Your host for “Today in Conservation” is Larry A. Nielsen. I am an author, educator and conservationist who believes that the world is a better place today than yesterday and that tomorrow will be even better.
To prove the enormous progress we’ve made–along with some notable setbacks–I’ve amassed a chronology of conservation. During my 40 years as a university professor, I’ve gathered together the history of people, places and events in conservation and I present them here as a daily calendar.
My hope is that teachers will use the entries as interest items for classes; that students will use them as the first step in researching an assigned project; that speakers will use them to stimulate their audiences; and that all of us will use them for a daily does of conservation knowledge. However, you wish to use these entries, please do–and please tell your friends about them.
I’m always looking for new entries, especially one that will diversify the content of the calendar. We need to talk more and write more about all the people and events that have influenced conservation, not just the big names (who are almost invariably dead white men!). So, if you have ideas for people, places, events or anything else that you think should be covered, pleased send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Most calendar entries are serious, but, alas, on some days nothing particularly important has happened. So, for those days, the definition of conservation is stretched a bit. Remember, if we aren’t having a little fun, we’re not doing it right!