In this essay, originally published in an anthology titled “Writing for Animals” (Ashland Creek Press, 2018), author Paula MacKay explores how writers can use their craft to cultivate empathy for wild predators and promote compassion on their behalf. She examines how several notable authors employ literary devices to make scientific knowledge about predators more palatable and persuasive to readers.
“Mountains Constantly Walking” appeared in the book, Talking on the Water, by Jonathan White, published by Trinity University Press, October 2016. Please visit www.tupress.org.
Given as a speech at the Western Conservation Summit in January 2009, Wildlands Network co-founder Michael Soulé explores how landscape connectivity can treat much of what’s wrong with our ailing environment, much as aspirin can treat several different symptoms of our ailing bodies.