A high quality, signed A4 print of my juvenile Brazilian tapir pen drawing, ready to be framed and hung in the perfect spot in your home.
For every Endangered print sold, a tree will be planted in the Albertine Rift forests of Uganda as part of a wildlife habitat restoration project in partnership with the Jane Goodall Institute.
As ecological engineers, tapirs change the structure of plant communities and have an important role in dispersing seeds over long distances. (They eat plants, not ants like the unrelated but slightly-similar-looking anteater.) Tapirs were once distributed across North America, Europe and Southeast Asia. Today, three species live in South America and one in Asia. Populations of each species have reduced by more than 30% over the last 30 years or so (a teeny-tiny minuscule proportion of their 20-million-year history!)
Habitat loss is a big threat, but even in areas where the habitat is safe, tapirs are threatened by hunting. Huge numbers of tapirs are killed every year for meat, medicine and in retaliation for the animals raiding farmers’ crops. They are also killed unintentionally on the roads and some populations suffer from infectious diseases passed on from domestic livestock.
Following years of research to try and figure out these elusive mammals, conservation efforts are focussed primarily on restoring habitat and reducing hunting. The creation of wildlife corridors could be an important means of maintaining diversity in populations, helping tapirs move safely between the fragments of protected habitat that remain.
This listing is for the print only; it does not include a mount or frame.
Your print will be protected by a sheet of greyboard and packaged in compostable film.
Dimensions: 21.0 x 29.7cm (8.27 x 11.69in).
Ready to dispatch in 1–3 business days from the United Kingdom.
Returns and exchanges accepted (terms and conditions apply - please see the policy page).