GOLDEN FOREST

180 X 120 cms
Acrylics and gold leaf on canvas.

The Jaguar is one of my favorite wild cats. We have the fortune in Colombia that he walks in our mountains. The Jaguars are currently distributed in 18 countries throughout the American continent. Still, it is already considered extinct in El Salvador and Uruguay. It is estimated that approximately 55 percent of its distribution has been lost in the last century for many reasons. It is the only one of the four species of felines actually in the Americas. There are five subpopulations of these felines in Colombia, of which three are classified as critically endangered. Deforestation and the consequent loss of its habitat, its direct hunting and of its prey, as well as the conflict between humans and jaguars, are the main threats. With this artwork, I add my voice, intending to denounce that this species is critically endangered. Hopefully, we can react before it is too late.

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