While on Borneo, photographer and artist Erik Hijweege witnessed the illegal destruction of the rainforest to make way for palm oil plantations.
Shocked, Hijweege was inspired to create awareness about the destruction of such habitats. In his photo series, “New Habitat”, Hijweege provides sanctuary for displaced animals by relocating endangered species to new habitats around the globe. You can find a stealthy leopard tip-toeing around the Rotterdam harbour and African elephants making themselves at home in the Italian Dolomites.
Throughout the world, thousands of animal habitats are being threatened by increased human activity. This crisis has put more than 26,000 species on the extinction list, according to the IUCN. “New Habitat” aims to promote the protection of these animals and their environments. Don’t miss viewing these unique photos at the Natural History Museum from 19 January to 22 March 2020. https://www.hetnatuurhistorisch.nl/
→ Natural History Museum, Museumpark, Westzeedijk 345. Open Tues-Sun 11 AM – 5 PM.