About the piece:
This sculptural relief on a very special Indian wood depicts a herd of Himalayan ibex found in western Himalayan in India. They are usually found in small herds and colour ranges from pale brown to dark brown with a dorsal stripe.
A study indicates that domestic goat and sheep impose serious resource limitation on the Himalayan ibex and excludes them from certain pastures. Such multiple use is not compatible with wild herbivore conservation in the cold deserts of the trans- Himalayan. The study urged an urgent review of this human and livestock dependency on fast depleting natural resources and adoption of a trans- disciplinary conservation approach where humans and ecological systems are in unison.
At least 50% of the proceeds from this sale will support the charitable work of David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation (DSWF) and our ground-based conservation partners across Africa and Asia.
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