The next generation is already affected by the loss of wild animals and habitats, far more than our own. Kids Love Wildlife will teach 1,500 across Catalunya in its first year about the importance of wild ecosystems. Our mission is to inform the next generation of responsible citizens. Our project creates an educational programme for children called Kids Love Wildlife by bringing to life a young Iberian wolf called Tilou, donated to us by Layla Benabid, an award-winning children's author.
Despite some good progress in helping preserve some endangered species, the wild ecosystems across Spain are at dreadful risk of destruction. Animals like the endangered Iberian wolf are legal to hunt, facing an uncertain future. Ultimately both animals and humans suffer as species and forests vanish. Leaving the problem in the hands of the politicians has brought no significant gain and it is clear that the only sustainable future is to educate those to whom it matters most: the children.
The project will result in the creation of a programme to educate school children across Catalunya about the importance of wild animals, wild ecosystems and their part in preserving them. The funds will allow eight members of our team to develop the curriculum and test it with several groups of schoolchildren. We will then publish high quality materials online for teachers across Spain so that they can access lesson plans and videos to help educate thousands of children around the country.
Our long term vision is to create a curriculum of activities for children about wild animals, habitats and the importance of conservation. Our beneficiaries are the schoolchildren who will have their eyes opened to a subject rarely discussed in schools. In the first year of our programme we expect to host workshops for 1,500+ children ourselves. We expect our online resources to be used by teachers in Spain, Portugal and Andorra to teach a further 25,000 children within 3 years.