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Hedgehogs are disappearing fast

Hedgehog by a tree
A hedgehog

Hedgehogs are arguably the nation’s best loved animal but unfortunately and like many other species, their numbers are reducing at an alarming rate.

Worryingly, they seem to be doing just as badly in the wider countryside as they are in our towns and cities

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Hedgehog numbers in the UK are estimated to have dropped by 95% since the 1950s.

There is a call to major housing developers to be more considerate about hedgehogs by factoring in ‘hedgehogs highways’ in their design plan. We are seeing a change but not enough is done and some people are even calling to make it law.


"It Could Have Been" Spray painted | Print on Hahnemühle Paper 310gsm | 60x80cm | Value: £220
‘It Could have Been’ (Acrylic Spray Paint on Canvas) by Pierrick Senelaer



The #DUcollective is raising awareness about deforestation and more generally about unsustainable practices from corporations and industrial meats companies.


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It Could Have Been‘ by Pierrick Senelaer

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“Hedgehogs Highways”?

These little creatures we call hedgehogs love gardens – this is a fact. But often these gardens are anything but hedgehogs friendly.

Hedgehogs need connected neighbourhoods of gardens, rich in insects and free from hazards.

In simple terms, hedgehogs are disappearing fast because of our landscapes being fenced off into ever smaller fragments. 

We need  to make sure new housing developments include ‘hedgehog highways’ –  a 13 cm hole in the bottom of a fence that allows hedgehogs to move freely between gardens to find food and find a mate – would go a long way.

What else can we all do to save hedgehogs?

People’s trust for endangered species has put together some great resources on this topic.

The crucial role of organisations such as People’s Trust for Endangered Species (PTES)

PTES know that hedgehogs love gardens.

They also know what features they need to survive and thrive in suburbia.

This is why Hedgehog Street was born. Hedgehog Street is a joint campaign run by us and the British Hedgehog Preservation Society (BHPS).

It’s concerned with people, gardens and wildlife. Hedgehogs need connected neighbourhoods of gardens, rich in insects and free from hazards.

It is also about empowering people with an understanding of hedgehogs and hopefully understand why they are declining, and how easy it is to help them.



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“Knowledge Is Power” Sir Francis Bacon

Did you know that a ‘new’ species of animal or plant is discovered in the Amazon every three days?


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Industrial meat companies keep clearing forests for cattle and animal feed

Industrial meat companies keep clearing forests for cattle and animal feed.

Greenpeace has made a short but incredibly powerful animation that tells the story through the eyes of a jaguar. It exposes the problem and the solution for the world to see.

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This year, we’ve lost huge swathes of our forests: home to Indigenous Peoples, incredible biodiversity and a key weapon in the fight against climate change.

There’s one industry that’s behind the bulk of the destruction: industrial meat companies who clear forests for cattle and animal feed. And every year it’s getting worse.


The Rib Cage Tree | India ink and soft pastel | Original
‘The Rib Cage Tree’ (Indian ink and paster) by Lucy Calderbank



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Industrial meat companies keep clearing forests for cattle and animal feed

This film tells an important truth of our age – that industrial meat is fuelling the destruction of our forests. Monster meat companies are clearing vast areas of forest in the Amazon and elsewhere for cattle farms and soya plantations. 3.5 million hectares of the Amazon have been burned so far this year.

If we’ve reached a point where our trees are worth more when they’re burned to the ground than standing tall – then we’re clearly doing something wrong!

But the hope that I want to bring you is this: we already have the solutions – and the power to change things.

We can eat sustainably by reducing our meat consumption and we can also pressure supermarkets and fast food restaurants to drop their links with the forest destroying-companies.

We All can make a difference

Please help to make this film famous by watching and sharing today.

If we can get everyone talking about these issues then the supermarkets and fast food companies, that are buying meat and animal feed from forest destroyers, will be forced to tackle the problem.

