School of Communication and the Arts


Master of Fine Arts in Graphic Design (MFA)


Edward Green


endangered species, endangered animals, endangered elephants, endangered rhinoceros, endangered ocean species, endangered dolphins, illegal hunting, poaching, Jumbo the elephant


Art and Design | Fine Arts


Poaching and illegal hunting have brought several endangered species to the brink of extinction. The elephant population in Africa has been depleted from millions to less than 500,000 known to live in the wild. Ocean species are seeing grave losses with whales having been hunted for so many years, and their numbers not returning to the levels they once were. The purpose of this thesis is to create a body of work through research and creativity which will demonstrate how the protection of these animals is essential to the earth that God created. All the animals God created were of His design and purpose. It is how nature cycles and continues to provide the earth with the resources needed for animals and humankind to co-exist. The fear of losing many critically endangered animals will be discussed. Animals that were once safe in their environments are now rapidly being erased from existence. Mankind’s greed and desire to exploit these animals has created a growing threat to their existence. God appointed man to care for them, not destroy them.