What do gray wolves, condors, and indigo snakes have in common? They’ve all benefited from rewilding. That’s the process of taking animals and plants to places where they once thrived. They may have disappeared from those places because of overhunting or a changing habitat.
In Rewilding, author and wildlife biologist David A. Steen shares stories about animals and plants that have been successfully reintroduced to a habitat after nearly becoming extinct. And he offers tips on how kids can help. “Start at home,” he told TFK. “If you have an outside area, you can plant native plants that will be attractive to insects and birds.”
Steen has a passion for raising awareness about the environment. “The natural world has some challenges that we need to take seriously,” he says. “Sometimes, the solutions aren’t easy,” he adds. “But they’re worth doing.”