is an international undertaking aiming to make society aware of the imminent threat of extinction of a large number of species.
According to the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, close to one mammal in four is threatened by extinction.
In order to create awareness and make the population of urban centers responsible, the proposed idea is to show individual images of threatened animals on very large scale canvases, right in the center of the big cities of the world.
”Delete” is the common way of deleting a text, an image, or a file on your computer. But what will it mean when ”Delete” is associated with living species? Stronger than the word ”Save”, that only engages the ones who take action,
”Delete” forces everybody to give thought to the problem. Can you, with one simple click, wipe out a species on this earth? This is of course about an artistic action, of a conceptual project.
The artist is there to ask questions and these questions have the benefit of concerning each and everyone of us.
Prince Albert II of Monaco Fondation deeply involved with the preservation of wildlife, flora and maritime regions, supports this artistic project and the first large canvas has been installed in the heart of the Principality for the 10-year anniversary of the Foundation in June 2016. Followed by other enormous animals in Montreal, Singapore, Milano, Geneva, New York and other places...
In June 2006, HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco decided to establish his Foundation to address our planet's alarming environmental situation. The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation is dedicated to the protection of the environment and the promotion of sustainable development on a global scale. The Foundation supports initiatives of public and private organizations, in the fields of research and studies, technological innovation and socially-aware practices.
IUCN, the world's oldest and largest environmental network, is a democratic union with more than 1,000 government and NGO member organisations, and some 11,000 volunteer scientists in more than 150 countries.
The IUCN Red List of Threatened SpeciesT is a system for classifying species in terms of the risk of extinction they face. It is an online database that allows people to search for information and contains the global status of over 44,000 species, as well as additional information. The Red List identifies where conservation efforts need to be focused for the greater benefit of life on earth.