Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Wildlife Scientist to Produce Activist Mural in Boynton Beach!

Seeing RED by Diane Arrieta 
ActivistArtistA's Bay Gates Project

ActivistArtistA Bay Gates Project
Boynton Beach Art District
404-422 West Industrial Ave
Boynton Beach, Florida 33426

Reception: July 25, 2013 at 7 PM
ActivistArtistA Gallery

Wildlife scientist and graduate student at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, Diane Arrieta begins mural this weekend at the Boynton Beach Art District.

This mural project is in conjunction with Diane Arrieta's science research as partial requirement  for my master's thesis graduation.

                   MSc Biodiversity, Wildlife and Ecosystems Health
                   University of Edinburgh School of Medicine and Veterinarian Medicine
                   College of Biomedical Sciences

Summary: Please take the survey! It is vital to the project.

Seeing Red is based on the IUCN's red list of endangered species.

Biodiversity may be defined as the variety, of plants, animals and other living things in a particular area or region. Biodiversity is the foundation of all ecosystems (managed or unmanaged). The services it provides determine the quality of human and animal well-being. Loss of biodiversity affects climate regulation, promotes the spread of disease, keeps our water clean, aids in carbon storage and many other aspects of daily life. Everything in an ecosystem (plants, animals, habitat, water, soil, and people) is dependent on the other. Human activities and land use changes are threatening all of the components necessary for healthy living.

Seeing Red focuses on one aspect of biodiversity loss (endangered species). Scientists now estimate that we are losing species at 1,000 to 10,000 times faster than we did in previous times.

The Center for Biological diversity states that 99 percent of currently threatened species are at risk due to human activity. Those driving habitat loss, global warming and the introduction of exotic species are causing the greatest degradation (harm).
To find out more about what biodiversity is and how you can be affected by the loss of it, please visit these websites to learn more.

The projects aim is to raise biodiversity awareness by directing participants to explore and learn important scientific concepts regarding biodiversity and conservation.  By seeking out new information, the project intends to offer scientific models to a general audience and encourage participation towards a positive change for a healthy planet.

For more information: BIRDS ARE NICE

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