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Mind-blowing giant endangered wildlife projections bring NYC to a standstill

You have never seen anything like this... the race to stop the sixth mass extinction event just went large

#ProjectingChange

The United Nations Department of Public Information, Oceanic Preservation Society (OPS), founded by photographer and Academy Award-winning director Louie Psihoyos (THE COVE), Obscura Digital, a creative technology studio that has staged multi-sensory media experiences all over the globe, and Fisher Stevens, Academy Award-winning Producer of THE COVE, lit up the United Nations headquarters in a revolutionary call to action for citizens of the world to demand action from their leaders to protect the world’s ecosystems. The musical score was written by Academy Award-nominated composer J. Ralph. Louie Psihoyos, founder of the Oceanic Preservation Society stated, “Scientists predict we will lose half of all our species on the planet by the end of this century. We wanted to create a spectacular program that would showcase how fast we’re losing species and why their numbers are declining. We hope illUmiNations will bring well-needed attention to the plight of these animals and our role in their decline.” "Our generation must illuminate and take action around truth for the sake of future generations. It is imperative that we at a personal level and we at a governmental level stand and change together. Obscura is proud to humbly present a beacon of projected light onto the United Nations,” said Travis Threlkel, Founder & Chief Creative Officer, Obscura Digital. The visual showcase created by OPS, Obscura and Insurgent Media, was sponsored by TheDodo.com and the Lerer Family Foundation, and produced in conjunction with Okeanos – Foundation for the Sea, Vulcan Productions and Millennium Art. www.racingextinction.com ILLUMINATIONS PARTNERS United Nations Department of Public Information Oceanic Preservation Society Obscura Digital Okeanos – Foundation for the Sea Vulcan Productions thedodo.com Millennium ART Trailer Park Picture Motion Obscured Pictures CONTRIBUTING ARTISTS & ARTWORK 60Solutions.org Yann Arthus-Bertrand Rodrigo Baleia James Balog William Coupon David Doubilet Earth Vision Trust GoodPlanet Foundation HOME Jerry Greenberg Michael Greenberg Howard and Michelle Hall David Hannan/Ocean Ark Alliance Shawn Heinrichs International Center of Photography Frans Lanting Macaulay Library, Cornell Lab of Ornithology Steve McCurry Plankton Chronicles Sebastião Salgado, Genesis Joel Sartore Louis Schwartzberg Daniel Stoupin ADDITIONAL CONTENT AFNR/Shutterstock Borisoff/Shutterstock branislavpudar/Shutterstock Brian Lasenby/Shutterstock Henk Bentlage/Shutterstock iPrano/Shutterstock John Butler Lukas Spieker Miles Away Photography/Shutterstock NASA Peter Gudella/Shutterstock pixelparticle/Shutterstock Rich Carey/Shutterstock Richard A McMillin/Shutterstock Rick Ray/Shutterstock Stefan Siebert Steve Gschmeissner/Science Photo Library Tim Hellier/Image Quest 3-D Xavier Marchant/Shutterstock SUPPORTED BY Dieter Paulmann The Lerer Family Foundation William von Mueffling Dan Nelson The Gerbode Foundation Sarah Shaw San Francisco Foundation Shaw Family Fund The Moore Charitable Foundation The Opel Family Richard Schaden The Baum Foundation Trevor Bacon Jill and Carter Wheeler Paulette & John Kempfer David and Diana Toole W Wilder Knight III Primland (60 Solutions) OPS Kickstarter Backers

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