Posts Tagged ‘monkeys’

Logging Warnings

Friday, September 3rd, 2010

Yesterday, CNN ran a feature article on the battle to preserve Nigeria’s rainforest. The startling figure they posted was that less than 10% of the forests are still standing there.Deforestation due to logging has been a focal concern in the plight of many endangered animals that we’ve covered over the years in EcoPatterns, and there is no doubt in our minds that the current situation in Nigeria is negatively affecting countless populations of animals at risk. Of course, the primary issue is overpopulation and the growing need for land in areas. Since we cannot possibly stunt the growth of our species in any ethical manner, we must think of ways to solve this problem so we don’t dramatically wipe out the very resources and life this planet thrives on.

Famous comedian George Carlin once said there exists an abundance of land that is currently wasted on nonsense – cemeteries and golf courses. Rather than dig up a bunch of rainforests that are the heart and lifeblood of this planet – we should focus our attention and resources and get creative on how to solve overpopulation issues. Failure to do so will inevitably lead to the slow, painful extinction of another species much more familiar – ourselves.

Utterly Rich

Friday, August 20th, 2010

Hello all, Rich here – taking the reigns of blogging duties and all things web from my wife so she can get some long needed rest and relaxation. In the midst of this rest, she is still sketching out new ideas and working on new paintings so we’re not expecting any significant down period. We are going through a pretty challenging chapter of our lives but we are not allowing this to stunt the development and growth of our business. And as she said, I’m picking up where she’s leaving off for the time being. It is our responsibility to our loyal customers, friends and most importantly to our overall mission.

With the birth of Ecopatterns, we took on the responsibility of utilizing art and social media to raise and spread awareness about animals most folks won’t know are endangered, and to back it up with factual information. This may seem like a modest responsibility to shoulder, but we feel it is critical for the future of the planet. We feel it would be particularly sad if elephants, giraffes and even little monkeys are spoken of in the same vein as dinosaurs a few generations from now. We have an opportunity to prevent this from happening especially if the threats are coming from things we have the power to control. So I wanted to extend a big thanks to everyone who has supported our mission thus far and those that continually encourage and help us spread the good word. Without you guys, we’d accomplish so little, and for that we are incredibly grateful. We look forward to keeping up the fight.