I had never been to the UN, and know very little about the labyrinth that is international policy on wildlife conservation. It is because of this “outsider” point of view that I was asked to share my experience.
Six years ago, August 12th - was launch as World Elephant Day, a focused day to bring attention to the urgent plight of Asian and African elephants. That's awesome but what are youth around the world actually doing to #BeElephantEthical. Get Inspired!
It was in my first year at university where I truly met ecology as a science. Simultaneously, I was fascinated with the dynamic interaction of networks in nature: all species interconnected. It was as if I opened a door to the most essential: Life!
To celebrate World Wetlands Day and the positive conservation steps to protect these areas and their wildlife, we bring you three stories from youth about their conservation work across North and South America in these wet and wonderful ecosystems.