Welcome to Bioartsense Aquarelle in the region of Lüneburg!
Here you will find watercolour paintings that support nature conservation projects
Because I am a biologist with a creative, artistic heart who wants to combine both sides with sense and purpose.
As I know from my own experience that nature conservation and research projects depend on donations and funding, I would like to capture the beauty of nature for you with my watercolours and at the same time support various nature conservation projects.
If you would like to know more about me or meet me in person at an event, you have two more options here...
Nature and animal conservation projects that I support with my pictures
Animals Asia is devoted to ending bear bile farming and improving the welfare of animals across Asia. Founded in 1998, the Animals Asia team has been rescuing bears since 1994. The founder and CEO, Jill Robinson MBE, Dr.med.vet. h.c., Hon LLD is widely recognised as the world’s leading authority on the cruel bear bile industry, having campaigned against it since 1993.
Broken Wings Project of Thrive Conservation
Thrive Conservation has the mission to increase the reach and effectiveness of conservation across Indonesia by empowering emerging Indonesian conservationists. For the "Broken Wings" Project this means, that they currently raising funds to undertake the following activities:
- Employ a team of passionate bird lovers and talented creatives to develop emotive and informative content targeted to reach the hearts of people across Indonesia.
- Utilise the huge popularity of social media, TV and celebrity culture as fertile ground to drive the campaign far and wide.
- Develop a program to inspire people to surrender their caged birds to us. Once in our hands the birds will be rehabilitated and where possible released back into the wild.
Brown Hyena Research Project
The Brown Hyena Research Project is a non-profit organisation based in Lüderitz in the southern Namib Desert. The research on brown hyenas (Hyaena brunnea or Parahyaena brunnea) and the conservation of the ecologically unique brown hyena population along the coastal Namib Desert commenced in 1995 and developed since into a long-term conservation project.
Beech Forest Project by Wohllebens Waldakademie
Ancient beech forests are the rainforests of Europe, and similar to the tropics, they are in very bad shape. Today, we no longer find any primeval forests in Germany, and the old trees are also becoming increasingly rare: beech forests over 180 years old now only account for 0.16 percent of the land area. And even these small remnant areas continue to be managed, so that as a rule only one third of the trees remain in these old-growth forests. Deadwood, present in virgin forests at about 20,000 cubic metres of wood per square kilometre and an important habitat for 3,000 species of insects and fungi, is largely absent in managed forests. (Source: www.wohllebens-waldakademie.de)
BUND was founded in 1975 in the small Franconian town of Marktheidenfeld. Its roots lie in classical nature conservation and the militant environmental protection of citizens' initiatives. It is supported by more than 650,000 people and is committed, among other things, to ecological agriculture and healthy food, climate protection and the expansion of renewable energies as well as the protection of endangered species, the forest and water.
International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)
IFAW firmly believes that every single animal counts. They work with local communities, policy and science professionals and many more people around the world to save individual animals, conserve species and protect habitats.
Luchs Bayern e.V.
Luchs Bayern e.V. is an association of like-minded people from a wide range of disciplines who are committed to the protection and conservation of the lynx. Their vision is to ensure the survival of the lynx in the long term. With the Bavarian-Czech "Trans-Lynx" project launched in 2013, the species conservation efforts were for the first time tackled on a large scale and across populations and continued in the "3Lynx Project".
NABU is the oldest and, with more than 820,000 members and supporters, the largest environmental association in Germany. It was founded in 1899 by Lina Hähnle as the "Bund für Vogelschutz". Today, in addition to bird protection, NABU is also committed to biodiversity and the protection of intact habitats, good air, clean water, healthy soils and the careful use of our limited resources.
OneTreePlanted is a non-profit organisation that focuses on global reforestation.
SharkProject is dedicated to the protection of sharks by educating the population about the problems of commercial fishing through targeted and extensive information and education work.
Society for the Preservation of Old and Endangered Breeds of Domestic Animals e.V.
The Society for the Preservation of Old and Endangered Breeds of Domestic Animals (Gesellschaft zur Erhaltung alter und gefährdeter Haustierrassen e.V. - GEH) was founded in 1981 and sees itself as a contact for the diverse concerns of conservation work, updates the Red List of endangered livestock breeds every year, initiates projects such as the Ark Farm Project with over 90 farms nationwide and is a member of national and international organisations for the conservation of biodiversity.
Wanderfische ohne Grenzen e.V.
Wanderfische ohne Grenzen e.V. aim to ensure the sustainable reintroduction and protection of the Atlantic salmon and other migratory fish. In doing so, they support and initiate measures to make rivers and streams suitable habitats again.
Whale and Dolphin Conservation
The Whale and Dolphin Conservation (WDC), is the world's leading non-profit organisation dedicated exclusively to the conservation of whales and dolphins.
Wildlife Initiative is a non-profit-making organization established in Mongolia in 2020 for wildlife conservation and research, especially for Snow leopards and Pallas cats in Mongolia.