Wildlife Queensland asked me to create a cartoon to compliment an article called ‘Learning from Loss’ within their Wildlife Australia magazine. Out of the three extinct animals the article focused on, I chose the bramble cay melomys as I enjoyed capturing their cuteness and they have huge visual impact. These melomys are the first mammal to become extinct by raising sea levels due to climate change and I think that is massive news that needs to be broadcasted. And as the article, ‘Learning From Loss’, highlights, why isn’t there an inquest into these extinctions for us to learn from, and could have set up a captive breeding program before it was too late.
Carol Booth, Editor, provided this testimonial:
“Edd did an excellent cartoon for Wildlife Australia. He came up with several creative options that fitted the theme of the article, then admirably met the brief in his execution. I strongly recommend him.”