SocEnt

Title

Burrow for Bunnies

Document Type

Presentation

Type

Social Entrepreneurship (SocEnt)

Start Date

27-4-2022 9:55 AM

End Date

27-4-2022 10:15 AM

Abstract

As the number of wildfires in America increases, so do the extinction rates for many animals living in high wildlife risk areas. In the state of Washington, there exists a population of pygmy rabbits that are a crucial addition to the shrub-steppe ecosystem there. The pygmy rabbits are important for they help act like prey and burrowers for the ecosystem, which also helps the mixing of soil and seeds into the ground. However, they are on the endangered list. The rabbits’ main diets are made up of tall sagebrush and their habitats are sage-brush-dominated areas. Because of this, the rabbits are greatly affected by wildfires when they happen. When wildfires do happen though, the rabbits hide in burrows to protect themselves from the fires, which brings us to our product. We are planning to sell recyclable t-shirts, jewelry, and other wear to raise awareness and help dig burrows to protect pygmy rabbits. Our plan is to sell the recyclable wear and take some of those costs to dig/make burrows for the rabbits and save them from the wildfires that occur. This will help prevent wildfires from hurting the rabbits more than they do and increase their survival rates.

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Apr 27th, 9:55 AM Apr 27th, 10:15 AM

Burrow for Bunnies

As the number of wildfires in America increases, so do the extinction rates for many animals living in high wildlife risk areas. In the state of Washington, there exists a population of pygmy rabbits that are a crucial addition to the shrub-steppe ecosystem there. The pygmy rabbits are important for they help act like prey and burrowers for the ecosystem, which also helps the mixing of soil and seeds into the ground. However, they are on the endangered list. The rabbits’ main diets are made up of tall sagebrush and their habitats are sage-brush-dominated areas. Because of this, the rabbits are greatly affected by wildfires when they happen. When wildfires do happen though, the rabbits hide in burrows to protect themselves from the fires, which brings us to our product. We are planning to sell recyclable t-shirts, jewelry, and other wear to raise awareness and help dig burrows to protect pygmy rabbits. Our plan is to sell the recyclable wear and take some of those costs to dig/make burrows for the rabbits and save them from the wildfires that occur. This will help prevent wildfires from hurting the rabbits more than they do and increase their survival rates.