Yellowstone to Yukon – Protecting North America’s Greatest Wildlife Corridor
Nov 24, 2021 13:00 - 13:45
(GMT -5:00) Eastern Time
Event URL: https://www.exploringbytheseat.com/lesson/yellowstone-yukon-protecting-north-americas-greatest-wildlife-corridor/
Hosted by: Exploring By The Seat of Your Pants
Dr. Aerin Jacob is an ecologist and conservation scientist at an environmental not-for-profit organization called “Yellowstone to Yukon (Y2Y) Conservation Initiative”. Y2Y seeks to protect and connect landscapes across western North America, working from Yellowstone National Park in the United States all the way to the northern Yukon in Canada. This includes helping animals like grizzly bears, caribou, and wolverine that need a lot of space to feed, move, find mates, and raise their young. But sometimes the consequences of human activities like too much logging, building and driving on really busy roads, or recreation in the wrong places and times, and climate change can make life hard for animals – and for other people too. Aerin and Y2Y work with more than 450 groups across the Yellowstone to Yukon region to figure out solutions that help both people and nature to thrive in these amazing landscapes. You can learn more about their work at www.y2y.net or by looking up “Yellowstone to Yukon” on social media.