MILLENNIALS COULD MAKE BENEFICIAL IMPACT ON WILDLIFE CONSERVATION
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This year the National Wildlife Federation sponsored a roundtable discussion on “Engaging Millennials in the Conservation Movement” at their annual national meeting in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Kassie Rohrbach, a Millennial herself, presided over the roundtable discussion. The roundtable recognized the growing value that Millennials could have on advancing the goals of wildlife conservation. Eighty three million Millennials, born roughly between 1978 and 1996, are highly motivated to make impacts in society in one way or another. They are adept with electronic social media and communicate well over social networking sites. Their large numbers could sway politicians to make better decisions compatible with wildlife conservation. The Kansas Wildlife Federation is currently designing ways for Millennials to exert an impact on wildlife conservation in Kansas. Meanwhile, if you want to visit Kassie Rohrbach’s Archive for her posts as the NWF’s Fair Climate Network Manager, check it out at http://blog.nwf.org/author/rohrbachk/.