Thursday, June 4, 2020

Vector Drawing of Red Bird of Paradise

This is the picture of Red Bird of Paradise (Paradisaea rubra) that lives in tropical rainforest of Raja Ampat particularly in Waigeo, Gam and Batanta islands. There are two species of Birds of Paradise in these islands: Red BOP and Wilson's Bird of Paradise. Their population is shrinking because of continuous hunting, conversion of forest into human settlements, road, and monoculture plantation.
Birdwatching in Raja Ampat
Male Red Bird of Paradise
The development of ecotourism in Raja Ampat brings positive impacts to local economy and encourage local people to preserve tropical rainforest and protect paradise birds. Visitors who go there support local homestay owners, boat drivers and guides. With this alternative income generation that is environmentally friendly to rainforest and marine ecosystem, wildlife in Raja Ampat gets better chance to survive in this century.
Red Bird of Paradise vector art using inkscape
Digital illustration of Red Bird of Paradise
To raise awareness about the importance of protecting this paradise bird, I have created a digital drawing of the bird. It is now available in various Redbubble products such as T-Shirt, iPhone and Samsung Galaxy case, pillow, mugs, tote bag, sticker and spiral notebook. To get more info about these products, please, see this link: Red Bird of Paradise Vector Art

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