Students in Mrs. Kudrich’s fifth grade class at Delaware Valley Elementary School (DVES) participated in, offline and in the wild, the "How to help stop the illegal trade in endangered species" session with Giavanna Grein through the World Wildlife Fund website.
Mrs. Kudrich’s class talked online with Giavanna Grein, program officer of WWF's Wildlife Crime and Traffic Coalition to End Wildlife Trafficking Online.
One of the biggest threats to species like elephants, pangolins, and tigers is the illegal wildlife trade. Students learned that they are illegally traded on social media and e-commerce platforms.
Through the Coalition to End Wildlife Trafficking Online, Grein helps to make apps and websites safer for wildlife. She introduced students to the global issue of wildlife trafficking, the species involved, how WWF and companies are standing up together for wildlife, and what students can do to help. The students learned to not buy endangered products like ivory.