I have been sculpting Woodland Caribou since April of 2015 when I saw the gala at the Museum of Nature in Ottawa for Our Incredible world series on this noble beasts.
Woodland Boreal Caribou are an animal who have sustained life in the boreal forest region for centuries. When I learned about them I just wanted to share them with folks, so I made miniature critters,to use as an educational tool. To spark interest and conversation.
You can learn more about them by going to the Incredible World Website: https://incredibleworld.ca/2017/woodland-caribou-series/
Our Incredible World is a educational project. This 6 part video series on Woodland Caribou is aimed for 4 – 7th graders with lesson plans. So great for home schoolers, teacher (there are lesson plans and more resources). A team of 2 teens go and talk to Cree Elders, Scientists and others. They learn about Woodland Caribou habitant. And You will, too. Yeah.
I am writing now because an important deadline is coming up for maintaining the Caribou’s habitant. To quote the David Suzuki foundation:
” In 2012, the federal government gave provinces and territories five years to develop range plans for each herd that show how ranges will be managed to effectively protect critical habitat. The recovery strategy identifies a minimum of 65 per cent undisturbed habitat in a range as the “disturbance management threshold,” which provides a 60 per cent chance of the local herd surviving.
The five-year deadline (October 5) for caribou range plans is coming up fast. And the Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) is now casting doubt on the science to further delay action!” So click on the link below to write a letter. http://action2.davidsuzuki.org/caribou
It is what inspired me to create the Caribou charms.
And if wearing this charm can inspire conversations about Boreal Forest, Woodland Caribou, saving habitants in the north, then awesome! Half of the money from any purchase will go to the David Susuki foundation.
Here are the purchase links:
Woodland Caribou Charm
Woodland Caribou Earrings
Miniature are available by emailing me dirrectly at firstname.lastname@example.org