ATM is one of the UK’s most well-known and recognisable nature artists. He has painted our Liverpool Wild Wall which will become part of his larger portfolio of extinction-threatened species – a portfolio of walls that spans both the UK and into Europe.
ATM has worked with multiple galleries and organisations, including New Networks for Nature and Biome Productions, to bring his art into public awareness. He is featured on the Global Street Art Agency and has been featured by the Guardian.
- The Good Business Festival, with the support of Liverpool City Council and Cultural Liverpool, is our priority partner for our Liverpool wall. The Good Business Festival aims to tackle the world’s greatest challenges by bringing together the smartest minds to think big, galvanise our ambitions and focus on progressand not perfection. UKY4N are an Education Partner at The Good Business Festival Youth Summit which will bring together hundreds of young people to challenge business leaders on the effect their businesses are having on climate change, the oceans, rainforests, animal habitats and our food supply. Watch this space for new dates!
- Dot Art is a Liverpool-based art gallery that specialises in locally-sourced and affordable art. Dot Art is also a hub for visual artists, supporting them to bring art into the public sphere, and working to engage people from all walks of life with art. Dot Art have been instrumental in bringing about our Liverpool Wild Wall.
- 2021 is a critical year for the environment and will set the course for the next decade, with countries coming forward to set new climate and nature pledges for 2030.
- Young people are calling for urgent action to address the crises facing nature and the climate. This year will lock in the actions countries will take by 2030.
- Nature and climate are interlinked: climate change is one of the greatest threats to the natural world, but restoring nature can tackle climate change by locking away carbon in healthy ecosystems.
- To put pressure on politicians in the lead up to COP26 to commit to protecting nature
- To increase awareness of issues surrounding local nature + biodiversity
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#NaturalKingdom #WildWalls #COP26 #NatureCrisis #ClimateCrisis #UKYouthForNature #YouthForOurPlanet #ForNature #GenerationRestoration #TogetherForOurPlanet #StreetArt #Liverpool #Merseyside #Sefton #SandDunes #FifthBeatle #Beetles #BeetlesOfInstagram
Premade Post (for socials)
A Northern Dune Tiger Beetle has arrived in Liverpool! This mural is the first of many to appear across the four nations as part of @UKYouth4Nature ‘s #Natural Kingdom: #WildWalls campaign, aiming to emphasise the links between the #ClimateCrisis and the UK’s #NatureCrisis 🌿
The Good Business Festival (Delayed)
Species/habitat info and links:
There is so much more you can discover about the Northern Dune Tiger Beetle, from facts about its speed and its Merseyside habitat to information on the Sefton coast (2) and other gems of the dunes. You can learn about the projects conserving the dunes and the reasons for conservation, from climate change to coastal squeeze, and how they are being managed. You can read up on how we can all adapt to these shifting shores, and if you want to go the extra mile and become a tiger beetle expert, you can have a glance at the species information guide too!
- Northern Dune Tiger Beetle is one of five tiger beetle species in UK
- One of fastest beetles in the world
- Well adapted to life in sand dunes
- Highly specialised and have a narrow temperature window
- GB Red List – Vulnerable
- Only found in two coastal locations in Britain, Sefton Coast in Merseyside and Cumbria
- Merseyside home to 75% of population
- Bare sandy ground is important for their lifecycle, they are therefore threatened by invasive species and an increased rate of succession due to climate change
- Sefton Coast is a designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC) and largest, most diverse sand dune system in England. One of most important habitats in UK.
- Clearing invasive scrub, such as sea buckthorn and Japanese rose mobilises dunes, creates habitat for a number of species including the Northern Dune Tiger beetle, sand lizard and natterjack toad.
- Sand dunes are listed as the habitat most at risk in Europe
- Climate change and rising sea levels are major threats to Sefton’s coastline
- Risk of coastal squeeze without correct management
- Sand dunes important for natural flood defences, nature conservation and recreation
“That’s the hope isn’t it? To get people interested, and then, caring about these things”ATM (@atmstreetart)