Beauty on the brink

Beauty on the Brink

As of the beginning of 2018, the International Union for Conservation of Nature lists 5583 species of animals, plants and fungi as Critically Endangered, the last category before extinction in the wild. Of these, 2851 are of the kingdom Animalia. Surely we are in the midst of an extinction event, one on which humans have, in even most generous readings of history, contributed greatly to. The purpose of this series ‘Beauty on the Brink’ is to bring attention to some of the many bizarre and beautiful creatures that are dangerously close to disappearing from our world, and to highlight … Read more