It’s a numbing thought to consider that as we sit on our computers, watch our TVs, or scroll through our instagrams, wildlife across the world are literally fighting for their lives. And while we may not see the immediate causes of this fight – it is imperative that a global awareness for wildlife conservation is raised in order to conserve all remaining populations.
Before reading on about the NWF, I want you to take just 30 seconds and think about all the different wildlife that call North America home. I am sure you could name at least five – maybe even ten different species. Now take another 30 seconds and think about the other species of wildlife that live across this planet’s continents. Perhaps you came up with a few more species off the top of your head… However, I think it is fair to assume that you weren’t able to recall all the names of the remaining 8.7 million plus species scientists currently estimate exist.
“The struggle is real.”
Ever heard this saying before? It seems to be a popular phrase quoted by many these days when facing hard times or just a long and tiring day at work…
Recently though – I have found it interesting that despite going through days of my own where the struggle has felt all too real… I have been given more random compliments from friends and words of flattery than I have seemed to notice before. This post is not to point out these compliments, but to bring awareness to the fact that compliments can hold more than just kind words.
Mission:Wolf – the beginning of the WSYC in the field” journey. Read about my time with Jake learning about wolf conservation and receiving the great news that Why Should You Care has gotten its first official research job!
Why should you care? Ever been on a vacation where you have had the opportunity to get upclose and personal with some native wildlife? Perhaps you went to Hawaii and saw a sea-turtle laying lazily near the beach. Maybe you went to the Galapagos… Continue Reading “Are you a wildlife tourist? [Research]”
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.
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.