I know talking about meat and the environment isn’t always a popular topic, but it’s crucial if we are going to save our forests and stand up to the climate and biodiversity crisis that we now face.

Ten years ago, lots of companies including UK supermarkets and other brands pledged to tackle deforestation by 2020. But we’re here. It’s 2020, and they are yet to pull their fingers out.

We know that some of the companies do care about this issue but they remain stuck in their ways. If we can show huge public support for an end to deforestation then we can empower them to make real change.

Your voice matters. Please share this film.

The crucial role of organisations such as Greenpeace to watch out for unsustainable industrial practices

Greenpeace | Drawing United

I have a Greenpeace membership and are more than happy to cover the yearly donation.

They, like many other charities, are doing an essential work or monitoring corporations and expose the companies who are responsible. 



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“Knowledge Is Power” Sir Francis Bacon

Did you know that a ‘new’ species of animal or plant is discovered in the Amazon every three days?


As the forests are slashed and burned, we’re losing precious plant species and wildlife at an alarming rate too.

It’s driving plant species to extinction before we can discover and benefit from them.

Wildlife like the jaguar is also under threat of disappearing from our world.

Even more shockingly, Indigenous People may be driven to extinction by the devastation too.

Why is this happening?

Farmers and ranchers clear forest to grow soya and to graze cattle to sell to mammoth industrial meat producers like JBS. Food giants like Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury’s, Burger King, McDonalds and KFC also cash in on the destruction by selling this industrial meat.

In South America, there’s been a surge in deforestation and nature loss, driven by Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro, who’s openly rolling back forest protection so agriculture can expand.

At the same time, he’s encouraging land-grabbing and violence against Indigenous People who are putting their lives at risk to protect the forest.

NB:
This content was received from Greenpeace by email. We, at Drawing United, fully support Greenpeace and relay their information to our audience.

Pierrick for Drawing United

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Methane leaks are on the increase and this is bad news

Methane leaks are on the increase and this is bad news. Large methane leaks rose 32 percent in the first eight months of 2020, according to Paris-based data firm Karryos, as Reuters reported.

According to Karryos’ data, in some methane hotspots, emissions rose 40 percent higher than over the same time frame in 2019.

Those areas were Algeria, Russia and Turkmenistan. In addition to those three countries, the U.S., Iraq and Iran were the three largest methane emitters in the first two-thirds of 2020, as The Washington Post reported.


“Despite much talk of climate action by energy industry stakeholders, global methane emissions continue to increase steeply.”

Antoine Rostand, president of Karryos

Methane does not stick around the atmosphere as long as carbon dioxide, but it is a far more potent gas in the short term.

In fact, according to Climate Change News, methane’s impact on the heating of the planet is 84 times higher than CO2 over its first 20 years.

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Forests are burning and you are probably responsible for it

Tommy Fiendish via his art wants to bring you the facts about why the Amazon forest is burning down

Here is a chilling thought – If burning in the Amazon rainforest continues at its current rate, scientists predict the Amazon will likely stop producing rain and break down within 20 years.

This means, taking with it the forest wildlife and all its biodiversity.

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The 2019 Amazon rainforest wildfires season saw a year-to-year surge in fires occurring in the Amazon rainforest and Amazon biome within Brazil, Bolivia, Paraguay, and Peru during that year’s Amazonian tropical dry season.

Fires normally occur around the dry season as slash-and-burn methods are used to clear the forest to make way for agriculture, livestock, logging, and mining, leading to deforestation of the Amazon rainforest.


Lungs | 55 X 60cm  | Fine art print | Signed and numbered
‘Lungs’ (Acrylic on canvas) by Tommy Fiendish



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Such activity is generally illegal within these nations, but enforcement of environmental protection can be lax.

The increased rates of fire counts in 2019 led to international concern about the fate of the Amazon rainforest, which is the world’s largest carbon dioxide sink and plays a significant role in mitigating Global Warming.

Forests are burning and you probably contribute to it.

The forest burns, what does that mean for biodiversity?

