20% of the sale proceeds are going directly to the Sea Shepherd Operation Milagro IV. Sea Shepherd has spent the last four years patrolling the Sea of Cortez as part of its campaign, in which the marine conservation group patrols for poachers and pulls up illegal gillnets which trap and drown the Vaquita.
Sea Shepherd Conservation Society is a non-profit marine conservation organisation established in 1977 by Captain Paul Watson, a world renowned, respected leader in environmental issues and co-founder of Greenpeace. Its mission is to end the destruction of habitat and slaughter of wildlife in the world’s oceans in order to conserve and protect ecosystems and species. Sea Shepherd uses innovative direct-action tactics to investigate, document, and take action when necessary to expose and confront illegal activities on the high seas.
This Vaquita Porpoise screen print has been designed and hand-printed by Ed and James in a limited edition of 40 prints. They use Fedrigoni’s 350gsm Freelife Cento, a carbon balanced paper which Fedrigoni create in collaboration with The World Land Trust. Numbered and embossed, this interactive thirteen-layer screen print is comprised of twelve layers of water based pigment ink, finished with one layer of phosphorescent ink.
The Vaquita Porpoise is the first of four marine species in the “Ocean Warrior Series” that have been created in an exclusive partnership with Sea Shepherd. The Vaquita Porpoise is known as the smallest and most endangered marine mammal in the world; endemic to Mexico’s Gulf of California, it has garnered media attention in recent years due to their diminishing numbers, with there now only around 30 left in the world.
Each Vaquita Porpoise print is accompanied with a box featuring: