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 might have disappeared due to overhunting or habitat loss.
In Rewilding, author and wildlife biologist David A. Steen shares stories about animals that have been successfully reintroduced to an environment after almost 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, but they’re worth doing.”