In Danger Exhibition
Reportage drawings of the Elephant ivory crush event at Times Square, Endangered animals Papel Picado installation, and Racing Extinction projection event illustrations/photographs were created by Jedidiah Dore for the exhibit.
Co-curated by Jedidiah Dore, the exhibition sought to highlight the alarming rate of species decline and extinction worldwide caused directly and indirectly by human impacts, and what we can do about it. Today’s extinction rate is estimated to be between 1,000 and 10,000 times higher than the natural extinction rate, with an estimated 150-200 species going extinct every 24 hours! This is the highest rate of biodiversity loss since the dinosaurs went extinct 65 million years ago, and is now being called the 6th Mass Extinction or the Anthropocene Extinction. The artworks in the exhibition tell the story of and conservation science about plants, animals, and fungi on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, in the Critically Endangered (CE) category.