The Amazon forest

Fires means thousand-year-old trees are destroyed.

This also means habitat loss, one of the most pressing threat to species survivals such as jaguars and white-cheeked monkeys.

Humans are also affected

This tragedy is decimating the lives of Indigenous People.

Their land is being invaded and completely destroyed, while they risk everything to save the forests we all rely on for a stable climate. 

If we help to protect their home, we’ll protect ours.

Every time you shop, you throw some oil on the fire

Supermarkets and fast food companies are set to profit from this disaster, as they decimate thousands of hectares of forest to produce their industrial meat. 

We can’t stand by while the precious biodiversity our future depends on is destroyed for corporate profit.

The crucial role of organisations such as Greenpeace to watch out rogue farmers and buyers

Greenpeace | Drawing United

I have a Greenpeace membership and are more than happy to cover the yearly donation.

They, like many other charities, are doing an essential work or monitoring the fires and expose the companies who are responsible. Armed with this evidence, our campaigners can meet with supermarket and fast food bosses and hold them to account for their supply chains.

They’ll use videos and press coverage to create a mass movement to expose the truth behind the food they are selling us. And our brave activists will take peaceful direct action to stop forest destroying companies in their tracks.

(Industrial) meat production is annihilating natural resources and biodiversity

Right now, industrial meat is one of the leading causes of the global nature emergency. 

This July, 6,803 fires were started in Brazil – far more than last year. Deforestation on this scale doesn’t just destroy trees and accelerate climate change.



We are the #DUcollective,


a bunch of artists using our art
to raise awareness and raise money
for our favourites charities

.

You Buy Art . We Donate

.
I Care. I Draw. I Support
.
“Knowledge Is Power” Sir Francis Bacon

Did you know that a ‘new’ species of animal or plant is discovered in the Amazon every three days?


As the forests are slashed and burned, we’re losing precious plant species and wildlife at an alarming rate too.

It’s driving plant species to extinction before we can discover and benefit from them.

Wildlife like the jaguar is also under threat of disappearing from our world.

Even more shockingly, Indigenous People may be driven to extinction by the devastation too.

Why is this happening?

Farmers and ranchers clear forest to grow soya and to graze cattle to sell to mammoth industrial meat producers like JBS. Food giants like Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury’s, Burger King, McDonalds and KFC also cash in on the destruction by selling this industrial meat.

In South America, there’s been a surge in deforestation and nature loss, driven by Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro, who’s openly rolling back forest protection so agriculture can expand.

At the same time, he’s encouraging land-grabbing and violence against Indigenous People who are putting their lives at risk to protect the forest.

NB:
This content was received from Greenpeace by email. We, at Drawing United, fully support Greenpeace and relay their information to our audience.

Pierrick for Drawing United

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Muchu Cchish, the best preserved Pakistani mountain

Sometimes, places on this earth are meant to be left alone or should I say are not fit for human activity purpose. Is there actually anywhere, us humans can sustain the environment we live in?

Probably not. There are too many of us now.

What a joy to then come across that have not been walked on or exploted by us humans like Muchu Chhish mountain – no one has ever managed to get to the top.

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Muchu Chhish (7,452 metres (24,449 ft)) (also known as Batura V) is a mountain in the Batura Muztagh sub-range of the Karakoram in Pakistan.

Located in a very remote and inaccessible region, only a handful of attempts have been made to reach the summit, none successful.

Muchu Chhish is one of the tallest mountains on Earth that remain unclimbed and is the tallest one of all that is not off limits due to religious or political prohibitions.

The peak has a modest prominence however, rising only 263 m (863 ft) above the nearest col or pass. One of the longest glaciers outside the polar regions, Batura Glacier flanks Muchu Chhish to the north.

In August 2020, a three member Czech expedition, including climber Pavel Kořínek and former politician Pavel Bém, announced that they will be flying towards Pakistan to attempt to climb Muchu Chhish.[5]

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