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"Wolf Ambassadors": our award-winning school visits program

The Wolf Ambassadors of the Finnish Nature League has won the Biodiversity Award 2015-2016 of the IUCN National Committee of Finland. The Wolf Ambassadors were awarded on 7 February 2017 in Helsinki.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The work of the Wolf Ambassadors for dispelling the fear of wolves is directed at children and youngsters. The ambassadors disseminate science-based information of wolves and other large carnivores: on the ecology of large carnivores and their behaviour as part of ecosystems and their relation to human being. When visiting schools in every part of Finland, the Wolf Ambassador have reached a large number of children and youngsters.

“The raising of the awareness of the young will help influence the attitudes towards large carnivores and ease science-based dialogue among different groups of citizens. Cooperation has also been made with several environmental and animal organisations. The Wolf Ambassador are known to have alleviated unnecessary fear of wolves. The work of the Wolf Ambassadors takes also courage”, says Dr Matti Nummelin, Chair of IUCN National Committee of Finland.

 

https://www.iucn.org/news/europe/201703/finnish-nature-league%E2%80%99s-wolf-ambassadors-win-biodiversity-award-2015-2016