A major new street art project taking place in East London next month, will highlight the plight of the world’s endangered species.

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On Sunday April 10th, railway arches near Mile End in East London will become home to some of the world’s most threatened animals and plants as 13 UK artists put ‘paint to wall’ to raise awareness of the growing number of endangered and extinct species in the world.

ENDANGERED13, is a giant mural that when complete will stretch for 120 metres. The 13 artists taking part include Andy Council, ATM, Carrie Reichardt, Dr Zadok, Faunagraphic, Fiyas, Jim Vision, Jonesy, Louis Masai (pictured), Rocket01, Vibes, Von Leadfoot and Xenz.

The art project is being produced by Human Nature and Louis Masa.

Nearly one-quarter of the world’s species are now endangered or extinct and, says Human Nature’s Charlotte Webster, the voice of artists on such an important subject needs to be heard.

“ENDANGERED 13 brings together some of the UK’s most talented artists, reflecting a growing concern about our relationship with nature. Our mission is to help to create a more sustainable future together with artists. We believe their voice is crucial in exploring some of the world’s biggest issues, so it’s great to get this project off the ground,” she said.

The project will be open to the public on April 10 from midday to 7pm at Ackroyd Drive, Tower Hamlets, a short walk from Mile End underground station.

To find out more, sign up to the Facebook event for the latest information and follow on Twitter @humannatureart #endangered13.

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