The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is pushing back against spooky stereotypes surrounding creatures such as bats, owls, ravens, spiders and other commonly feared animals this Halloween season and beyond.
The organization said that these stereotypes are detrimental because it inhibits the public from a true understanding of why these species are vital to the health of many ecosystems in Greater Victoria.
Megan Quinn, coordinator of conservation biology with the NCC, said the problem is if people are afraid they may not understand why protection is important and even express hostility toward these creatures.
Quinn said that many of the species get a bad rap and have been negatively depicted at a time when their livelihood is a global conservation concern.
pushing back eh? ya ok.
i hate bats.
i like owls. except the ground owl, see below.
ravens are cool.
spiders i can go either way. if i find one in the house i'm killing it unless it's very near a window.
ground owl: https://youtu.be/4392RwkHwOI
Edited by Victoria Watcher, 30 October 2021 - 03:43 PM.