Cecil And Others Honored In Spectacular Empire State Building Tribute [PHOTOS]

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The Empire State Building was particularly iconic on Saturday night as it was transformed into a monument to endangered species around the world.

The light show, titled "Projecting Change: The Empire State Building," was organized by director Louie Psihoyos and producer Fisher Stevens of "The Cove" - the stunning documentary that alerted the world to the horrors of Japan's Taiji dolphin slaughter. They collaborated with Travis Threlkel, co-founder of Obscura Digital, to produce the show in advance of their new film, "Racing Extinction," which will be aired later this year.

During the show, a series of endangered animals were projected onto the side of the building, turning it into a beacon of hope for positive change. Below are some of the images.

The show was stunning, but it's also a stark reminder of how little time some of these species have left. If you'd like to help, you can click here to sign a petition calling for President Barack Obama to ban the trade of ivory in the U.S. You can also click here to make a donation to the Oceanic Preservation Society, Psihoyos' marine conservation group.

To find out more, visit the website for "Racing Extinction."