Art (for) Preventable Extinction

Art [for] Preventable Extinction works with Globally Recognized Artists who allow their Art to be used in helping with Preventing the Extinction of the world’s Animal Species.

“critically endangered species is one that has been categorized by IUCN as facing an extremely high risk of extinction in the wild.”

ABOUT US – NGO Mission Statement

Art (for) Preventable Extinction is a Non-Government Organization (Not for Profit) dedicated to protecting and expand the natural environment by supporting conservation programs that will help prevent the disappearance (extinction) of the world’s animal species. We aim to work with Globally Recognized Artists who allow their Art to be used in helping with Preventing the Extinction of the world’s Animal Species.

Non-Government Organization (NGO)
Not for Profit Organization
Support Charitable Conservation Programs

Charities to be Supported*:

  • Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation
  • Save the. Orangutan
  • Orangutan Foundation
  • World Wide Fund (WWF) for Nature

Thank you to Joel Sartore/National Geographic Photo Ark for allowing us to use a selection of images on this site

*Independently determined

Details on extinction – The Facts

  • 60%

    World Wildlife Fund report found that 60% of the world’s animals have vanished in 40 years.

  • 150

    More than 150 acres of Amazon rainforest is lost every minute of every day.

  • Half

    By the year 2100, human activities such as pollution, land clearing, and overfishing may drive more than half of the world’s marine and land species to extinction.

  • Images © Joel Sartore/National Geographic Photo Ark

Conservation Programmes


Bornean orangutan
(Pongo pygmaeus)

Conservation Status

Extinction Chart Critical Level

Critically Endangered (IUCN 3.1)

The Bornean orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus) is a species of orangutan native to the island of Borneo. Together with the Sumatran orangutan and Tapanuli orangutan, it belongs to the only genus of great apes native to Asia. Like the other great apes, orangutans are highly intelligent, displaying tool use and distinct cultural patterns in the wild. Orangutans share approximately 97% of their DNA with humans.

The Bornean orangutan is a critically endangered species, with deforestation, palm oil plantations, and hunting posing a serious threat to its continued existence.

The Bornean orangutan is a critically endangered species.
Images ©Joel Sartore/National Geographic Photo Ark

Sumatran orangutan 
(Pongo abelii) 

Conservation Status Extinction Chart Critical Level

Critically Endangered (IUCN 3.1)

The Sumatran orangutan (Pongo abelii) is one of the three species of orangutans. Found only in the north of the Indonesian island of Sumatra, it is rarer than the Bornean orangutan but more common than the recently identified Tapanuli orangutan, also of Sumatra. Its common name is based on two separate local words, "orang" ("people" or "person") and "hutan" ("forest"), derived from the official language of Malaysia, Malay,[3]and translates as 'person of the forest’.

The Sumatran orangutan is getting rarer
Images ©Joel Sartore/National Geographic Photo Ark

Tapanuli orangutan 
(Pongo tapanuliensis)

Conservation Status

Extinction Chart Critical Level

Critically Endangered (IUCN 3.1)

Approximate location in Sumatra

The Tapanuli orangutan (Pongo tapanuliensis) is a species of orangutan restricted to South Tapanuli in the island of Sumatra in Indonesia. It is one of three known species of orangutan, alongside the Sumatran orangutan (Pongo abelii), found farther northwest on the island, and Bornean orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus). It was described as a distinct species in 2017.
Tapanuli orangutans resemble Sumatran orangutans more than Bornean orangutans in body build and fur color. However, they have frizzier hair, smaller heads, and flatter faces. Dominant male Tapanuli orangutans have prominent moustaches and large flat cheek pads, known as flanges, covered in downy hair. Both male and female Tapanuli orangutans have beards but with Bornean orangutans, only the males do.

Mountain Gorilla (Gorilla beringei beringei)

Conservation Status Extinction Chart Critical Level

Critically Endangered (IUCN 3.1)

Distribution range in blue.

The mountain gorilla (Gorilla beringei beringei) is one of the two subspecies of the eastern gorilla. There are two populations: One is found in the Virunga volcanic mountains of Central Africa, within three National Parks: Mgahinga, in south-west Uganda; Volcanoes, in north-west Rwanda; and Virunga, in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

The mountain gorilla is an endangered species

The mountain gorilla is listed as critically endangered by the IUCN as of 2018. The other population is found in Uganda's Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Some primatologists speculate the Bwindi population is a separate subspecies, though no description has been finalized. As of June 2018, there were more than 1,000 individuals.

Non-Government Organization


Non-Government Organization

Non-governmental organizations, non-governmental organizations, or nongovernment organizations, commonly referred to as NGOs, are usually non-profit and sometimes international organizations independent of governments and international governmental organizations (though often funded by governments) that are active in humanitarian, educational, health care, public policy, social, human rights, environmental, and other areas to effect changes according to their objectives. They are thus a subgroup of all organizations founded by citizens, which include clubs and other associations that provide services, benefits, and premises only to members. Sometimes the term is used as a synonym of "civil society organization" to refer to any association founded by citizens, but this is not how the term is normally used in the media or everyday language, as recorded by major dictionaries. The explanation of the term by (the non-governmental organizations associated with the United Nations) is ambivalent. It first says an NGO is any non-profit, voluntary citizens' group which is organized on a local, national or international level, but then goes on to restrict the meaning in the sense used by most English speakers and the media: Task-oriented and driven by people with a common interest, NGOs perform a variety of service and humanitarian functions, bring citizen concerns to Governments, advocate and monitor policies and encourage political participation through provision of information.

Our People


    Angus Murray founded Preventable Extinction in 2015 to develop sustainable conservation projects that will protect and expand the natural environment while establishing breeding programs for endangered species. Angus Murray held the position of President of Macquarie Bank USA Inc. before starting his own Fund Management Firm in 1996. Memberships: Flora and Fauna International Conservation Circle, Life Member of the Sierra Club.


    Emilio is a Director of a large energy company in Paraguay, he has previously held many diverse positions relating to the energy and natural resources industry.

    Emilio graduated from the University of Asuncion with a Bachelor of Science degree, before further studying Environmental Management & Auditing at the American University in Asuncion.


    Jeronimo is a former adviser to the Ministry and an advocate for sustainable energy in Paraguay.

    He is a practicing Lawyer in Asuncion and also holds a degree in Environmental Law, Environmental Policies and Management.


    Katy, our Treasurer is a finance professional with over thirty-five years of broad and diversified experience in the non-profit , private, accounting and financial sectors. She has significant experience in financial reporting and analysis, compliance, budgeting, risk management and human resources.


    Chris, our Secretary, graduated at the turn of the century and began working for an accountancy practice whilst studying, eventually achieving Fellow Membership from the Association of Accounting Technicians.

    Chris has been working within the Investment industry for two decades and has gained diverse experience through exposure to various internationally renowned regulated jurisdictions.