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Our Mission is to teach children and adults alike how to learn from, love and protect the WILD.  We do this through sponsoring unique and accessible educational programs and supporting conservation efforts with next the generation in mind.  
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WHAT'S NEW AT THE FOUNDATION

 
We continue to sponsor opportunities to educate students about environmental stewardship and make associated book donations – and as of late we have been hosting many virtual readings to classes! 
 
Recently, we donated Grizzly 399:  The Story of a Remarkable Bear and A 'Tail' of Three Lions books for respective readings at elementary and middle schools of the Caldwell Schools in Idaho.  We also conducted a reading around Earth Day and donated The Belize Trash Monster books to Elementary and Middle Schools in Miami that we were connected with through our partners at The Edge Foundation, and, we donated books for their Purple Room Project


You can listen to some of these readings on YouTube at the links below:

https://youtu.be/_Ps7ufpGnnY

https://youtu.be/sj98QBlWcxs

 
In addition, books were also donated to our partners at Youth for Lions for a reading at an elementary school in South Africa. #YouthforLions is the youth ambassador program that is affiliated with our partners leading the Blood Lions campaign (see more on Blood Lions, below!)  The youth program consists of driven young individuals who play an extremely important role with the youth around the world by spreading awareness about lion exploitation amongst their schools and communities.

Lastly, we donated Grizzly 399:  The Story of a Remarkable Bear books to all the schools with students who completed the Inspired Classroom project of creating a graphic novel related to Grizzly 399, the Superhero Bear:  Grizzly 399 Challenge; we've had over 30 teams complete this challenge so far! We will be judging the winner of that challenge soon so stay tuned.  If you are a student and would like to still participate individually or you are a teacher or parent and would like to register your class, there's still time and you can register here.  

 
 

PROTECT THE WILD:  GETTING PLASTIC OUT OF OUR OCEANS

 
June 5th was World Environment Day and May 25th was International Plastic-Free Day! We miss seeing the enormous sculptures created by Angela Haseltine and the amazing team at The Washed Ashore Project during this annual celebration where we’d typically be exhibiting with other environmentally conscious entities in person. The above photo depicts a Washed Ashore's sculpture from 2019 that mesmerized us.

Did you know The Washed Ashore Project uses students to help with the construction of these huge pieces?   Support both ocean clean-up and a wonderful learning opportunity for students by making a donation today. 
 
On the note of plastic clean up and re-use, don’t forget our “upcycling” themed classroom challenge is still open for registration.  
This challenge teaches children to upcycle items into a project - an object of utility for animals or in honor of animals - instead of throwing items into the trash (or even recycling them).  The challenge encourages students to think differently and creatively about what would otherwise be considered trash.  Students who complete the challenge may receive a digital copy of the award-winning Green Kids Club book, The Belize Trash Monster.  This book teaches children about keeping our beaches clean and being mindful of preventing trash and pollution in our oceans, especially when traveling as a visitor to tourist destinations. 
 
Both parent and educators can register for this free challenge using the button below.  For questions, contact [email protected]

You can buy the The Belize Trash Monster book on our website, with proceeds going to both Love the Wild Foundation and Island Academy in Belize here.   


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PARTNERSHIP NEWS


NEW:  OUR WORK WITH RAINFOREST PARTNERSHIP

We are excited to be working with the Rainforest Partnership around upcoming World Rainforest Day on June 22nd to educate about protecting rainforest habitats and the animals that live there as well as spread the word about our partner, Green Kids Club's book, Princess!  During the World Rainforest Day celebration events throughout June 21-23 we will be hosting a book reading of Princess with Dr. Gary Sharpiro, our partner and President of Orang Utan Republik Foundation. Following the reading, Dr. Shapiro will also answer questions about his experience with rescuing the real-life Princess the orangutan and teaching her sign language before releasing her again into the rainforest.  Go to Rainforest Partnership's World Rainforest Day website to find out more about this event and follow @worldrainforestday on social media - instructions will be posted for sign up!
 
Love the Wild Foundation continues to work with the Orang Utan Republik Foundation/The Orangutan Project to protect land in Indonesia to preserve orangutan habitats (more information is here). 

 BREAKING NEWS:  AN END TO LION FARMING


We are thrilled about the news from our partners Ian Michler and the team from the Blood Lions Campaign! On May 6, 2021 South Africa declared they will end lion farming practices as summarized in this excerpt.   There has been continuous Lion Farming in the country for many years.  At the time our partners at Green Kids Club published  their book, A 'Tail' of Three Lions in January 2021, there were and still are about 12,000 lions in lion farms. These lions eventually end up in canned hunts or else taken and used for medicinal purposes.  Ian Michler and the Blood Lions Campaign led the charge with other organizations to help stop this horrific practice.  

SUPPORT OUR PARTNERS AT ELEPHANTS WITHOUT BORDERS

We are spreading the word in support of our partners at Elephant Without Borders - please check out their online fundraiser that is sponsored by our partners at Green KIds Club.  With every $50 minimum donation, you will receive an Elephants Without Borders eco-friendly cotton tote bag featuring Molelo and elephant friends from the Elephants Without Borders sanctuary on the front, with a "Molelo the Fire Elephant" paperback book inside.  Just click the button below to donate and receive your tote bag.  You may also support Elephants Without Borders by purchasing other Green Kids Club books about elephants featured here that are sold on our Love the Wild Foundation shop section of our website.
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Check out our new, limited edition, Love the Wild tote created by our partner, Jessica Becker of My Vegan Organic Love!  This exclusive tote will be available for purchase via a link in the shop section of our website, within accessories (or use button below) and a percentage of sales will be donated to Love the Wild Foundation to support our education and conservation initiatives! Show your appreciation for the WILD and get yours today before they are all gone!  

Always in our shop:  Our partners at Green Kids Club donate a percentage of profits from the sale of all their books to Love the Wild Foundation.  Green Kids Club books can be found within the shop section of our website.  In addition to books about animals and environmental stewardship for children and adults, we also sell apparel and accessories, like the tote, above, in our Love the Wild Foundation online shop. 
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