and diorama of the white rhino shows the beauty and destruction inherent in the human relationship with nature. 

Rhinoceros graphic (banner) by Christina Ward

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