Diane Jones, owner of Draggin’ Wing High Desert Nursery and Jeanne Dodds, ESC Creative Engagement Director – Growing up in Idaho, I recall late afternoons watching Monarch butterflies winging through the garden, their orange patterning matching the striking summer light as they flew through the yard. It was thrilling and awe inspiring to observe a tiny part of their long journey. I knew that Monarchs were the state insect of Idaho and connected with these beautiful butterflies as a symbol… Continue reading
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There are fewer than 400 North Atlantic right whales left. Without action, we will lose this unique species forever. The biggest threats faced by right whales (Eubalaena glacialis) are vessel strikes and entanglements in fishing gear- both of which are accidental, and preventable.
Interview with Suzanne Moulton, Director, Lead Fabricator, and Workshop Presenter Nowheres Wolf Recently, the Endangered Species Coalition had the honor of interviewing Suzanne Moulton, Director of Nowheres Wolf, a stop-motion animation with the goal of shifting perceptions of wolves. The film, currently under production, demonstrates the sentience of wolves and reveals caring relationships within wolf families. To learn more about this incredible project, visit: https://www.nowhereswolf.com/ Jeanne Dodds, Endangered Species Coalition, Creative Engagement Director: What inspires and ignites your work… Continue reading
One of the most critical pieces in addressing endangerment of global species is to develop and apply innovative conservation solutions. Innovative solutions to the accelerating loss of species are rooted in creative, outside the box thinking – while still being practical and attainable when applied to conservation problems in the real world. The recent IPBES report on biodiversity indicated that “transformative change” is needed to address the crisis of biodiversity loss. Innovative conservation solutions are just that: a change in the way we think about and approach conservation.
During the Pacific battles of WWII, military occupation of Java eliminated the Allies’ source of kapok, the material that filled life jackets used by soldiers in the war.1 Kapok is a cotton-like, fibrous substance surrounding the seeds of the kapok tree (Ceiba pentandra). Without this critical material to fill life jackets, the United States turned to an abundant native plant with seed carried on the wind by fuzzy, lightweight floss: milkweed (Asclepias spp.). Citizens were asked to collect milkweed pods… Continue reading
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
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
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
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
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