The Bozeman Daily Chronicle featured an article about Save The Nautilus winning the Barron Prize.
Before they knew it, emails — more than 500 of them — poured in. And then donations, mostly small checks from other children who had raised money by everything from walking dogs to holding bake sales.
Two years in, they’ve made $20,000 to help fund Ward’s research, crucial to knowing how many nautiluses remain in the wild. The work, Utsch hopes, will lead to protection of the nautilus under the Convention of International Trade in Endangered Species, the international law that regulates the sale of items like rhino horns and elephant tusks.