Dave joins the marine litter fight

Dave aka Endangered Dave is a Galway based artist, who tries to raise awareness about endangered species through his paintings. Dave makes beautiful paintings of endangered animals and leaves them around Galway for people to find them and be encouraged to learn about these animals. The game is: Dave leaves clues on Facebook and Twitter as to where he placed his newest piece and if you find it, you keep it. But you have to post a picture to Dave letting him know the painting has found a home!

Although I live in Galway, I learned about Dave in Norway! His fame seems to be expanding  😉 After meeting him and explaining about my work on seabirds and marine litter, he kindly agreed on painting some of the species that are highly affected by marine debris in order to raise awareness on the marine debris issue and how it could have severe effects on populations of seabirds, among other animals, of course.

So keep an eye out for some beautiful seabird paintings around Galway. Follow Dave through his Facebook and Twitter. And please, of course, also keep an eye out for any dead seabirds and let me know through heidi.acampora@research.gmit.ie or 086 3615575 🙂

Manx Shearwater (Puffinus puffinus) painting left by the hospital wall in Shantalla

Manx Shearwater (Puffinus puffinus) painting left by the hospital wall in Shantalla – ©Dave

Northern Gannet (Morus bassanus) painting left at Neachtains -

Northern Gannet (Morus bassanus) painting left at Neachtains – ©Dave

Published by Heidi Acampora

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