The goal of “Wildlife Trade Art & Science” is to consider the role of global wildlife trade in species extinction and to empower the viewing public to take part in conservation. Organized by Creature Conserve, the exhibition features work by artists studying the impact of global trade on endangered species. Participating artists interviewed experts, including biologists, ecologists, veterinarians, park rangers, zookeepers, sanctuary managers, and policy-makers with the international Fund for Animal Welfare, in creating highly personal, emotionally-charged, artwork that is informed by the facts.
The exhibition premiered at RISD's Illustration Studies Building Gallery last year during July 2016. This summer, it will travel to the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson, Wyoming. Here is a link to their website:https://www.wildlifeart.org/exhibits/wildlife-trade-art-science/