Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Ben Zino: A Youth Wildlife Ambassador Working to Save Red Wolves
Meet Ben Zino from Salisbury, North Carolina. When the West Rowan High School Sophomore learned that U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the very agency charged by federal law with protecting endangered species, is walking away from recovering the last wild population of critically endangered red wolves, Ben had questions. He submitted a two-page report inquiring about the future of the red wolf recovery program in North Carolina, but never received a reply.
Ben was thus compelled to roll up his sleeves and start his own petition on Change.org and successfully collected over 120,000 signatures! This being said, Ben feels that most of the public, even in North Carolina, still doesn't even know what a red wolf is. So he made this video.
Thank you, Ben! You exemplify the amazing potential of your generation to make this world a better place!