John Banovich - Sumatran
John Banovich - Sumatran

John Banovich - Sumatran

Regular price $275.00 Sale

Limited Edition Giclée Canvas
Zawadi Edition- 11" x 15": 175 s/n plus 15 Artist Proofs
• Canvas: $275
• Artist Proof: $330
• Frame BF10: 17" x 21" - $500

“In 2015 I had the privilege to study one of the rarest tiger subspecies, the Sumatran Tiger (Panthera tigris sumatra). Inhabiting the small Indonesian island of Sumatra, these tigers are currently listed as critically endangered on the IUCN red list. In 2008 the population was estimated to be between 441 and 678 individuals. Most of the remaining populations of these beautiful, great cats are in vestiges of shrinking wild areas. The palm oil production and exploding human expansion is a constant threat that pushes into the tiger’s natural habitat, but one of the shining lights on the island is a public/private partnership called Tambling Wildlife Nature Conservation (TWNC). TWNC is a 45,000-hectare forest and 14,082-hectare marine conservation on the southern tip of Sumatra. The area is remote within the 365,000-hectare Bukit Barisan Selatan National Park.  I discovered the fresh water rivers flowing through the reserve.  With plenty to eat the habitat is ideal and the protection for these animals second to none. As with all large carnivores, give the Sumatran tiger a protected place with enough to eat and they will save themselves.” - John Banovich, Artist