FaunaFocus is a creative community focusing on a unique animal species each month. Anyone is welcome to join and participate by creating content inspired by the featured animal and sharing it with the hashtag, #faunafocus.
FaunaFocus was driven by the desire to educate others about our world’s animals, inspire others to create and grow, and ultimately help wildlife thrive.
FaunaFocus connects people with wildlife to inspire a passion for nature.
FaunaFocus was launched in May 2015 with its first animal feature, the aardwolf.
This creative community was launched in May 2015 and focuses on a unique animal species each month. Everyone is welcome to join and participate by creating content, especially artwork, inspired by the featured animal and sharing it with the community, similar to a monthly art prompt, theme, or challenge. Participants are encouraged to share their creations with the hashtag #FaunaFocus, on platforms like DeviantArt, Discord, Instagram, Facebook, Twitch, Twitter, YouTube, etc. and comment on the creations made by others, really connecting and growing together.
Various events are planned each month such as SketchAlongs, CreateAlongs, Free-For-Alls, and even charity fundraisers. These events allow more ways for members to participate.
We cannot truly protect that which we don’t understand, thus wildlife conservation cannot succeed without education. It’s only when people are made aware of an animal’s plight and become familiar with the pressures it faces that a connection is made and a passion is ignited.
FaunaFocus truly believes that wildlife education will foster curiosity, connection, and understanding of the natural world and is thus committed to providing reliable, accurate, and interesting information about wildlife. All information provided is well-researched and relies on primary sources from wildlife specialists generally devoted to a particular species of animal. All sources are properly cited and linked to allow visitors to fact-check and discover more.
FaunaFocus is dedicated to providing reliable, accurate, and interesting information about wildlife. All information provided is well-researched and relies on primary sources from wildlife specialists generally devoted to a particular species of animal. All sources are properly cited and linked to allow visitors to fact-check and discover more.
In order to make learning about animals fun, FaunaFocus releases a new FaunaFact every single day! These bite-sized bits of information are interesting facts about that month’s featured animal and are paired with a unique image of that animal.
Free-For-All, SketchAlong, CreateAlong
FaunaFocus hosts a Free-For-All every month. This art competition allows participants to submit an original artwork inspired by that month’s featured animal and receive feedback from experienced judges through a live critique. The Free-For-All is open to all and is intended to foster community-based learning while celebrating successes and encouraging artists to improve from discipline and criteria. There are generally 2-3 judges each month that are either experts on a particular animal species or experienced artists, themselves. These judges join together at the end of each month to host a critique livestream on Twitch (http://twitch.tv/team/faunafocus) for about 1-2 hours, reviewing each entry that was received that month and celebrating its successes while offering feedback for improvement. Once a winner is selected, that artist will be featured on the FaunaFocus website, receive prizes, and be given the opportunity to choose an animal species to be featured for an upcoming month.
FaunaFocus has collaborated with organizations, such as the World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF), in order to raise over $1,500 for wildlife conservation efforts.
FaunaFocus has its own website at http://faunafocus.com where content is shared daily.
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