"Animal Atlas II" by Anthony Petrie
"Polar Bear" is a three-color print with an icy-sparkle/gloss overprint. "Golden Toad" is a five-color screen print. "Great White Shark" is a four-color screen print. All are sized to fit a standard 18" by 24" poster frame and ship with a numbered certificate of authenticity.
Anthony has chose the Natural Resources Defense Council as his artwork's charity. The NRDC works to safeguard the earth: its people, its plants and animals, and the natural systems on which all life depends. Since 1970, the organization has combined the power of more than two million members and online activists with the expertise of some 500 scientists, lawyers, and policy advocates across the globe to ensure the rights of all people to the air, the water, and the wild. $250 dollars from the sale of each of Anthony's three print editions will be donated to the organization.
Polar Bear - VULNERABLEThe loss of sea ice habitat from climate change is the biggest threat to the survival of Polar Bears. However, conflicts with humans, overharvesting and industrial impacts are also key factors in their population decline - pushing this animal to the brink of being endangered.
Golden Toad: EXTINCTSport fishing, bycatching, and hunting have been key factors in contributing to the population decline of the Great White Shark. However, as greenhouse gases cause global temperatures to rise, sharks are swimming in oceans that are warmer and more acidic. This is forcing the slow evolving animal to adapt to a new environment and move to different areas in search of food.
Great White Shark: VULNERABLEGlobal warming, infectious disease and airborne pollution were key factors in contributing to the extinction of the Golden Toad. This species was among the ﬁrst casualties of the decreasing frog population from climate change. Formerly abundant, it was last seen in 1989 and is commonly considered the “poster child” for the amphibian decline crisis.