The Institute for Relocation of Biodiversity was created as an imaginary agency. This institute offers a program of direct assistance to species that (might) suffer loss of habitat.
Human induced environmental changes pose a significant threat to the continuing existence of many species. Global warming or future global warming causes loss of habitat and subsequently can endanger fauna and flora or cause extinction.
If humans are, even indirectly, responsible for threats to individual wild organisms, species, or ecosystems, then special obligations are created.
Assisted colonization, also known as assisted migration or managed relocation, is the human act of deliberately moving plants or animals to a different habitat and is one of the measures proposed by conservationists and scientists.
The proposed artistic intervention comments on the rapid ongoing loss of habitats and the concept of mitigation of species extinction addressed by scientists and conservationists.
The work of the Institute consists of:
- identifying fauna and flora under threat
- researching the current status and needs of the species under threat
- locating possible future inhabitable areas
- creating information and instruction videos* for translocation
*The videos are training programs for endangered species and designed to assist this species in finding new natural environments, unlock the future inhabitable areas and support them in trans-locating. The audience is therefore, first and foremost, the endangered species, but secondly also human spectators.
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art-science collaboration / climate change / species extinction / assisted migration / facilitated adaptation / non human entities / animals and plants under threat / habitat loss