Wildlife Weekly Round Up + More Black Leaders In Conservation 💚

As a community, we've learned a lot in recent days, weeks, and months—but this is just the beginning, and there is so much more to learn and do. 

While we plan to unmute Animalia programming in order to continue to serve and help wildlife conservations worldwide, we will never return to "business as usual."

We will continue to spotlight Black and other BIPOC leaders in the conservation and climate space with the hope that we can help amplify their voices and hard work. 

We will be educating ourselves with J.E.D.I Training (Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion) and keep stepping up by donating and collaborating with Black-Owned production partners and organizations helping BIPOC youth and conservationists. 

A kinder, more just world is possible when we learn and work together. ❤️


Meet Wawa Gatheru: Environmental Activist and Rhodes Scholar

If there's anything you read this weekend, let it be Wawa's recently published VICE Article ' It's Time for Environmental Studies to Own Up to Erasing Black People'.  
She highlights the disparities in representation in the classroom, environmental studies texts and leadership. Take a look at this chart pulled from the 2014 Green 2.0 Report
Her article also reveals the impact of the movement sparking action for the environmental industry. Please take some moments to read her perspective and share with others in the environmental space. We'd love to hear your thoughts.
Wildlife Weekly Round Up

Great News For Pangolins



The Chinese government has removed pangolin scales from its 2020 list of approved ingredients used in traditional Chinese medicine! This follows news of China upgrading the protection status of Chinese and Sunda pangolins to National Level 1, the highest level of protection in the country! Read more here


Mandatory Climate Education For New Jersey Students 

Beginning in the 2021 school year, climate will be covered in all "content areas" for K-12 students in New Jersey! Students will learn about how our changing planet impacts us on nearly every level. Learn more here


Largest Electric Plane Takes Off 

MagniX and AeroTEC conducted the first flight test of a Cessna Caravan 208B. The plane, which can fit nine adults aboard, is the largest all-electric commercial aircraft to date. Read more here








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