The United Nations has declared 2010 to be 'Year of Biodiversity', in an effort to spread this message:
What having a 'Year of' achieves, I'm not sure, but the message is important.
A glass frog, whose heart can be seen through the skin (Photo: Paul S. Hamilton)
Beautiful pictures from Ecuador in the Guardian this week revealed some of the astonishing species we have yet to meet. They are, however, threatened by logging and climate change (see also, here).
A scaly-eyed gecko (Photo: Paul S. Hamilton)
I thought today I'd recall some already classic WWF posters dramatising the ways in which we are thrusting other species from their homes and threatening our own. They're images of things out of place, manipulated in a high contrast style that has an apocalyptic register. Some of the texts on the images struggle to match the proportion of the scene's drama (below, 'Do your bit', or elsewhere, buy a hybrid). The question 'Where is your home?' works best for me: