Heroes of wildlife conservation can be campaigning for companies to stop using palm oil, they can be teaching school kids about plastics in the ocean, they can be in tropical countries saving individual animals from poachers, or they can be down the road in your nearby woodland helping to make sure the habitat is suitable for local wildlife. They range from scientists to activists, from front-line savers of species to bloggers and educators; and they can be operating on a global or very local scale, they can be world-famous or unsung heroes. All of these people play a crucial role in helping to make sure our world is looked after for generations to come.
And just like an ecosystem where every element has its role to play, we can all find our little bit to do – whether thats helping your local garden birds as I featured last month, getting stuck in with some local projects or supporting global charities. Theres a post coming later on listing some awesome ways you can get involved in conservation, plus a COMPETITION to find the top WILDLIFE HERO among you guys (with prizes!). Look out for that coming soon…
So here we go, another a new month, a new blog topic! The main reason for heroes of wildlife conservation being my topic for February is because I’m off for a birthday weekend trip to Jersey in the middle of the month to go pay another visit to the truly amazing Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust, and this way I have a good excuse to tell you all about Durrell and my trip to Jersey over the next few weeks! CAN’T WAIT!
Heres an overview of whats coming up this month:
10 heroes of wildlife conservation – part 1 – Goodall, Durrell, Monbiot, Mace and Rothschild
10 heroes of wildlife conservation – part 2 – Fossey, Packham, diCaprio, Singleton and Attenborough
#wildlifehero competition – win some new Beetle Cherry stuff by nominating yourself or a friend with a story or photo about doing something awesome for wildlife
An introduction to the conservation world of Gerald Durrell
10 things you can do to become a hero of wildlife conservation
Travel post on my trip to Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust