The undertaking to create public awareness around endangered species led to the launch of Living Endangered by The Last Word, an exclusive range of lifestyle merchandise, comprising unique, exquisite jewellery and select, fashionable bags.

David Filer’s graphite-pencil art works recently captured the attention of The Last Word’s general manager Nicky Coenen and he was invited to join the existing young creative artists, who have an understanding and appreciation of the consequences of lesser-known species becoming extinct.

“His work is intensely powerful,” says Nicky. “Our creative team is Cape-Town based, however, we stretched our borders all the way to Zimbabwe because David’s talent touched an authentic chord and we believed he had the ability to enhance Living Endangered by The Last Word.”

David is an award-winning artist who has had “a deep fascination and empathy for animals” for as long as he can remember. His work promises to complement the already popular Living Endangered by The Last Word collection which highlights the Table Mountain Ghost Frog, the Golden Protea and the Geometric Tortoise.

Visit the comprehensive website to view his intricate, graphite-pencil drawings of the Table Mountain Ghost Frog, the Geometric Tortoise and the Pangolin.

To further the awareness of smaller critically-endangered species, five per cent of all Living Endangered by The Last Word sales is donated to the Wilderness Foundation.