We Need Our Mighty Rivers to Save Salmon…And Whales

Making a Connection: Salmon as Networker

By: Leda Huta
Executive Director, Endangered Species Coalition

August 12, 2015

I have been watching Cosmos a lot. It’s got wide appeal in my house–children and adults are equally enchanted. Cosmos reminds me of our connection to all living things–all of us born of stardust. I hadn’t thought about that in a long time.

Most of us don’t dwell on the mysteries of the universe, but they matter. Our interconnectedness, in particular, matters for people–and for wildlife out there in those wild places. Some species are more linked than others. In Malcolm Gladwell‘s world, we’d call them “connectors.” In science, they’re called “keystone species.” These animals, and even some plants, have a large impact on the creatures surrounding them–so large that the habitat would be fundamentally different without them.  Read more…