Give Wildlife a Brake
BLOG CONTRIBUTOR GUIDELINES + IDEAS
Blog ideas + keyword phrase(s)
Once an article or angle is decided, I will do keyword research for you to incorporate into the text, or you are welcome to do it yourself if this is familiar for you.
* Each blog post can be as short as 150 words or up to 350 words. If it’s a longer piece that requires two parts we can post it that way as well.
* The website is geared to a U.S. national audience so the content should be of interest and accessible to wildlife lovers throughout North America.
Article ideas and approvals
Please choose two or three ideas that you would like to develop, whether from this list or from your own passion and interest, and submit a couple of sentences about each (why you want to write about it, why it matters etc.)
– Choose a wildlife crossing project somewhere in the United States that is either in progress or has just been announced or has already been successfully implemented. A headline could be something along the lines of “How XYZ wildlife crossing is preventing thousands of animals from becoming roadkill”
– Do a round up of east coast wildlife crossing projects that are either in the Works or have already been implemented – headline could be something along the lines of “Top 10 Wildlife Crossings on the East Coast”
– Identify a wildlife crusader in the United States whether it’s a politician or an activist or a young person who’s making a difference- and profile that person and their activities and if possible garner direct quotes
– To educate people about migration corridors, wildlife crossing, habitat preservation – develop a piece along the lines of “10 Good Reasons for Wildlife Crossings” or “Top 5 ways you can protect migration corridors where you live”
– Tap into the federal act and the status of the Wildlife Corridor Conservation Act – now that it has been passed what does that mean? What will we see in the next 5 to 10 years for example?
– Identify all the states in the United States that already have wildlife crossings and those who do not create a list with brief summaries separating out the ones that have versus the ones that do not
– Write about one of the 20 or 25 endangered species that are threatened by vehicular traffic and develop a short blog story about that creature and how it is threatened by cars
RESOURCES + INSPIRATION
Sky Island Alliance collects roadkill data and monitors wildlife tracks and signs in order to acquire quality data used to decide where wildlife crossings are needed the most. Wildlife bridges over roads are ideal for animals like deer, bighorn sheep and wolves that prefer a clear view and an open sky above. Wildlife underpasses and drainage culverts are used by black bears, javelina, bobcats, coati, and skunks that prefer to remain hidden. Animals use the crossings because they are placed precisely where they are needed, and special fencing funnels them to the safe crossing locations.
TIPS AND INFO
The Wildlife Society Pennsylvania Chapter
General Chapter Email: email@example.com
The Wildlife Leadership Academy has opened its exclusive Youth Conservation Ambassador
nomination process to the public and is currently seeking referrals of motivated students ages
14 to 17 to become Certified Conservation Ambassadors. Nominations are now being accepted
online at wildlifeleadershipacademy.org/nominate.
Give WL a brake – humanesociety
Economics of Wildlife Mortalities
Every wildlife-vehicle collision has an impact on the community. A wild animal loses its life trying to cross a road. A driver may suffer injuries and damage to their vehicle. Passersby experience the sadness of the sight of a carcass. Scavenging animals are endangered as they approach the easy food source.
Give Wildlife A Brake! Week
(first week of November)
how do animals know where to cross?!
How do tractor trailers go underneath?
types of wildlife crossings
Interview someone from ARC? OR One of the East Coast states where they have been progressive with wildlife corridors/crossings/bridges
Any questions or wish to have a conversation – just get in touch via text! Kennerly Clay at (215) 429-8512