59 Raising a Well-Socialized Ambassador Owl

59 Raising a Well-Socialized Ambassador Owl

Our two favorite topics, owls and ambassador education. Owls are considered flagship species, meaning that while they are not necessarily directly threatened, they are species chosen to generate support for biodiversity conservation in a given location or social context. This means that because of their widespread appeal, they have the ability to attract an audience to more complex issues related to their ecosystems and less charismatic constituents. This also means that they can act as focal points for educational programs. It is often said that people come for the owls and stay for the vultures.

But raising an owl for life as an ambassador is a challenge, even for being a glove bird. We want the bird’s presence to reflect the care and expertise the organization requires. In this episode, we discuss what that looks like at the beginning and how the many mistakes we made led us to our mission to raise ambassadors for ten species of native and non-native owls.

You can register at Masterclass on How to Raise an Ambassador Owl

and you can also find our exclusive and limited places only 4 weeks of live mentoring, Train With Me – Owl Ambassador Training

and learn the ins and outs of this complex and incredibly important process.


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