In a House of Harmony: Wildlife Rescue centers in New York
by Napat Wesshasartar

project STATEMENT

I intend to document New York wildlife and marine animals mainly impacted by human activities in countless ways as the city keeps expanding—leading to the loss of animals’ habitats and the consequences of climate change. I had collaborated with environmental organizations (NY Marine Rescue Center and Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center) that follow the conservation effort: rehabilitation, education, researching, and releasing.

These places preserve the region’s native wildlife and save endangered marine animals, including the critically endangered species the Kemp’s ridley sea turtle. Most are found stranded on the shore during the wintertime as the climate change spurs the rate of its stranding.

In the house during the wintertime, the injured animals stay and sleep in their cage. The veterinarians routinely check, feed, and monitor them every single day, hoping that they will get better. Their work continues until the weather gets warmer, which is the farewell time to release them back to where they came.

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