A new magazine called Wild Hope Magazine has published its first issue, and is now available at select resellers in Northern California and via their website: http://wildhope.org. Their mission is to raise awareness into the possible consequences of human actions. Editor Kathryn Arnold writes, “We need nature, and nature needs our help. Throughout Earth’s 4.5 billion year history, species have died off naturally when they couldn’t adjust to changing environmental conditions. Today, however, species are vanishing many, many times faster than the natural rate of extinction, largely because of human interference.”
I was happy to contribute to this flagship edition and work with a good friend and client, Design Director Jane Palecek.
On the first page, left, we showcase a collection of curiosities by Luther Greene.
Additionally, I shot the back cover of the magazine, which is a seashell meant to echo the delicacy and beauty of nature.
In the first edition of Wild Hope, you will see it is a magazine by and about people who are endeavoring to preserve Earth’s biodiversity and to reverse the manmade causes of extinction. They show, by example, how individuals can use whatever skills or resources they have to help protect wild species from extinction. They also celebrate the intrinsic value of nature. Here is a sneak preview of some of the stories and images in their premiere issue:
-A visit to the world’s largest marine mammal rehabilitation hospital
-An interview with the “Bluebird Man” — how one person saved a species
-A photo essay of endangered mountain gorillas in Rwanda
-An encounter with western burrowing owls at a women’s prison
-A profile of a sea captain on a mission to rid the ocean of plastic debris
-Reflections on climbing a redwood tree
-Earth Day 2014 photos from around the world
-The meaning of one person’s nature collection
-An illustrated field guide to the western snowy plover
You can order the premier edition and subsequent issues here: http://wildhope.org/shop/
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