Tag: conservation biology

Brittnei and WSYC [Britt’s Thoughts]

Recently, Jake and I took our annual trip to Yosemite. While savoring the fresh air and looking in awe upon the granite walls surrounding us, we put together this short informational video for you to further understand what exactly Why You Should Care does – and why it was created.

There are two components to WSYC- Out in the field and and at home on your computer. Both components are aimed at helping the public better understand their connection to conservation topics. However, the in the field component requires a more hands-on approach to directly help conservation organizations, non-profits, and researchers understand how they are truly impacting their audiences and reaching their educational conservation goals.

A Case of Contagious Conflict [Research]

Contagious Conflict

How Dogs and Farmers in South Africa Are Saving Big Cats [Around the World]

Written for South Africa’s Cheetah Outreach Trust in coordination with the Australia Zoo Wildlife Warrior program. This piece explains how farmers are using a specific breed of dog to mitigate for and prevent livestock predation and predator retaliation in South Africa.

Warming Corals [Research]

Without coral reefs, the oceans we depend on for food and health will not be able to function as efficiently as we require them to. And as they face a changing climate among other issues, reefs are in need of your protection and consideration. Even if you think you are too far away from reefs like the Great Barrier to make a difference, your actions at home have an impact on the immediate environment.

Hope for the Predators [Research]

What do you think of when you hear the word, carnivore? For many people, visions of snarling teeth, danger, and fear often arise. However, take a moment to ask yourself why do you feel these emotions (or any others that you do). Where do your feelings come from? Have you ever even actually seen one of these beautiful creatures in the wild? Or are you basing these emotions off of man-made themes created in movies, literature, the news, or possibly even during casual conversation?