Kitty Harvill's blog

Saturday, 4 January, 2020
 The Artists of ABUN - Artists & Biologists Unite for Nature are sharpening their pencils, priming their canvases and selecting reference photos from more than 100, as they prepare to support ACAP - Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrals in their preparations for the FIRST World Albatross Day, June 19, 2020. We are also delighted to be partnering with Projeto Albatroz in this project, supporting the work they do for the Albatross species soaring over our Brazilian waters.According to ACAP's Information Officer, John Cooper, "ACAP is particularly pleased to...
Wednesday, 9 August, 2017
Baby Rhino Rescue has launched their first Annual International Art Contest, and I'm delighted to be a part of it, as a participant and as a judge. Entries close on September 21, just in time to celebrate WORLD RHINO DAY on September 22.I have been distressed for years over the plight of Rhinos and the unnecessary killing of this amazing and iconic creature purely for human profit and greed. I believe that art is a powerful messenger to change hearts and minds - and I hope the messages in this important Art Campaign will do just that. It's horrifying enough to view the images of adult...
Thursday, 30 June, 2011
What do you think of when you hear the word "hotspot"?Hopefully you think of a biologically diverse area of our planet that is under severe threat. The concept was first defined by British ecologist Norman Myers in 1988, and according to Conservation International, there are currently 34 such "hotspots" on our planet.Each "hotspot" has already lost at least 70% of its original vegetation. Over 50% of the world´s plant species and 42% of all terrestrial vertebrates are endemic to these 34 "hotspots". In other words, almost half the...