Connecting to conservation in new ways this summer - Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative

Connecting to conservation in new ways this summer

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5 of the books, podcasts, and more we are loving right now

Our health, well-being, and nature all benefit when we learn about and explore the outdoors. You can embark on an adventure of discovery through books, podcasts, and other resources to complement time spent in nature.

Together, we can then take small actions that lead to lasting impacts to protect the places and wildlife we have discovered through these resources.

1) Nature’s Archive podcast

Kelly Zenkewich, senior communications and digital engagement manager at Y2Y, dives into the power of collaboration and reconciliation as they highlight our unique approach of working across multiple states and provinces alongside at least 75 Indigenous groups.

A snippet from the Nature’s Archive podcast with Y2Y’s Kelly Zenkewich

2) Crossings: How Road Ecology is Shaping the Future of our Planet

Environmental journalist Ben Goldfarb is releasing his new investigative book September 12. This riveting read gives insight into how humans have reshaped the natural world with more than 40 million miles (more than 60 million kilometers) of roadways stretching across the globe, and the need for a transformative approach to ensure a better future for the impacted wildlife, from antelopes to salmon, songbirds, and more.

Photo courtesy @ben_a_goldfarb on Twitter

3) UNDRIP & You: What does UNDRIP mean for your organization?

Nadine Raynolds, communities and conservation manager at Y2Y, explores the importance of amplifying the voices of Indigenous communities and leadership to create and manage landscapes, and why reconciliation in nature conservation is crucial to the future of landscapes and wildlife.

Learn more about the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP).

4) Biophilic Cities Pathways

Biophilia refers to the human tendency to interact or be closely associated with other forms of life in nature. Dr. Jodi Hilty, president and chief scientist of Y2Y, sat down with Tim Beatley from the University of Virginia and Nina-Marie Lister from the Toronto Metropolitan University to discuss creating an interconnected network of landscapes where wildlife and people can live and thrive in harmony.

5) Eight Bears: Mythic Past and Imperiled Future

As humans and bears come into ever-closer contact, our relationship nears a tipping point. Today, most of the eight remaining bear species are threatened with extinction. In her new book, journalist Gloria Dickie embarks on a globe-trotting journey to explore each bear’s story, illustrating what we risk losing if we don’t learn to live alongside the animals that have shaped our cultures, geographies, and stories.

Gloria Dickie and her book ‘Eight Bears.’ Photo courtesy Next Big Idea Club