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Thank you to the WWF for the information below on African Elephants and their vulnerability in the face of Climate Change. The study can be found on their website and is one in a series resulting from a WWF study that assesses the vulnerability of numerous species to the effects of climate change.

"African Elephants (Loxodonta africana) occur across a range of diverse habitats, are exposed to broad climate variability, and feed on a number of different foods. The flexibility inherent in these traits, along with a relatively large population size, contribute to their resilience to a changing climate.

However, a number of other traits make them vulnerable to a changing climate, including sensitivity to high temperatures and susceptibility to a variety of diseases. Additionally, an increasingly limited dispersal ability due to habitat fragmentation, coupled with a long generation time and moderate amounts of genetic variation, may limit the ability of the species to adapt to a changing climate.

But the biggest concern for elephants is their need for large amounts of fresh water, and the influence this has on their daily activities, reproduction and migration. Other threats—like poaching, habitat loss and human-elephant conflict—remain, and have the potential to increase due to the effects of climate stressors on humans and resulting changes in livelihoods."


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Whilst I paint a diverse range of subjects and genres I am best known for my Cartography paintings which combine vintage maps with animal portraiture, creating unique, contemporary artworks.
I have had this map in my collection for some time, I believe it dates from the early part of the 20th Century, circa 1930. It has a few little blemishes and foxing marks and a lovely bright colouring.
I have mounted the map onto mount board and gessoed the surface to protect the paper and give it "tooth" ie something for the paint to hold onto.
My baby elephant calf has been painted in acrylic paints and inks in such a way that glimpses of the map beneath peek through.
The painting is sold unmounted and unframed.
If you have any questions please don't hesitate to get in touch!

Materials used:

Antique map, acrylic paints, inks and medium

Tags:

#animal lover#elephant calf#map art#african map#vintage#gift art#cute#baby#african animal#elephant

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Baby Elephant on Vintage East Africa Map (2019)

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