Maya Lin’s Memorial to Vanishing Nature

The architect and artist who designed the Vietnam Veterans Memorial is now focused on the mass extinction of species, a threat she is highlighting on a dynamic interactive Web site. In an interview with Yale Environment 360, Maya Lin talks about what inspired the “What is Missing?” project, which she calls her “last memorial.” READ MORE

 

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One of the videos focuses threats to koalas in Australia. Fewer than 100,000 koalas remain in the wild, with habitat loss the leading threat to their survival. “Prime koala habitat becomes prime real estate when majestic eucalyptus trees are cleared for logging and to make way for urban development,” says the Australia Koala Foundation. (Image from whatismissing.net)

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