Author Archives: Jeanne Dodds

Ten Actions to Conserve Endangered Species

One of the most important questions people ask about endangered species protection is: ‘What can I do to help?’ The fourth infographic in our series shows ideas for actions you can take to protect and recover species and support biodiversity conservation. From small to large there are ways for everyone to become involved, make a positive impact, and increase awareness of the urgent need to protect biodiversity. Use this infographic to express to others how individuals and groups can help… Continue reading

Endangered Species Act Success Stories

Our third infographic features a sampling of success stories of animals and plants recovered under the Endangered Species Act. From high profile, iconic species such as the bald eagle, to less well known but irreplaceable species like the Deseret Milkvetch, species recovery under the Act signifies the importance and strength of this legislation. Use this infographic to express the critical role the Endangered Species Act plays in recovering species populations. To learn more about the positive effects of the Endangered… Continue reading

What is the Endangered Species Act?

The second in our series of new infographics describes the remarkable efficacy and impact of the Endangered Species Act. The Act, created in 1973, remains one of the world’s strongest protections for biodiversity conservation. Yet in order for the Endangered Species Act to remain strong, it needs your support. Use this infographic to talk with others about the positive impact of the Act and spread awareness of the critical role this legislation plays in species protection. For more information about… Continue reading

Visit the CBD Endangered Species Murals for Endangered Species Day

By Jeanne Dodds, ESC Creative Engagement Director and Roger Peet, CBD Mural Project Artist Endangered Species Day is just over a month away, on May 17th, 2019. We invite you to participate in a creative approach to raising awareness about endangered species: visit Endangered Species Murals created by the Center for Biological Diversity mural artist Roger Peet and other contributing artists. Find the location of the Endangered Species Mural Project mural walls at the Endangered Species Day Event Directory. You… Continue reading

Why Are Species at Risk?

For Endangered Species Day 2019, the Endangered Species Coalition is excited to share a new resource: a series of infographics designed to raise awareness of endangered and threatened species. The infographics are available to print and display in your school, place of worship, library, community center, or other location. Alternatively, you can share the infographics online, through social media or other channels. Create a stand-alone display using the infographics for Endangered Species Day, or use them as a visual at… Continue reading

Protect Our National Parks

Our National Parks represent a global model for conservation and inspire millions of visitors annually. Yet the present government shutdown, which started on December 21st, 2018, has led to a staffing and maintenance crisis in National Parks. Damage occurring to our parks as a consequence of keeping parks open during the government shutdown is a catastrophe for public lands and wildlife.

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Pollinator Protectors Project

Spotlight on: Nez Perce National Historical Park Coauthored by: Jeanne Dodds, ESC Creative Engagement Director and Heidi Tamm, Nez Perce National Historical Park What is a Pollinator Protector habitat? It is a space, small or large, dedicated to plantings of native plants supporting pollinators. Thoughtfully selected and locally sourced plants provide food sources for pollinators who in turn provide the essential service of pollination. Pollinator Protectors gardens provide habitat in space where plants that pollinators require may be absent, such as… Continue reading

The heartbreaking story of Tahlequah (J35)

When humans experience grief, we often turn to music to express deep emotions of loss and sorrow. Many of us are feeling a profound sense of grief and loss with the recent death of the baby orca born by mother orca J35 (named Tahlequah by the Whale Museum).  Beyond the tragedy of the death of this critically endangered animal, we are collectively witnessing the power of the connection between mother and baby, as Tahlequah carries her baby’s body with her… Continue reading

Seattle Photo Exhibition Shows Species At Risk

A pod of Southern Resident Killer Whales travels together against the backdrop of the setting sun in the San Juan Islands, Washington. A Mountain Caribou gazes between snow covered trees, one animal of the eleven total individual caribou remaining in the United States. A cryptic Northern Spotted Owl peers out from an old growth forest nest cavity. Each of these regionally iconic species share a common thread: all are listed as threatened or endangered. The stories and images of these… Continue reading