Sloane's urania (A3 print)
Image from the book 'Extinction'
The species was described in 1779 and named after Sir Hans Sloane, the naturalist whose collections of plants, animals and insects became the core collection of London's Natural History Museum. The Urania genus includes just six species of large day-flying moths (most moths are nocturnal). Endemic to Jamaica, it was last sighted in the 1890's.
Size: A3 297 x 420 mm
Authentication: Certificate signed by photographer with a Millennium stamp
'Extinction' documents 82 species of species of extinct and threatened animals and plants to generate an overview of the accelerating loss of biodiversity. The images lead the reader to the species’ stories, promoting greater understanding of conservation efforts, reasons for decline and mankind’s stewardship of life on Earth at a critical time in history.
“For any tragedy, there comes a time when we must take stock of what we’ve lost. Marc Schlossman’s book illuminates in vivid detail what we have lost or are at risk of losing as humans continue our assault on the natural world. Much more than a grim tally, the prose and photos beautifully elevate the names and stories of extinct and endangered creatures that don’t make headline news—moving us beyond the world of alarming statistics to an emotional connection that inspires conservation action.” Katie Davis, Executive Director of Wildlands Network in the US