The month-and-a-half since my last update has been an eventful period – not just for me, but for the world.
I’ve just learned that the Chester Zoo, the most visited zoo in the United Kingdom and a major supporter of conservation projects around the world, is in trouble. They’ve been hit hard by COVID-19, and they need our help to survive.
Today is World Environment Day: one of the most important, global celebrations of nature.
There’s an amazing event taking place on social media right now: Black Birders Week! Organized by #BlackAFinSTEM … Black Birders Week is showcasing the achievements, personalities, and passions of Black nature enthusiasts.
Here’s the amazing story of Tatjana (AKA Tanya) Rosen’s journey to becoming a conservationist. As you can see, she’s had to make several huge changes in her life, even though they were filled with uncertainty.
Today is the International Day for Biological Diversity! Created by the United Nations in 1993, Biological Diversity day was designated to celebrate the variety of life on Earth. Along those lines, here’s a cool story by Tara Lohan of The Revelator about crucial areas in the oceans that need to be protected.
In my last post, I mentioned that humpback whales were a conservation success story. This article from TIME gives more details. Written by Dr. Kirsten Thompson, it discusses humpback whales’ decline and recovery.
Apparently, I came out of ‘retirement’ just in time. I didn’t know it until this morning, but today is Endangered Species Day!