A wonderful 2008 World Wildlife Fund (WWF) campaign has resurfaced thanks to a latest reddit article. The campaign, WWF Japan–Pixel Population, was launched by Hakuhodo C&D / Tokyo. The brains behind them were the artistic directors Nami Hoshino, Yoshiyuki Mikami, and the designer Kazuhiro Mochizuki. Inspired by their job, Imgurian JJSmooth44 has produced a follow-up to their project and is just as strong as the original. “I did it as a programming challenge,” wrote JJSmooth44.
African Wild Dog. Estimated between 3000 and 5500 remain
“I did that … in python … but the code is very gross. I was only concerned about the final product and not the readability / niceness of the code.” They paid tribute to Hakuhodo C&D / Tokyo by brushing the list of threatened species of the Animal Planet.