Portraits of Wildlife Trafficking

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The planet is facing what some scientists are calling the sixth mass extinction. Whilst the main cause of loss of species comes from habitat destruction, another major cause of extinction is poaching and trafficking of wildlife. This is not just happening in Africa and Asia, Northern England too is a source of and destination for trafficked wildlife.

Our exhibition by Northern artist Amy Dover and Northern research Tanya Wyatt is an interdisciplinary exploration of this threat to non-human animals. By combining graphite drawings of endangered species and text descriptions of green criminological research investigating consumer demand for wildlife and wildlife products, we hope to invoke empathy and understanding in the audience of the plight our fellow creatures are facing.

Part of Northumbria University’s ‘Inspired by’ programme

Venue: Squires Building (Second Floor), Northumbria University

Portraits of Wildlife Trafficking

Accessibility Information

Ramped access at the front.
Lift access throughout.
Accessible toilet on each floor.
Hearing assistance available at certain locations.

Please see www.disabledgo.com/organisations/northumbria-university for further details