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London, UK. 29th January, 2019. NOW YOU SEE ME, NOW YOU DON’T Giant missing cat poster is a stark reminder that big cats are disappearing before our very eyes • The emotive artwork was commissioned by National Geographic to raise awareness of its Big Cats Initiative which works to halt the global decline of big cats in the wild • The disappearing poster was designed by street artist, Dean Zeus Colman, as a poignant reminder of the role humans play in the demise of big cats • Lions have now disappeared from 90% of their historic range1 Credit: Oliver Dixon/Alamy Live News

London, UK. 29th January, 2019. NOW YOU SEE ME, NOW YOU DON’T  Giant missing cat poster is a stark reminder that big cats are disappearing before our very eyes  •	The emotive artwork was commissioned by National Geographic to raise awareness of its Big Cats Initiative which works to halt the global decline of big cats in the wild  •	The disappearing poster was designed by street artist, Dean Zeus Colman, as a poignant reminder of the role humans play in the demise of big cats  •	Lions have now disappeared from 90% of their historic range1    Credit: Oliver Dixon/Alamy Live News Stock Photo
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6477 x 4318 px | 54.8 x 36.6 cm | 21.6 x 14.4 inches | 300dpi

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29 January 2019

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NOW YOU SEE ME, NOW YOU DON’T Giant missing cat poster is a stark reminder that big cats are disappearing before our very eyes • The emotive artwork was commissioned by National Geographic to raise awareness of its Big Cats Initiative which works to halt the global decline of big cats in the wild • The disappearing poster was designed by street artist, Dean Zeus Colman, as a poignant reminder of the role humans play in the demise of big cats • Lions have now disappeared from 90% of their historic range1 A 260 sq. ft missing cat poster with a difference has appeared in London’s Paternoster Square as a tangible reminder of the world’s dwindling big cat populations. The missing cat in question, affectionally named as Archie, is not an average neighbourhood moggy but a majestic lion, one of the highly threatened big cat species. The artwork was commissioned by National Geographic’s Big Cats Initiative to highlight the worrying demise of these magnificent creatures. The missing cat poster was slowly and unwittingly rubbed out by members of the public as they went about their business - a poignant reminder that lions are being wiped out and we need to act now before it’s too late. A print version of the poster with a twist, will be seen in cities across the UK from today too. Cities include Bristol, Leeds, Manchester and Edinburgh. Big cats are in grave danger, and the iconic lion species is under serious threat; research shows that lions have disappeared from 90% of their historic range1. Nearly half of remaining lion range is outside of protected areas and is therefore particularly vulnerable. Dr Amy Dickman is a National Geographic Explorer and Senior Research Fellow in Field Conservation at University of Oxford, who runs the Ruaha Carnivore Project in Tanzania. She commented, “Lions play a central role in British culture – they are the UK’s national animal and appear on everything from our national football team’s shirts

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