African American history and conservation


This music video from the USA is called Marvin GayeMercy Mercy Me (The Ecology).

From The Nature Conservancy in the USA:

African Americans have a rich history in conservation that can be found everywhere from Motown to national parks.

Did you know that African American Buffalo Soldiers were some of the earliest defenders of our national parks? Or that the hit Motown song “Mercy, Mercy Me” was inspired by nature?

Take the quiz below to learn about African Americans who pioneered and advocated for conservation. Then see how today’s youth are following in their footsteps as part of The Nature Conservancy’s Leaders in Environmental Action for the Future (LEAF) program. Get a millenial’s perspective on African Americans and the environment from LEAF alumna Cleo Doley, who is pursuing a concentration in environmental justice at the University of Vermont.

Interested in learning even more about conservation heroes? Check out these six facts about African American leaders who made an impact for the environment and watch a video [below] about a park ranger who is inspiring the next generation of African American conservationists.

This video is called Conservation and Black History Month.

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