Endangered Species:

Along the U.S./Mexico Border

Raising awareness for the endangered species along the US/Mexico border through illustration and research.

mexican long nosed bat postcard.jpg
mexican grey wolf postcard.jpg

There are 1,506 native terrestrial and freshwater animal and plant species that call the border region their home, and 62 of those species are listed as critically endangered, endangered, or vulnerable. If a border wall were to be built its construction would cause destruction and disturbance to land 50 miles north and south of the build site including the construction roads to get to the wall, the giant lights that would remain on after the wall was built, and the pollution leftover from construction. I aim to raise awareness for these species through research and illustration so people can feel more connected to the border lands and see just how rich and beautiful they are. These are plants and animals that are worth saving and they play an important part in balancing the environment around them, and us. 

This is an ongoing series in which I plan to illustrate all 62 endangered, critically endangered, and vulnerable species with the goal of publishing them into a book. Postcards with species information on the back and a booklet containing a handful of illustrations with information are available in my Etsy shop with proceeds donated to The Center For Biological Diversity.

vaquita
press to zoom
gulf coast jaguarundi
press to zoom
nichol's turks head cactus
press to zoom
loach minnow
press to zoom
ashy dogweed
press to zoom
laguna mountain skipper
press to zoom
nellie cory cactus
press to zoom
pacific pocket mouse
press to zoom
northern aplomado falcon
press to zoom
mexican long nosed bat
press to zoom
mexican grey wolf
press to zoom
light footed clapper rail
press to zoom
kearney's bluestar
press to zoom
black capped vireo
press to zoom
jaguar
press to zoom
gila topminnow
press to zoom
del mar manzanita
press to zoom
arroyo toad
press to zoom
california condor
press to zoom
big bend gambusia
press to zoom
california least tern
press to zoom
1/1