Tuesday, March 19, 2013


Did you know that North America's most ferocious predator needs your help?

Photo by Jeffrey C. Lewis / Wikimedia

Don't worry--you don't need to get too close to lend a hand. 

Because wolverines use deep snow as an advantage when hunting and denning to rear young, the warming trend associated with climate change is a significant threat to their survival. 

Last month, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposed listing the wolverine under the Endangered Species Act.

Want to know more about how you can make a difference? Click here.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Movies Can Make a Difference

Sometimes, the best way to learn about--and develop empathy for--endangered species is by watching a good movie. 

This is especially true for kids, who are in the midst of developing their perspectives and interests about the world at large. So, I created a list of eight movies that have been tested and approved by my own offspring, ages 6 to 12, and are guaranteed to impart some sort of lasting impression regarding the species that star in them. You can see the list here.

One movie that I forgot to add is called Spirit Bear. It actually inspired my kids to write letters to the Canadian government in effort to help protect the rare white phase black bear from extinction in British Columbia.