World Wildlife Day is celebrated annually on March 3rd and the theme for 2021 is “Forests and Livelihoods: Sustaining People and Planet”, as a way to highlight the central role of forests, forest species, and ecosystem services.
The event was created in 2013 when the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed this day as United Nations World Wildlife Day to celebrate and raise awareness of the world’s wild animals and plants.
STORIES ABOUT THE WORLD’S WILDLIFE
Below you’ll find a list of stories I’ve written to help educate the public about a variety of wildlife species around the world. Enjoy!
- American Alligators
- Dart Frogs
- Bluefin Tuna
- Carnivorous Plants
- Wild Orchids
LEARN ABOUT WILDLIFE THROUGH SKETCHING
As you probably know, I’m a strong advocate for using drawing as a tool to deepen people’s understanding of wildlife. For once you’ve looked at an organism long enough to sketch it, you’ll have noticed things about its anatomy and behavior that you might not have appreciated before. This, I hope, will lead you to have greater empathy for the species, and be inspired to support its conservation in the wild.
Below you’ll find links to my tutorials that will lead you step-by-step through drawing a variety of flora and fauna. As I demonstrate how to draw each species, I’ll also share cool facts about their biology, ecology, and anatomy to help you understand them better. You can also find dozens of wildlife education and sketching workshops on my live streaming page on Crowdcast.
- How to Draw Tapirs
- How to Draw Salamanders
- How to Draw Bees and Bumblebees
- How to Draw the West Indian Woodpecker
- How to Sketch Hippos
- How to Sketch Humpback Whales
- How to Sketch Penguins
- How to Sketch Kestrels
- How to Sketch Zebras
- How to Sketch Kangaroo Rats
- How to Sketch Robins
- How to Sketch Parrots
- How to Sketch Mushrooms
- How to Sketch Barn Owls
- How to Sketch Pitcher Plants
- How to Sketch Hummingbirds
- How to Sketch Reindeer
- How to Sketch Seahorses
- How to Sketch Warblers
- How to Sketch Pangolins
- How to Sketch Moths
- How to Sketch Bluefin Tuna
- How to Sketch Giraffe
VIDEOS ON WILDLIFE FROM MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL
- Fascinating Firefly Facts
- Guayaquil Woodpecker
- Galapagos Land Iguanas
- Dance of the Club-winged Manakin
- Honduran White Tent-making Bats
- Galapagos Sea Lions
- Crowned Treefrog and Tadpoles
- Leafcutter Ants
- Orchids of Borneo
- Lightning Whelks
- American Alligators
- Hummingbirds Bathing
- The American Dipper
- Black-headed Grosbeaks
- Three-wattled Bellbird
LINKS TO ARTICLES ABOUT WILDLIFE
- Mass extinction isn’t an abstract idea for scientists who have watched species die. By Dr. Jonathan Kolby.
- Psychic Numbing: Keeping Hope Alive in a World of Extinctions. By Carl Safina.
LEARN MORE AT THE United Nations World Wildlife Day WEBSITE
JOIN THE NATURE NOOK!
If you love wildlife, I invite you to check out my monthly online membership program, The Nature Nook, which is designed to help you learn about the world’s flora and fauna through the lens of a nature journaling practice. The program includes a library of tutorials as well as OVER 100 recordings of live workshops on wildlife including such iconic creatures as rhinos, tapirs, hummingbirds, tree frogs, orchids, sharks, and much, much more!