19 Paper Cutouts This Artist Is Using To Help Save Endangered Species

“I grew up close to nature and I feel like I should contribute.”

Patrick Cabral is using his artistic talent to speak volumes about endangered species in the Philippines.

With razor-cut precision, the Filipino artist transforms paper into spectacular recreations of endangered animals.  

But the art is not nearly enough. That's why Cabral has teamed up with the World Wide Fund for Nature in his native country to give 50 percent of the profits from his awe-inspiring paper-cut animal sculptures to help save endangered species such as rhinos, elephants, turtles, and pandas.

He was inspired to create the intricate paper art after watching Leonardo DiCaprio's documentary Before the Flood.

"I grew up close to nature and I feel like I should contribute," he told Martha Stewart Living, adding how he knew he could use his papercuts "growing popularity to raise awareness."

His passion for environmental issues is evident in his art, which he began practicing at the age of 11. Now, his layered animal cutouts take anywhere from 10 to 15 days to create, and the outcome is absolutely beautiful.

"I feel that I owe whatever beauty I bring to the world from nature, therefore, I have to give back," he said.



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(H/T: Fubiz)

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