As part of the ongoing PangeaSeed global project: Sea Walls – Murals for Oceans, this month we’ve collaborated with China-based artist Memuco to create a Sea Wall mural in Beijing. The overall goal is to raise greatly needed awareness for the plight of hammerhead sharks, oceanic white tip sharks and manta rays as well as spotlight the recent CITES vote to protect these vital animals.
History was made this week when oceanic white tip sharks, 3 different hammerhead species (great, smooth, scalloped), porbeagle sharks, freshwater sawfish and 2 manta ray species (reef & great) received greater protection under CITES Appendices.
The significance of this Sea Wall is massive and a pioneering step towards raise awareness for threatened ocean animals in a key consumption location such as China. This is where art and activism intersect creating what we at PangeaSeed like to call: ARTIVISM.
All of us at PangeaSeed wish Memuco and his crew all the best and greatly appreciate the opportunity to collaborate for such an important cause. No Fin No Future!
Stay tuned for full artist interview and more Sea Walls projects. For more information on the PangeaSeed Sea Walls – Murals for Oceans project, please visit: