Because of its contiguous, undeveloped land and the concentration and scale of large wildlife the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem is the wildest landscape in the lower forty-eight states of the U.S. and the most iconic complex of public lands in America.
Yet this region is experiencing rapid human development becoming the latest hip play-ground and “last best place” for Americans and foreigners alike. The result of such development and growing variety of uses by an expanding human footprint stresses the wildlife, challenging their longevity in an environment that has been their home for 10,000 years or more. As the human footprint expands time is running out to for humankind to recognize the need to conserve this last place where the Grizzly, American bison and Grey wolf call home.
Artemis Institute recognizes that sustaining intact and healthy ecosystem in an era when human beings dominate the Earth is a nearly unattainable task, and can most certainly not be achieved without expanding humankind’s understanding, support and care for these vibrant ecosystems and their wild creatures. For this reason we have launched WILDLIFES, a project that relies on a mixture of visual arts and grass roots activities to inspire, engage, and help educate the next generation of the need to protect this wild place and its inhabitants.
An endeavor of: