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Nick Dixon and the endangered Western Capercaillie

Although the tattooing element of extInked is now finished, the project is far from over with many of the ambassadors launching fundamental follow-up awareness raising projects. The ambassador for the Western Capercaillie, Nick Dixon, is starting a grassroots group to support the RSPB affiliated ‘Friends of the Western Capercaillie’.

 

Nick gave his talk on 5th July 2012

Help Save the Western Capercaillie

Nick Dixon came along to do a talk at the Ragged University event in Manchester, and since then I have been talking with him on ideas of just how we can make a difference for this endangered species – The Western Capercaillie.  Working with the ExtInked ambassadors has made me personally realise that unless we all individually ask what we can do to preserve the environment and species we have left, then it amounts to an irresponsible society.

So with this in mind Nick has been invited to champion this strange bird in the Ragged project.  I can tell how passionate he is about the subject and invite people to get involved in his work. I quite like the idea of creating art and essays about the Capercaillie and endangered species to line the fences which kill many of them each year.  This I will be putting to him as a potential project. Read more

Nick Dixon and Annie Harrison talk about ExtInked tattoos

Nick Dixon with a tattoo on his shoulder of a Capercaille, and Annie Harrison with a Cornflower tattooed on her ankle. What do they have in common ?  They are two of the 100 selected ambassadors from the unique ExtInked partnership project spoke about their work, including their motivation for taking on the challenge, the experience of the tattooing and subsequent endeavours on behalf of their endangered species.

ExtInked is an art and ecology project in which one hundred original drawings of endangered British species were tattooed onto one hundred volunteers.

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