migratory bird feature
nature conservancy magazine, winter 2017
art direction: katie lesser
Five full page illustrations for "Safe Flight: 100 Years of Protecting Birds", an article in Nature Conservancy Magazine.
The article celebrates the anniversary of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, a landmark conservation measure enacted in 1918 when many species were threatened by the commercial trade in bird feathers and indiscriminate hunting. The treaty continues to protect thousands of native bird species from human exploitation, provides them with protected habitats, and encourages monitoring of populations for conservation purposes.