Note: Every once a month, NiF will give the Editor's seat to a child. This child will assign us stories that we must deliver to you. These stories can be around their favourite species, a travel destination in nature, or a conservation issue they might want to discuss and tell their friends about. What will this do? It serves three purposes:
One, it allows the child to think more deeply about the animals they like, why they enjoyed a particular nature spot, or even why they should think about conserving anything at all.
Two, it allows their parents to participate in larger conversations about wildlife with children, and even have (a lot) of fun in edit meetings because, well, these are by default chaotic. Throw in a spirited child in the mix, and it becomes the most fun way to spend a morning.
Three, it allows a child to be able to share these concerns and opinions with their friends and their parents, sparking an interesting debate in their own circles, thus becoming ambassadors for nature in their schools. Win win.
This month's Editor is Vivaan Anand, a feisty eight-year-old from Chandigarh, who loves sharks and wants to know (and tell his friends) more about these beautiful creatures.
Over to the Editor.
We should protect sharks from the pollution and plastic in the ocean. For that we have to learn more about them, and how we can stop from dirtying our oceans. That's why these are the stories I have assigned to the NiF team. I hope you enjoy them and spread the word, to parents and children.
Why Must We Protect Our Oceans? - Siddharth Chakravarty tell us why we must care about what happens under the water.
Two Fins Up - Bijal Vachharajani gives us a booklist to read up on sharks.
When I Met A Wild Tusker - Eight-year-old Guest Editor Vivaan Anand tells us about his Corbett adventure.
The Sharks In Our Oceans - Umeed Mistry on his diving adventures with these beautiful creatures.