About

FaunaFocus is a creative community focusing on a unique animal species each month. Participants are encouraged to create art inspired by the featured animal and share it with #FaunaFocus.

FaunaFocus was founded by artist, Noelle M. Brooks, in May 2017 with the desire to educate others about our world’s animals, inspire others to create and grow, and ultimately conserve wildlife. In order to accomplish these goals, FaunaFocus connects people with wildlife to inspire a passion for nature.

 

EDUCATION

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.

 

FAUNAFACTS

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 paired with a unique image of that animal.

Aardwolf Aardwolf - Aardwolves are solitary foragers, except when accompanying their young cubs.
https://faunafocus.com/home/november-2017/#jp-carousel-5124 Axolotl - Axolotls can live as long as 10-15 years, but expected laboratory longevity is only 5-6 years.
White-Nosed Coati White-Nosed Coati - Although the white-nosed coati searches for food both on the ground and in the forest canopy, frequently climbing to obtain fruits, it is more typically seen on the ground and is considered terrestrial.

 

TRIVIA

In order to make learning about wildlife engaging and interesting, FaunaFocus compiles FaunaFacts into Trivia! These quizzes test one’s animal knowledge and provide instant feedback and additional explanatory information.

 

 

INSPIRATION

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.

FREE-FOR-ALL

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 the FaunaFocus Twitch Team 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.

 

 

CONSERVATION

FaunaFocus has collaborated with organizations, such as the World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF) and the American Eagle Foundation, in order to raise almost $4,500 for wildlife conservation efforts.

CONSERVATION EVENTS

 

Koala Host Train Koala Host Train - FaunaFocus raised $1,827.68 for the World Wildlife Fund-Australia (WWF)'s Keep Koala's Climbing Wild-Livestream event benefitting the vulnerable koala.
Eagle Host Train Eagle Host Train - FaunaFocus raised $1,041.82 for the American Eagle Foundation's National American Bald Eagle Day campaign benefitting the bald eagle and other birds of prey.
Sea Turtle Host Train Sea Turtle Host Train - FaunaFocus raised $836 for WWF-Australia's Wild-Livestream event benefitting sea turtles, such as the endangered green turtle and the critically endangered hawksbill turtle.

 

TEAM

 

Noelle M. Brooks
Sohlcain
Sarah
Crocutact
Louis Herlihy

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