Cactus Ferruginous Pygmy Owls and the Ornate Tree Lizard - Painting - Nature Art by Rachel Ivanyi

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Not My Day - Cactus Ferruginous Pygmy Owls and the Ornate Tree Lizard by Rachel Ivanyi
  Not My Day  (2015)
Subject: Cactus Ferruginous Pygmy Owls and the Ornate Tree Lizard
Dimensions (inches): 22 x 26
Medium: graphite and colored pencil on lotka paper
Description: Who's having a bad day the lizard, the owls, or both?

This wildlife scene explores two questions who is at risk and what do we value when trying to save wildlife? As an individual, obviously the lizard is in immediate peril, but as a distinct life form, it is the owl that is at greater risk of disappearing. The owl was listed as Endangered in 1997 as a "distinct population segment,' and habitat was conserved in the process. Then, in 2006, it was delisted, because it was considered only a population. Essentially, this suggests that since pygmy owls still occur in Mexico, it is okay to allow them to go extinct in the United States. Since delisting, it still is afforded some protection by the Migratory Bird Treaty, but habitat (a critical component) is not protected.
Original Available For Sale: Yes
Price: $1,950.00 US

Limited Edition Available: Yes
Edition Size: 200
Price: $250.00 US
Conservation Committment: 15% (Artist commits to donating the indicated portion of proceeds to conservation)
This artwork is dedicated to: Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum  


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