Posted on Sunday, November 6th, 2011
David Waters and Suzy Elkins last week visited filmmaker Ceri Levy’s latest inspiration Ghosts of Gone Birds, a fascinating and shocking exhibition highlighting the plight of many of the world’s birds. The loss of species, including the Hawaiian crow and Jamaican red macaw may yet help currently endangered birds, hope the organisers of the ambitious multimedia art project.
David talks to David Lindo, the Urban Birder
The project is called Ghosts of Gone Birds and is the brainchild of film-maker Ceri Levy and creative consultant Chris Aldhous. Over 80 artists submitted work based on extinct birds for the exhibition which was held to great effect in London.
The exhibition will raise awareness and money for BirdLife International’s preventing extinctions programme which has statistics showing that the rate of bird extinction is accelerating. In the last 30 years, 21 species have disappeared and 190 are currently classified as critically endangered. Find out more here.
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