Iconic British photographer David Bailey has come together with Greenpeace, in a bid to save the Sumatran tigers from extinction with a limited edition collection of brass sculptures, signed and individually numbered, with all proceeds going to Greenpeace.
There are said to be but 400 Sumatran tigers left in the Indonesian rainforests, with two species out of three already declared extinct. The Sumatran tigers require large forest area in which to live, however an area as large as Germany – yes you read that right – has already been wiped out, deeming the species critically endangered.
It’s hard to believe when you read the facts, and it’s hard not to want to learn more once you’ve sat and listened to David Bailey talk about why he’s been involved for so long.
But most of all it’s a true shame that it is us, humans, who have caused the extinction of so many species that we co-habit this Earth with, and now near extinction of the Sumatran tigers.
“It’s not whether animals will survive, it’s whether man has the will to save them”.
We loves animals in our household, and we love art. We try to invest mindfully in our pieces and many of our purchases have been in support of charity collaborations or auctions where the proceeds go to benefitting and raising awareness of needed causes.
With the purchase of a David Bailey Tiger, every single penny goes towards helping Greenpeace to find a way to save the tigers and their homes.
The tigers were exhibited within a beautiful installation at London’s prestigious Fortnum and Mason, with each tiger being removed when purchased to symbolise their near extinction. It was very easy to invest in our first David Bailey piece, but more so to invest in the future of our planet and its animals.
To find out more and how you can help visit Greenpeace.com.
Thanks to David Bailey and the team at Fortnum and Mason.