Did you know there are 5 different species of rhinos?

By Steve Barrett
on August 22, 2017

Did you know there are 5 different species of rhinos?

Did you know there are 5 different species of rhinos?

  • White Rhino
  • Black Rhino
  • Javan Rhino
  • Greater One Horned Rhino
  • Sumatran Rhino

Long ago they were widespread across Africa's savannahs and Asia's tropical forests.  But today very few rhinos survive outside reserves and national parks.  The Javan, Sumatran and black rhinos are all critically endangered.  Successful conservation efforts have helped the greater one horned rhino to increase in number.  Their status was changed from endangered to vulnerable, but sadly the species is still poached for their horn.  We must all work together to end poaching once and for all!

Avery and Masa Adopt a Slow Loris

By Steve Barrett
on August 19, 2017

Avery and Masa Adopt a Slow Loris

Hi Friends! Our heroes are proud to support the good people at World Wildlife Fund with the adoption of a Slow Loris! Masa and his family were threatened by poachers in our first adventure book- Lost and Found on Java Island.  You can learn more about how to support slow lorises and other endangered species at the www.worldwildlife.org

Nine Slow Lorises Rescued!

By Steve Barrett
on August 18, 2017

Nine Slow Lorises Rescued!

Avery and Masa are so grateful for the work International Animal Rescue does every day to help save the endangered animals.  

Their team as rescued nine slow lorises from an illegal trader in Indonesia.  The tiny primates had been crammed into a cardboard box which had been taped up as a parcel with tiny airless in the side.  They were all found to be suffering from stress, dehydration and hunger.  Three of them have already had their teeth cut out while two others have friction wounds as a result of being packed together so tightly.

The lorises are currently receiving emergency treatment from the medical team.  IAR Vet Dr. Imam Arifin said: "Packed together so tightly, wish so little air and no food or water, it is a miracle that the poor creatures survived - an no wonder they are now so stressed and in such poor physical condition."  The trader is currently being questioned by investigators to try to gather more information about the network of illegal wildlife traders operating on social media.

Together we can and must all work together to keep fighting to conserve our precious animals and planet.  Avery and Masa won't give up the fight!

Save the Elephants

By Steve Barrett
on August 17, 2017

Save the Elephants

Every 15 minutes, an elephant is killed for its ivory - and this cruel, gruesome practice could drive the species to extinction within a generation.  The Sarara Initiative, a model of sustainable community-based conservation, is working toward the security for elephants and people.

Avery and Masa love the work the Sarara Initiative is doing to help save the elephants.  Together we can all work towards conservation of the endangered!

Avery and Masa Adopt a Red Panda!

By Steve Barrett
on August 15, 2017

Avery and Masa Adopt a Red Panda!

Avery and Masa are so excited to announce they just adopted a red panda from the amazing Red Panda Network! 

There may be as little as 2500 red pandas left in the world and the Red Panda Network helps protect them and their habitat through education and empowerment of local communities.  They are protectors of the endangered animals just like Avery and Masa!

Adopt a red panda

Summer Camp!

By Steve Barrett
on July 27, 2017

Summer Camp!

Avery and Masa had such a great time at summer camp in Pasadena, CA! The kids even asked them to come back!  Thanks to the teachers who shared our positive message with their students and joined the adventure.  We appreciate the love and are honored to return next year with our second book coming soon!

 

Kids Summer Camp in Pasadena with Avery and Masa

Kids reading and doing activities with avery and masa

kids summer camp enjoying activities with avery and masa

Summer Vacation Continues...

By Steve Barrett
on June 30, 2017

Summer Vacation Continues...

Summer Vacation adventure in Virgin Gorda! Our heroes are looking into protecting the endangered Anegada Island Iguana, Hawksbill Turtle and Wide Sawfish 🦎🐢🐟 New animal friends to meet and help! Get your copy of Book One -Java Island at www.averyandmasa.com (link in bio) Amazon or Barnes and Noble #averyandmasa #redpanda #slowloris#anegadaiguana #hawksbillturtle#widesawfish #conservation

Adventures in Indonesia!

By Steve Barrett
on June 28, 2017

Adventures in Indonesia!

Avery and Masa had so much fun exploring the black sand beaches of Amed, Bali in Indonesia last week! Fun fact, Java Island where Book 1 takes place is also part of Indonesia! We hear Avery and Masa are on another tropical island adventure...stay tuned to find out where they'll end up next! #averyandmasa #jointheadventure#kidsbooks #kidsreading #savetheplanet#savetheanimals #bali #indonesia#blacksandbeach #amed

Thank you thank you thank you!

By Steve Barrett
on June 04, 2017

Thank you thank you thank you!

Dear Book Expo and Book Con, Avery and Masa thank you for an incredible experience! The STAFF was epic! Our heroes and team had an unforgettable time meeting the most amazing parents, kids, authors, publishers, distributors, media and book fans! Cheers to being positive and we look forward to next year! #averyandmasa #bookexpo2017#bookexpo #thebookcon #bookcon#javitscenter #nyc #abc #abc7ny

Book Con Day!

By Steve Barrett
on June 03, 2017

Book Con Day!

Book Con Day! Meet the authors Steve Barrett and Mike Deeney with illustrator Erle Tompkins at Family HQ Booth #1416 for a super cool time! Learn about Avery and Masa and how they escape poachers to save the endangered- Learn to draw Avery and get FREE stickers! Nectar! Java Island available now at Averyandmasa.com Amazon and Barnes and Noble #jointheadventure #averyandmasa#thebookcon

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