We are connected. To each other. To our environment. From faraway places to our own backyard.
This is the message being delivered by a traveling photo exhibit called Irreplaceable: Wildlife in a Warming World. The exhibit--and the campaign behind it--tells the story of how plants and animals are struggling to adapt to a rapidly warming world, and hopes to inspire people to action.
This is not your average wildlife photo exhibit, however.
The thing that sets Irreplaceable apart is that it not only carries a message about how we are all interconnected, it lives it. The exhibit was put together by a coalition of leaders from the faith, science, art and justice communities, united behind the issue of what the changing environment means for some of our most treasured and irreplaceable wildlife.
The organizations behind Irreplaceable include Earthjustice, Noah Alliance, International League of Conservation Photographers and Conservation International's Center for Applied Biodiversity Science.
Using breathtaking photography by some of the world's most respected nature lensers, Irreplaceable shows us just what we would be losing if we neglect our duty to the world much longer. And yet the campaign isn't discouraging--it hopes to inspire the people who visit the website and the exhibit (in various cities across the U.S.) and offer them a chance to speak up for the environment and help protect the animals most at risk from climate change.
Overall, it's very easy to get discouraged with the reality of global warming. But when you step into the Irreplaceable exhibit, you can see nothing but reasons to save our world and take the necessary steps to protect it.
We are connected. And this exhibit proves that one of the most important sustainable resources we can turn to when protecting these irreplaceable species is something that has an endless supply...inspiration.
National Wildlife Federation
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