Protectors: Saving Biodiversity in the Age of Extinction is a portfolio of fine-art silkscreen prints celebrating those taking extraordinary measures to stop endangered birds, beetles, fish, plants, turtles and other species from vanishing forever.
The portfolio features 12 original artworks produced by the artists of the Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative. Each depicts an extinct species, an endangered species, and a person fighting to save that species. Among those featured are a tribal elder, an artist, an Indigenous border activist, a retired teacher, and scientists from different backgrounds — all determined to stem the tide of extinction. Exploring everything from community organizing to lockdowns to science education, this project shows the myriad ways anyone and everyone can get involved to protect species from the threats they face.
Protectors is coordinated, curated and sponsored by the Center for Biological Diversity and artist Roger Peet of the Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative. The images were created by Molly Fair, Fernando Martí, Mary Tremonte, Sanya Hyland, Saiyare Refaei, Roger Peet, Paul Kjelland, Erik Ruin, Kill Joy, Andrea Narno, Sarah Farahat, and Aaron Hughes.
We offer exhibition copies of all of our portfolios for loan to schools, galleries, libraries, community spaces, and other institutions and organizations that want to temporarily exhibit our work! Check out this page for more details and to get started!