Squibble Design's Puffin Week! Raising Funds for Project Puffin.
Live stream for https://projectpuffin.audubon.org. These beautiful seabirds are currently being impacted by pollution and climate change.Wellington
Project Puffin - Seabird Restoration Program
Join Squibble Design for a week-long live stream charity event! We will be raising money for Project Puffin (https://projectpuffin.audubon.org) to aid their conservation and seabird restoration programs.
Project Puffin was founded in 1973 by the National Audobon Society, and they have been working since then to relocate and restore Atlantic puffins to their historic nesting islands in the Gulf of Maine. Atlantic puffins are also found in Europe, the British Isles, the Faroe Islands, Iceland, Greenland, Norway, and Atlantic Canada.
While puffins are not endangered, they are now listed as Threatened/Endangered in Europe by the International Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
Environmental issues such as climate change, pollution, and over-fishing of smaller forage fish species adversely affect all seabirds. The ongoing research by Project Puffin can help us understand the impact these changes are having on seabird populations.
Project Puffin's research has aided similar projects worldwide, particularly relocation programs in the Southern Hemisphere.
Here in New Zealand for instance, the relocation methods developed by Dr. Steve Kress for Project Puffin have been used to restore the rare Chatham petrel (https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/a-puffin-comeback-126970 ), and also the Australasian Gannet (https://www.notornis.osnz.org.nz/system/files/Sawyer%20%26%20Fogle%202013.pdf).
I am an artist based in Wellington, New Zealand and I love to paint and draw animals. I would like to give back by raising funds to support the research and conservation of the beautiful and endearing puffin birds.
I will be painting and drawing puffins all week on my Twitch channel: https://www.twitch.tv/squibbledesign
- a finished oil painting of a puffin by the end of the week. The painting will be auctioned off on Trademe. All proceeds from the auction of the finished painting will be added to the funds raised during the live streams!
Monday: 3pm - 7pm NZST
Tuesday: 12.30pm - 5pm NZST
Thursday: 12.30.pm - 5pm NZST
Friday: 8.30am - 12.30 NZST
Victoria (Vicky) Holloway's involvement (page creator)
I am a creative Twitch streamer specialising in painting animals. I would like to raise money for Project puffin to help these beautiful seabirds which are now being severely impacted by pollution and climate change.
Use of funds
The money from this fund-raiser will be donated directly to https://projectpuffin.audubon.org. Project Puffin interns look after the nesting habitat by removing invasive plants and cleaning up rubbish. They also study seabird food supplies.
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This page was created on 13 Jul 2019 and closed on 26 Jul 2019.