Monarch Butterfly

Danaus plexippus is commonly known as the Monarch butterfly. Recent illegal deforestation of the Monarch’s overwintering grounds have led to a drastic reduction in the butterfly’s population. Efforts to classify it as a protected species and to restore its habitat are under way.

Doris Rodriguez
Danaus Plexippus
oil on canvas
31″ x 40″
2009

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Green Sea TurtleSince 2004, Chelonia mydas (the green sea turtle) has been classified by the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species as endangered.

Doris Rodriguez
Chelonia mydas
mixed media on canvas
35″ x35″
2009