The Pangolin is the most trafficked mammal on the planet and recent research indicates this species carries an unusually high number of coronavirus strains. The impact of human activity on biodiversity loss remains the largest issue facing the extinction of critically endangered species today. Manis gigantea (the pangolin) is positioned at the heart of conversation surrounding biodiversity loss and issues of climate change.
By using art to raise awareness, this project takes a critical position on human encroachment into wild areas and examines the relationship between habitat loss and the spread of zootonic diseases. In the midst of the global pandemic, increased pressure from poaching and decrease in tourism revenue are quickly transforming this prehistoric and gentle creature into a ghost.