Though it may not seem directly related to endangered species at first, dire predictions say that un-checked global warming could eventually case the extinction of 1/3 of the planet's species. In my humble opinion, Cap-and-Trade legislation passed in the US and then brought to the world stage (Copenhagen v2.0?) is our best chance --- as it unleashes the forces of entrepreneurial creativity to address the challenge and makes a structured and decreasing limit to emissions with real consequences.
If you're not familiar with Cap-and-Trade, or would like to learn more, this video from our buddies over at Environmental Defense does a great job of laying it all out.
The number of prints available corresponds with the remaining animal or plant populations.
For example, only 45 Amur Leopards remain in the wild, so for this edition, only 45 prints will ever be made.
A different organization, whose mission is to the ensure the survival of the species depicted, is chosen for each print. 100% of the sales of ESPP prints are donated to these conservation organizations.