Winter holidays are one of my favourite. Not just because of all the yummy food, decorations, and being together with family, but also because it’s the season of giving.
We are surrounded by so much beautiful nature, but I think we often take it for granted and forget that nature is LIFE.
I’ve partnered up with WWF Canada this Holiday Season to let you know JUST how easy it is to support the wild life around us.
I symbolically adopted a caribou with @WWFCanada to help support their conservation efforts to protect species at risk, like barren-ground caribou. You can adopt a caribou or one of their other awesome species at wwf.ca/shop. It makes a great gift for kids and animal lovers. Ava loves her new reindeer friend.
I think it is so important to teach your kids to love and protect the nature around us and let them know that every small thing counts.
Some fun facts about the caribou that you might not know about:
· While more commonly known as caribou in North America, reindeer and caribou are actually the same species
· Reindeer travel up to 55 km per day and at a top speed of 80 km/h.
· WWF-Canada’s Arctic program helps protect migratory tundra caribou calving areas by providing input into land use plans, funding surveys to track the population status of the herds, speaking up on specific projects that threaten them, and partnering with companies who are changing their operations to ensure the protection of this iconic Canadian species.
· Climate change, industrial development, and overhunting, are some of the biggest threats facing some caribou herds
· By symbolically adopting a caribou, you are supporting WWF-Canada’s conservation work to protect species at-risk and the places they call home.
To find out more information on how to symbolically adopt your favourite animal (there are so many choices) go to wwf.ca or visit them on social media.
If you adopted or are planning to adopt an endangered animal this Holiday season, I would love to hear your picks.
**This post was sponsored by WWF Canada, all thought and opinions are my own 🙂