this sick illustration by @tomvanderlinden_official is the first print that you will see on our new tees!

all the animals you see are keystone species. animals that have more importance in their ecosystems than some other species. elephants, bees, hummingbirds, wolfs, jaguars, sharks, different types of flowers, and starfish. starfish were the first keystone species to be recognized as such. the human skull is a symbol for our dependency on these species and the greater ecosystems in general. we are part of these chains.

the human skull is a symbol for our dependency on the key stone species and the greater ecosystems in general

"the term keystone species was first coined by robert paine (1966) after extensive studies examining the interaction strengths of food webs in rocky intertidal ecosystems in the pacific northwest. ⁠paine had observed that the diversity of organisms in rocky intertidal ecosystems declined as the number of predators in those ecosystems decreased. He hypothesized that some of these consumers might be playing a greater role than others in controlling the numbers of species coexisting in these communities." (⁠

Updated: Jan 21, 2020

The pollinators are an inspiration to us regarding how activism is more powerful with some rebelism. This dutch NGO is a community and a platform that mainly focuses on supporting and connecting people and initiatives that protect and stimulate the pollinators and biodiversity.

Without pollinators there would be no life. Most of the world's food production is depending on pollination. However, biodiversity is decreasing due to large scale agriculture. The pollinators organize different events and workshops in order to teach people what they can do to give biodiversity a boost, like a tree fest, a sowing tour and a large scale campaign distributing organic flowers seeds all over the netherlands.

With every turtles&trees product sold, we donate a part to the pollinators. we believe in the way they work, raising awareness for a very important issue in a fresh and eclectic way.

For the dutch speakers:

see you later pollinator!